Gravesham is a borough in North West Kent, situated on the River Thames and incorporating Gravesend and Northfleet. Thanks to the close proximity to the river and the excellent transport links, this area has always been popular with commuters.

You can enjoy many leisure activities along the banks of the River Thames or in the exceptional countryside.  Escape the bustle of the town centre by visiting one of the many charming surrounding villages, which include Cobham, Higham and Shorne and are home to pubs and restaurants serving good quality food.


Gravesend is a town on the south bank of the Thames, opposite Tilbury in Essex. It is the administrative town of the Borough of Gravesham and because of its geographical position, has always had an important role to play in the history and communications of this part of England. It still retains a strong link with the river today.

Gravesend is the closest major town to the new Ebbsfleet Eurostar Terminal. Eurostar services run to Paris and Brussels from the station and their London St Pancras station. The Channel Tunnel Rail Link, runs a domestic service operating to and from Gravesend and other parts of North and East Kent into London St Pancras terminals. This link also provides services to Stratford station, and the heart of London.

Gravesend is located minutes from Bluewater, Europe's largest and most innovative retail and leisure destination opened on March 16, 1999. Within the first 12 months of trading, Bluewater changed the face of retailing in the UK and became the benchmark for quality British retailing.


The town of Northfleet dates as far back as Roman times, so there is plenty of history to explore. It's location by the River has meant that industry and trade have played a significant role in the town’s history which, over the years, has produced cement, paper and metals. 

More information can be found on the Go Gravesham website.

Image courtesy of Visit Kent.