Travelling around Gravesend
Think 18th-century market halls, a pleasant old town (complete with picturesque cobbled streets and alleyways) and a scenic river location and you get a pretty good idea of what to expect when visiting Gravesend. Being the final resting place of Princess Pocahontas (yes, really), the ancient town of Gravesend has plenty of history to explore, but also straddles the future with HS1 running very close by.
If you’re unfamiliar with the area, then the link to Charles Dickins may come as a surprise, but many locations throughout Gravesend were thought to inspire the author’s work – making it very worthy of a visit for literary enthusiasts. Failing that there are parks, shopping centres and English pubs aplenty. Arriva buses operate services across Gravesend and beyond, with regular services running to the huge Bluewater Shopping Centre, as well as Dartford and Sevenoaks.