Travelling around Sevenoaks
Within striking distance of the City of London, Sevenoaks is a busy little town that combines history and character with a 21st-century shopping destination. Set in the middle of picturesque Kent countryside, the town has a friendly village feel and some fabulous historic architecture and landscaping, thanks to the beautiful Knole House and Gardens.
Whether you’re planning a visit or you’re one of Sevenoaks 18,000 residents, there's plenty to do in this pretty Kentish town. Indulge your inner shopaholic in the town centre, stop for a bite to eat in one of the town’s many eateries or explore the history of the area. Knole House with its beautiful 1000-acre deer park, 365 rooms and 52 staircases is a definite must-see.
As you’d expect from a commuter town, there are excellent transport links in Sevenoaks, both to London and the rest of the Home Counties. Arriva buses operate numerous services in and around Sevenoaks with regular routes to Tonbridge Wells, Gravesend, Kemsing and beyond.
If shopping is your thing, then you certainly won’t be disappointed with the town’s excellent blend of big brands and independent shopping. Visit Bligh's Meadow shopping centre, which sells everything from the useful to the unique, and be sure to check out the pedestrian side streets for fun, quirky purchases too.
In the heart of the old town, The Vine Cricket Club, one of the oldest in England, is well worth a visit, if only to admire the Seven Oaks that have been replaced numerous times over the centuries. Just don't ask why there are now only nine! The town centre is also home to The Stag, a community hub, theatre and cinema all in one. For outdoor adventure, explore the impressive Riverhill Himalayan Gardens nearby.
There are plenty of pubs and eateries where you can enjoy local produce, including the famous Kentish beers and wines, as well as a great range of contemporary cuisines.