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Travelling around Tunbridge Wells

Travelling around Tunbridge Wells

With an abundance of green spaces and pretty shopping centres and less than an hour’s commute to London, it’s easy to see why the Royal Town of Tunbridge Wells is a popular commuter town. With smart boutiques and stylish restaurants dotted along the high street, this Kentish spa town is certainly worth a visit.

If you’re thinking of popping down (or you’ve just moved here and are looking for things to do) then there’s plenty to see. There are a selection of theatres, galleries and cinemas for culture vultures, plenty of parkland and a boating lake for those who love the great outdoors, plus a bustling shopping area too.

Arriva buses are in operation across the town to take people to Maidstone, Sevenoaks and more.

Tunbridge Wells Opera House

Tunbridge Wells has shops, cafes and restaurants aplenty. Head to the High Street between the train station and the Pantiles for a selection of high-end High Street shops, including Whistles, The White Company and more. The northern part of the town centre boasts well-known chains, such as H&M, Gap and Topshop. Perfect for shopaholics!

The popular Assembly Hall Theatre programmes a wide selection of shows to keep everyone happy, from kids’ shows and touring theatre to large-scale opera. Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery has regular fascinating collections, showing off local history and much more besides.

The town boasts a number of impressive parks. Grosvenor and Hilbert Park, which is located in the centre of the town, has a lake and a bowling green and is set to get even better thanks to Lottery funding. Calverley Grounds, also in the city centre, has tennis courts and even a croquet lawn.