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Gravesend is in the county of Kent in the South East region of England. Gravesend is a historic town on the river Thames, opposite Tilbury in Essex. Since the late 14th century passengers have been transported to and from London by water on a "Tilt Boat". It is the final resting place of Pocahontas, whose memorial can be seen.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

1 Gravesend station Trains are operated by SouthEastern[dead link], Trains run direct from London Bridge, London Waterloo East, London Cannon St or London Charing Cross. The journey takes about 50 minutes.

HS1 from Gravesend to London St Pancras (via Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International) takes a little over 20 minutes.

Get around[edit]

Local buses are operated by Arriva and Nu-Venture



  • Panic Room, 7 Berkley Cres, Gravesend DA12 2AH. Leading Escape Room centre
  • Riverside Festival is next held on the Promenade on 1 July 2023.




  • 1 The George, Queen St, DA12 2EE, +44 1474 352306. M-Th 11AM-11PM, F Sa 11AM-midnight, Su 11AM-10:30PM. Serving up a wide selections of beers and spirits, and with a lively evening atmosphere, an evening in the George is not to be missed. If you happen to be in Gravesend during the month of July, you may be lucky enough to meet local character 'benzo' in the George, during an annual drinking festival.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Gravesend
LondonDartford  NW  SE  → merges with Dover

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