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Gravesend is in the county of Kent in the South East region of England. Gravesend is a historic town located 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]

There are express train services from London. Trains are operated by SouthEastern

Get around[edit]

Local buses are operated by Arriva and Nu-Venture

By train[edit]

From London by train[edit]

1 Gravesend station receives direct trains from London Bridge, London Waterloo East, London Cannon Street 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.


  • 1 Royal Terrace Pier. Royal Terrace Pier on Wikipedia Royal Terrace Pier (Q7374905) on Wikidata
  • 2 Gravesend Clock Tower. Built in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee and renovated in 2017.
  • 3 Windmill Hill. Windmill Hill, Kent on Wikipedia Windmill Hill, Kent (Q8024289) on Wikidata
  • 4 Gravesend Pier. Gravesend town pier on Wikipedia Gravesend town pier (Q5597925) on Wikidata




  • Star Grill. it's owner Ali Gallip serves you up with the finest of Turkish cuisine, from freshly carved doner kebab to tantalizingly spicy kofte. Please note, take away service only.


  • The George, Queen Street. 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.
  • The New Inn, Queen Street. Enjoy a pint of local favourite 'Dartford Wobbler' over a game of pool. On Friday and Saturday night there is a dj spinning the latest tunes.


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