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Looking for a new home in Chatham?

Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester share the maritime and naval heritage of the River Medway. Today, the famous dockyard is a tourist attraction, the sheltered Medway estuary is a haven for sailing and water sports, and Chatham is an excellent choice for commuters as it’s only 45 minutes out of Central London by train. This key area of Kent is as busy with business and commerce, as it is with leisure and recreation, an urban area with the benefits of coast and countryside on hand for your new home.

Living in Chatham

Travel and transport

The M2 and A2 are the vital links between Dover and Dartford, connecting with Greater London, as well as with Faversham, Canterbury, and the south coast. You can join the M25 at Sevenoaks, 28 miles to the west. Train services from Chatham to London Victoria, Charing Cross, London Bridge or St Pancras take less than an hour. It’s 30 miles to London City Airport on the A2 via Greenwich, 43 miles to Gatwick, and 65 miles to Heathrow via the M25.

Local information

Chatham is a thriving town with excellent services and facilities. The town centre is pedestrianised. The Pentagon Shopping Centre is the main hub though there are plenty of smaller independent shops in the town. Gillingham, Rochester and Strood are local options for more of the popular high-street brands. The huge Bluewater Shopping Centre at Greenhithe is a short drive away, and there’s a shopping outlet at the Dockside.  Leisure and activity centres include Medway Park, Flip Out Chatham and Chatham Bowl in the Pentagon Shopping Centre.

Local schools

Chatham Grammar School & Sixth Form, Greenacre Academy, and St John Fisher Catholic School offer secondary-age education. Independent schooling is another option, with provision from Solefield School and Rochester Independent School. Walderslade Girls' School is a single-sex college.