Charles Church


Sittingbourne is a key town in a key location in Kent. It’s close to the intersection of the A249 and the M2, which puts it at a great advantage for travel to Gillingham, Rochester and the Dartford Tunnel, Maidstone and the M20 and M25, and Dover, Folkstone and the south coast.

When you’re not on the road with work in mind, you can be up in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or down by the sea at Whitstable or Herne Bay. You can be in the historic cathedral city of Canterbury or exploring the Isle of Sheppey.

Access to the high-speed rail service to London, makes Sittingbourne a very popular place to set up home, and an excellent choice of new homes means that it’s a good option for first-time buyers, professionals and growing families. Midway between London and Dover is a good place to be for both work and leisure, and an innovative on-demand transport system called ArrivaClick, puts local services on the spot too.

Living in Sittingbourne

Great transport links

The excellent road network around Sittingbourne puts you 17 miles from Canterbury and 45 miles from London. The M2, M20 and A2 all head towards the M25 and to Folkestone and Dover.

You can peel off these main routes at any point, for the famous Kent countryside and coast, for historic villages and seaside towns. Add the high-speed rail service into your travel plans for a fast one-hour commuter link into central London or a quick getaway across the Channel.

Home town benefits

Sittingbourne’s high street has all the stores, cafés and facilities that you would expect in a large town. The train station is central too, for a work day or a day out without the car. The leisure centre and the Milton Creek Country Park give you the option of indoor or outdoor exercise for all the family. There are sports clubs and schools, green spaces and family fun places in this multi-tasking town.

Living in Kent

This is a county of contrasts. Fast forward from HS1 to the traditional seaside town of Broadstairs. Take a trip back in time at the historic dockyard at Chatham or a trip into the historic hop and fruit growing countryside, with its unique oast houses. Choose between the huge Bluewater Shopping Centre and the open skies of the Kent Downs. This is a popular and busy corner of the UK, but it’s easy to get off the beaten track and find yourself in another world.