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County - Kent | Map
Tel code: 01322 | code search
Postcode: DA1 | code search
Population: 81000
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Famous Dartford Dates
Birthplace of:
Mick Jagger Keith Richards Sidney Keyes Pete Tong Peter Blake
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Cultural Britain:
Jagger, Richards and Dartford
Folk Customs:
Admiralty of the Medway
Biddenden Dole
Blessing the Sea and Diving for the Cross
Canterburys Hop Hoodening
Rochester Sweeps' Festival
St Bartholomew's Day Bun Race
The Offham Quintain

Dartford Events

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Tom Hart Dyke’s Lullingstone Plant Fair
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Hilton Dartford Bridge
"Good Points: Location of hotel - easy to find Bad Points: Lack of staff at breakfast led to poor service. Waiting staff were doing their best but just not enough of ..." More

Express by Holiday Inn Dartford
"Good Points: friendly staff Bad Points: air conditioning far too cold and turned itself on in the middle of the night. General review: Good hotel bad air conditioning

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Hilton Dartford Bridge
"Good Points: We have stayed at the Dartford Bridge hotel on many occasions. This time we stayed for a local event with family, booked through the January sale promotion. ..." More

Dartford Reviews (18)

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Dartford is a thoroughly modern destination, quite unlike a typical Kentish town. The former Roman settlement, industrial centre and Victorian market place was extensively rebuilt in the 1900s and today, with a population of more than 80,000, is working towards a new wave of regeneration. Some 20 miles east of London, it feels more like an outpost of the capital than a part of the Garden of England although it lies just within the Kent county border, on the north west. Dartford is situated on the Thames, and its famous tunnel leads M25 motorists below the river, while the spectacular Queen Elizabeth II road bridge rises to giddy heights. With quick links to London's bright lights and delightful journeys into the magical heartlands of the Weald, Dartford is an ideal base for visitors. In its own right, however, it has much to recommend it. Some fine old structures have survived modernisation. The Manor Gate House, all that remains of Henry VIII's 16th Century mansion, is still standing, along with medieval buildings in the High Street and the Holy Trinity Church, which dates back to the 1000s and contains a 15th Century mural. Here, the body of Henry V lay overnight for a requiem mass before burial at Westminster Abbey. Then there's the Swanscombe Skull Site where three matching fragments of skull turned out to be among the oldest human remains ever found in Europe. Scenic locations include the 26-acre Central Park, providing glorious floral displays and walks along the Darent riverside, and the smaller Hesketh Park, with sporting facilities and the wooded Dell. Dartford also has a museum, a swimming pool and leisure centre which welcomes non-members, and a thriving nightlife offering concerts, plays, opera, ballet, musicals and panto. Shopping heaven is within easy reach at the huge Bluewater complex.

Accountant

Abacus Accounting Services
Donal Lucey Lawlor Chartered Accountants
Griffin Donnellan Partnership

Attraction

Dartford Borough Museum
Eagle Heights
Eynsford Castle
Lullingstone Castle
Lullingstone Roman Villa
St John's Jerusalem

Budget

Campanile Hotel Dartford *book online*
Travelodge Dartford *book online*

Care Home

Beechcare Care Home

Classes

Dance - Sylvera School of Dancing

Club

DA1

Conference Centre

Admirals Park

Council

Dartford Borough Council

Doctor

Dartford East Health Centre
Dartford West Health Centre
Horsman's Place Surgery
Lowfield Medical Centre

The Orchard Practice

Golf Club

Birchwood Park
Dartford

Market

Dartford Market

Solicitor

Cook Taylor Woodhouse
Nathan Gabrielle & Associates
Ross Green & Crowe

Taxi

24 Hour Beeline Express
A S A P Cars
Airport Taxis
Cliffs Taxis

Theatre

Miskin Theatre
The Orchard

Vet

Mead Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Acacia Hall LTC (Tennis)
Bexley Park CC (Cricket)
Bexley RFC (Rugby Union)
Dartford Cricket Club (Cricket)
Dartford Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Dartford Road Runners (Athletics)

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Dartford VC (Volleyball)
Fleetwood United (Amateur Football)
Kent Ravens ARLFC (Rugby League)
Southfleet CC (Cricket)

Shops

Bargain Book Centre
Darling Buds Of Kent
Boots
Dennis of Bexley
Pet & Garden Supplies
Hodgson Pharmacy
Crayford Optical Centre
Benson Shoe Ltd
Henrys
John Lewis
Wickes
Food for Living
H Samuel
Peacocks
Mothercare
Superdrug

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Dreams
Lush

Antiques

Baboushka old and antique pine
Dartford Antiques

Activities

Gravesend CC(Cycling)
Thames Road Club(Cycling)
Goals Soccer Centre(Football)

Places to Stay near Dartford

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Campanile Hotel Dartford (1.82 miles)

Campanile Hotel Dartford

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Equipped to welcome you all year round, this hotel close to the M25 Dartford Tunnel offers smart, non-smoking and well-equipped en suite bedrooms.

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Travelodge Dartford (2.02 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Rowhill Grange Hotel & Spa (2.23 miles)

Rowhill Grange Hotel & Spa

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This deluxe hotel is 5 minutes away from the M25/M20. It is just 10 minutes from Ebbsfleet International and Bluewater – Europe’s largest shopping centre. London is 30 minutes away. Winner of ... More

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Royal Hotel (2.81 miles)

Royal Hotel

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A short distance from the M25, Brands Hatch and both Lakeside and Bluewater shopping centres, this hotel boasts a superb riverside location, with terraces overlooking the Thames. The Royal Hotel is situated ... More

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Holiday Inn London Bexley (2.83 miles)

Holiday Inn London Bexley

You are assured of a warm welcome at the Holiday Inn London Bexley, a modern hotel based around a traditional 1930’s red-brick pub building. We are situated in the centre of Bexley and offer parking ... More | visit website

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Bexleyheath Marriott (3.01 miles)

Bexleyheath Marriott

Classic service and flexibility combine for an outstanding experience at the Bexleyheath Marriott Hotel. Located close to Junction 2 of the M25 and easily accessible to London, Greenwich, the O2 Arena and Bluewater, Europe’s largest ... More | visit website

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Hotel Ibis London Thurrock (3.10 miles)

Hotel Ibis London Thurrock

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Our hotel is located near shopping centre, Lakeside and Bluewater, and 10 minutes from Tilbury port Ideal for shopping stop overs or business trip 102 bedrooms, including double bedded rooms and ... More

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Premier Inn Thurrock West (3.27 miles)

Premier Inn Thurrock West

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Ideally positioned within easy reach of the M25. For shops and local amenities Thurrock town centre is only 2 miles away. Conveniently located 2 miles from Purfleet train station and 14 ... More | visit website

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Thurrock Hotel (3.67 miles)

Thurrock Hotel

Recently refurbished 25 out of 58 bedrooms. The hotel is located in the countryside 12 miles from the centre of London, 5 minutes from Lakeside and Bluewater, some of the largest shopping malls in Europe. ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Rainham (4.02 miles)

Premier Inn Rainham
Conveniently located for Rainham train station and just 10 miles from London City Airport. For shops and local amenities Rainham town centre is only 3 miles away. Our Rainham Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly ... More | visit website

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