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Montrose Restaurant
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Raj Pavilion
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The town of Tunbridge Wells in west Kent, north of the border with East Sussex was founded around the Chalybeate Spring, which was discovered in 1606 by Dudley, Lord North, a courtier to James I. The high iron content of the water was believed to have healing qualities so the town developed as a spa town, named after the nearby Tonbridge, then known as Tunbridge but which later had its name changed due to confusion which still exists today. The word ‘chalybeate’ is derived from the Latin word for steel meaning ‘containing iron’. Many people promoted the qualities of the spa water, which was said to have health-giving properties. Lord Dudley North’s physician claimed that the waters contained ‘vitriol’ and that they could cure ‘the colic’, ‘the melancholy’ and ‘the vapours’ and that it dried the ‘over-moistened brain’ and killed flat worms in the belly. Princess Victoria, before she became queen, drank the waters every day during her stay in the town in 1834. She and her mother, Duchess of Kent, took daily strolls along the Pantiles. – an area of upper walks created in 1700, named for the tiles used in the paving. In 1793 the tiles were removed, replaced with stone flagging and the region renamed The Parade but in 1887 the original name was restored. In 1909 King Edward VII bestowed the town with its ‘Royal’ title, one of only two towns to this day to have been given such a title, the other being Royal Leamington Spa. This was to officially acknowledge the popularity of the town amongst royalty and the fashionable aristocracy and it became the place to see and be seen. Tunbridge Wells has a prim, middle-class reputation for Georgian elegance and natural beauty and is referenced in diverse literature. It lies in the heart of some of the most scenic stretches of countryside in England, surrounded by the unspoilt beauty of the Weald.


Aston Steele
Horwath Clark Whitehill
The Goodman Partnership


Chalybeate Spring
David Salomons House at Salomons
Groombridge Place Gardens & Enchanted Forest
High Rocks
Scotney Castle Garden and Estate
Spa Valley Railway
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery


Innkeepers Lodge *book online*
Travelodge Tunbridge Wells *book online*

Care Home

Ashurst Park Care Home
Birkin Lodge Care Home
Firtree House Nursing Home
Mount Ephraim House


Dance - First Move
Yoga - Pieter Goedkoop I.Y.T.


The Coco Lounge


Tunbridge Wells Borough Council


Aspen Dental Care
Calverley Dental Practice
i-teeth dental care
Woodbury Park Dental Surgery


Grosvenor Medical Centre
Kingswood Surgery
Lonsdale Medical Centre
Rowan Tree Surgery
St James Medical Centre

Farmers Market

Tunbridge Wells Farmers Market

Flat Share

Easy Room Mate

Golf Club

Tunbridge Wells Golf CLub

Health and Fitness Club

Champneys Town Spa
Esporta Health Club
LA Fitness


Camden Arms Hotel
Swan Hotel
The Beacon

The Royal Wells Hotel


Mabledon Farm Car Boot
Tunbridge Wells Farmers Market
Tunbridge Wells Market

Pub and Bar

Bar Italia 2000
Brecknock Arms
Foresters Arms
Guinea Butt
Kentish Yeoman
Litten Tree
Mount Edgcumbe Hotel
Prince of Wales
Red Lion
White Hart


Bar Italia 2000
Barn Pub and Grill Restaurant
Brecknock Arms

Delicious 2
Gracelands Palace
Kitsu Sushi Bar
Le Petit Blanc
Montrose Restaurant
Mount Edgcumbe Hotel
Raj Pavilion
Restaurant 86
St Agostino
The Brew House


Beechwood Sacred Heart
Kent College Pembury
Kent College Preparatory School
Tunbridge Wells High School


Featherdown Farm
Garden of England Cottages

Itaris Properties


Robert Hagger & Co
Thomson Snell & Passmore
Wigg & Co


Airport Express
Gibbs Taxis
Ian Dolwin
Solo Taxi Service


Assembly Hall Theatre
Trinity Theatre


Rusthall Veterinary Surgery

Sports Clubs

Bushido - Tunbridge Wells and District Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Byng Hall TTC (Table Tennis)
Linden Park CC (Cricket)
Paddock Wood AC (Athletics)
Rusthall (Amateur Football)
Southborough CC (Cricket)

Tunbridge Wells (Amateur Football)
Tunbridge Wells (Men's Hockey)
Tunbridge Wells (Women's Hockey)
Tunbridge Wells CC (Cricket)
Tunbridge Wells Harriers (Athletics)


Past Times
Waterstones Booksellers Ltd
Flower Basket
Early Learning Centre
La Senza
Wyevale Garden Centre
Pets Fayre & Aquatic Centre
Mutley & Fifi
Old Macdonalds
Stillfield Ltd
Austin Reed
Whittard of Chelsea

Carrs Corner Chemist
Pg Event Solutions
Arthur Hayes
Shoes By M
J D Sports
Royall Fine Art
Fairfax Gallery
Redleaf Gallery
Royal Victoria Gallery
Bluemoon Gallery
Majestic Wine
PC World
Holland and Barratt
The Organic Health Shop
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Aphrodisia Ltd
JoJo Maman Bebe
Med-Spa Clinic
Black Cat Music
Temper Temper
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Sussex Stationers
Star Sunglasses UK
Rare & Organic
Crabtree and Evelyn
Timeless Treats
White Stuff
Timeless Treats Cupcakes
Phase Eight
Revival - Gifts and Home Accessories


A A Antiques
Amadeus Antiques
Beau Nash Antiques
Chapel Place Antiques
Downlane Hall Antiques
Glassdrumman Antiques
Langton Green Antiques
Pantiles Antiques
Phoenix Antiques
Thompson John
Aaron Antiques


Honnington Equestrian Centre(Riding)
Bowles Outdoor Centre(Snow Sports)

Places to Stay near Tunbridge Wells

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Russell Hotel (0.50 miles)

Russell Hotel

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With style and comfort coupled with convenience, this hotel set in the very centre of historic Tunbridge Wells is positioned on the edge of the rural common. The hotel was ... More

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The Royal Wells Hotel (0.51 miles)

The Royal Wells Hotel

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A most comfortable hotel with a commanding position, overlooking Tunbridge Wells Common.

The Royal Wells Hotel owes it's regal title to Queen Victoria, who made frequent visits as a young princess in ... More

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The Lancers (0.58 miles)

The Lancers
This charming Georgian B&B is right in the centre of town, moments from shops, restaurants and theatres. Until 2007 it was the home of Dr Who actor Tom Baker. The Annexe, Tom's former den, has ... More | visit website
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Hotel du Vin & Bistro (0.58 miles)

Hotel du Vin & Bistro

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Hotel du Vin Tunbridge Wells is set in one of the historic spa town's architectural landmarks, a Grade II-listed sandstone mansion built as a private residence in 1762.We have strived ... More

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Smart and Simple Hotel (0.73 miles)

Smart and Simple Hotel

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Smart and Simple is the newest Hotel in Tunbridge Wells.
Our 40 rooms have great views of either the common or our gardens.
The hotel is perfectly situated five minutes from the ... More

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Itaris Properties (0.75 miles)

Itaris Properties
Relax in our beautifully appointed apartments in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells. With a commanding view of this historic spa town, 'Plaisance' is a Grade II listed building converted into six apartments within easy ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Tunbridge Wells (0.82 miles)

The Travelodge Tunbridge Wells is a comfortable, clean and well priced hotel ideally located just half a mile from the historic and picturesque town centre of Tunbridge Wells. The hotel is also within easy reach ... More | visit website

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The Brew House (0.95 miles)

The Brew House
This boutique hotel in Royal Tunbridge Wells may have glossy looks, a stylish bar and sleek trappings, but it still offers a welcome that’s warm and intimate. The Brew House Hotel is the perfect base ... More | visit website
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Swan Hotel (1.02 miles)

Swan Hotel

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Situated within the famous colonnaded Georgian Pantiles, the historic centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells, the Swan Hotel offers stylish, modern accommodation. Dating from the 1600s, the ... More

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Spa Hotel (1.17 miles)

Spa Hotel

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A sense of traditional British hospitality blends with a relaxed, modern approach to service and standards, promising a genuinely warm and comfortable welcome.

The Spa Hotel is an elegant country mansion, set ... More

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