Living in Medway
Situated on the north coast of Kent, Medway is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside and coastlines South East England has to offer, yet it is less than an hour by train to London.
It is also connected to an excellent road network enabling easy access across the south east of England and further afield, including Europe, just 21 miles from the Kent coast.
Medway schools are of a high standard, with some of the best performing grammar schools in the region. When school is out, there are plenty of places to explore and activities to enjoy.
The River Medway has long been recognised as one of Britain’s most important for leisure activities and has a fascinating and illustrious maritime heritage. During the summer months there's no better way to view the area than from the river on one of the trips operated from Sun Pier in Chatham.
Medway is steeped in history and heritage, from its cathedral and castles to its military and maritime connections. It is also beautiful - Rochester has been described as ‘ravishingly pretty.'
Food and drink lovers can find an excellent choice of restaurants, cafes and public houses throughout Medway, some serving homemade dishes using local Kentish produce. Evening entertainment can be enjoyed at one of Medway's theatres where a choice of shows, musicals and performances are regularly held.
A blend of small quirky independent shops and some of the better known high street stores you would expect to see can be found throughout Medway. For bargain hunters there are weekly local markets in Gillingham and Strood town centres to browse around and local Kent produce direct from the farmers and producers can be found at the Rochester Farmers' Market.
Medway is the South East’s festival and events capital, hosting more than 30 days of free festivals and events each year, including bustling street festivals, open air concerts and theatre performances to major international sporting events at Medway Park.