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Gravesend is championed as a great commuter location, with easy access to London via train and just six miles from the M25. The busy shopping town contrasts greatly with the semi-rural village aura of Gravesend, giving residents the best of both worlds. A lot of the population of the town is made up of ex-Londoners who moved away from the city for an improved lifestyle. Gravesend is also home to the biggest Sikh temple in Europe, meaning the area is very multi-cultural.
Gravesend is part of Gravesham borough the self-acclaimed ‘hidden-gem of Kent’. This name certainly rings true and it’s easy to see why when you look at the area’s historic villages, rivers, countryside and picturesque parishes.
Moving to Gravesend is a great choice for anybody looking to escape the daily hustle and bustle of city life. The town has a strong sense of community and there a large number of different events and clubs through which new friends and relationships can be built.
Moving to Gravesend
There are some extremely prestigious roads in Gravesend, such as Singlewell Road, loved for its large period homes. In general, however, the town has a real variety of properties. There are Victorian and Edwardian properties, sitting side by side with new builds. For those looking to get a foot on the property ladder, a one bedroom flat will start at £100,000. Family homes closer to the centre of town, and around the railway station, tend to have asking prices between £500,000 and £600,000.
For young working professionals, studio apartments are plentiful on the rental market in Gravesend, usually falling between £475 pcm and £550 pcm. Properties with one or two bedrooms vary between £600 and £900 pcm, with size and location being major influences. Three- and four-bedroom houses will vary in price based upon location, style, and condition. Most fall in to the £850 pcm to £1,700 pcm range.
Britannia Bearsbys are located in Aylesford. Located just 25 minutes away from Gravesend, the team at Bearsbys are experts in house removals and provide a seamless service. The Aylesford office also provides a variety of storage options that suit the different needs to customers.
Days Out and Things to do in Gravesend
Gravesend and the surrounding towns and villages have a plethora of activities and days out for all ages. There are several country parks for those who love the outdoors, including Shorne Woods Country Park. This is a favourite with locals due to its large ancient woodlands, adventure play areas, fishing opportunities, and all-important coffee shop.
The area is a beautiful display of greenery. The wooded areas contain a rare sense of serenity and clam, as a result, a number of different walking groups are active here. Weekly park runs are organised and visitors can enjoy taking in the tranquil rivers complete with an abundance of wildlife.
One of the most famous attractions in Gravesend is the burial site of Pocahontas. She is said to have been laid to rest in St. Georges Church and in 1958 a bronze statue was unveiled in the church gardens, which has attracted many visitors over the years. The tragic story surrounding the statue is one well worth learning and it stands to proclaim the memory of a young Iroquois girl stolen from her family over 400 years ago.
Gravesend is also home to a number of escape rooms that offer families a great experience to put their problem solving and team work skills to the test. A great opportunity to try something completely new that’s guaranteed to be heaps of fun.
This is also the home of Gravesend Riverside, a connecting transport route between London and Europe that has played a big role in helping to build Gravesend into the place it is today. While this channel was in the past home to traders, pirates and smugglers, today it offers visitors the opportunity to take part in a Riverside Cruise. These cruises run between April and July, and then again from September to October. If you take the trip you will witness first hand the historical defences that have been erected along the route. From the remains of Iron Age forts to the stronger and more powerful ones of the 21st century built to protect the country in times of war.
Transport Links Gravesend
Transport links have received a healthy cash injection over the past few years in Gravesend and the town is benefitting. Gravesend is the train stop before Ebbsfleet International Station which means it is now located on the new high-speed rail line. Commuters can get to London St Pancras International in a staggering 17 minutes. Ebbsfleet is also serviced by Eurostar trains, and tourists and commuters alike can reach the French capital in under two hours. Trains from Gravesend station also service London Bridge, Waterloo East, and Charing Cross.
The A2 passes directly through Gravesend, offering drivers a direct route into Central London and the M25.
Events and Festivals in Gravesend
There are a number of events and festivals held in the Gravesend area. One of the most popular of these events is The Riverside Festival. This event has been running for over five-years since its start in 2013. The festival displays a variety of artists from different music genres all supported by a host of different family activities such as donkey rides, science shows, Punch and Judy and arts and crafts.
Christmas is a special time, no matter where you are living but, Gravesend certainly has something special to offer. Gravesham hosts an incredible display of light shows, lantern parades and markets throughout the build-up to Christmas. Of all these events, the Gravesend Christmas Market is potentially the most spectacular thanks to its use of beautiful props and Christmas decorations.
About Britannia Bearsbys Gravesend Removals
No matter whether you are moving to or from Gravesend, Britannia Bearsbys are a local removal service that can help you to move home quickly and efficiently. We pride ourselves on upholding our reputation as a friendly and polite family run company that genuinely cares about our customers. It’s one of the reasons we hold our team members to such high standards, we place an expectation on ourselves to be continuously providing the best removals service possible to our customers.
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