Chatham is a town on the River Medway in the north of the English county of Kent, UK. Together with its neighbouring towns of Rochester and Gillingham it forms a large urban area known as the Medway Towns.
- From London, take the A2 arterial road (32 mi, 51 km).
- From Canterbury, take the A2 and the M2 to Junction 3 for the Rochester exit (32 mi, 51 km, about 40 min).
address: Railway Street, ME4 6PNTrains are operated by SouthEastern. Car park £6 per day.
Fast trains operate from London Victoria (typical journey time 45 - 60 minutes) and slower stopping trains from London Charing Cross, London Waterloo and London Bridge via Dartford (typical journey time 60 - 65 minutes). Trains from Ramsgate & Dover Priory also serve Chatham.
High Speed 1 trains from London St Pancras and Faversham serve Chatham. For local journeys these trains are more expensive than the other routes.
phone: +44 1634 823800address: Western Avenue, ME4 4TY (the entrance at Main Gate – off Dock Road, is for tenants and residents only)An old naval dockyard now run as a museum.
address: Dock Road, ME4 4UB
phone: +44 1634 812108address: 272 High St, ME4 4BPArts centre with studio space for artists, exhibition gallery and cafe. Occasional film screenings in a popup cinema.
address: 5 The Brook, ME4 4SESmall theatre in former town hall.
address: 170 High Street, ME4 4AS965-seat theatre.
phone: +44 1634 405388address: Pentagon Shopping Centre, ME4 4HY
phone: +44 1634 899389address: Maritime Way, Chatham Maritime, ME4 3ED
phone: +44 1634 405422address: 14 Railway Street, ME4 4JLWetherspoon's pub with meals.
phone: +44 1634 931122address: Pump House no. 5, Chatham Dockyard, Leviathan Way, ME4 4LPGin distillery. The gin is flavoured with juniper, elderflower, coriander, orange, lemon, cardamom, grains of paradise from Africa, angelica root and orris root.
phone: +44 8707705964address: Capstone Road, Gillingham, ME7 3JE40-bed summer hostel about 4 miles from Chatham, housed in a districtive converted Oast House in a semi-rural setting.
Bed and Breakfasts
address: 7-8 New Road, Avenue, ME4 6BBAbout 5 minutes walk from Chatham station. Single rooms £40, doubles £60.
Holiday Inn Rochesterphone: +44 870 400 9069address: Maidstone Road, ME5 9SFModern hotel about 4 miles from the town centre.
phone: +44 8715 591878address: Western Avenue, Chatham Historic Dockyard, ME4 4NTNear the entrance to the Dockyard and Dicken's World, and 1-2 miles from the town centre. Rooms about £60 without breakfast.
phone: +44 1634 201333address: ME5 9AX