Seafaring adventures in Kent
Best known for its historic dockyard, Chatham has a maritime heritage to be proud of. You’ll find iconic naval vessels alongside galleries, shops and restaurants with a nautical theme. Climb aboard a Victorian sloop and Cold War submarine, and ‘learn the ropes’ from a master ropemaker. Fans of Call the Midwife, which is filmed at the dockyard, can enjoy a guided tour of the locations used in the hit BBC drama.
Soak up some culture
Chatham has a thriving cultural scene. Catch a touring West End show at the Central Theatre, or see fresh, upcoming talent at the Brook Theatre. Nucleus Arts Centre is an impressive hub for local artists to show off their creations, while the Chinese New Year celebrations see the town centre come alive with lion and dragon dancing and revellers dressed in traditional costume.
Explore Dickensian Medway
Charles Dickens lived in this area for almost 20 years. Follow in his footsteps on a walking tour of Rochester, taking in the historic sites that influenced his books. Restoration House was the inspiration for Miss Havisham’s home in Great Expectations. Looking for accommodation in Chatham? Travelodge Chatham Maritime is a stone’s throw from the historic dockyard. Also Nearby is Travelodge Medway, easy to reach just off the M2.