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A Kentish town with good connections

This small town in Sevenoaks has received a big boom in visitors, thanks to its inclusion to Zone 8 of the Transport for London network. This means a whole host of its attractions are enjoying more visitors from the capital - and that those staying in Swanley can now more easily reach London and its many iconic sights. Not that you'll be itching to leave...

Shop'till you drop

Swanley Square Shopping Centre has a good range of high street brands, as well as plenty of open spaces to relax in. But it's on Wednesdays that the real bargains can be found, when the weekly Swanley Market opens for business.

Hop on the New Barn Railway

We're not talking about the train to London - rather Swanley's own miniature railway, the Swanley New Barn Railway. An ideal attraction for kids, it features a half-mile of track connecting various features of the park from a boating lake to a sandpit and a cafe. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Swanley? Travelodge London Sidcup hotel and Travelodge London Bromley hotel are good options, both under 10 miles away and offering good rooms at affordable prices.