Gravesend Visitor Information Centre

Type:Tourist Information Centres


Towncentric, 18a St George's Square, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0TB

Tel: 01474 337600

Gravesend Visitor Information Centre


The borough is noted for its defence and riverside heritage, exceptional countryside, marshes and villages. With modern, traditional stores and boutiques, shopping is a delight. Gravesend’s National Award Winning Visitor Centre, Towncentric, can be found opposite St George’s Church.

Visit the home of Charles Dickens at Higham or the Elizabethan Cobham Hall. Discover the final resting place of Pocahontas and stroll along towards the Riverside. 

The maritime town of Gravesend is an ideal place for a day out. The borough of Gravesham has the riverside, countryside, historic villages, picturesque parishes and a full calendar of events for you to enjoy. All this and it’s only 24 minutes from London! 

Want to find out more about Gravesend and Gravesham in Kent? Come and visit Gravesend Visitor Information Centre at Towncentric and our friendly and knowledgeable Tourist Information Officers will tell you all about what is to see and do in Gravesend and the borough of Gravesham. 

The staff at Gravesend Visitor Information Centre are trained to respond to a wide range of customer and visitor enquiries and can provide the following services:
•    Bookings for local events, boat and coach trips.
•    Friendly and knowledgeable advice on where to go and what’s on in Gravesham.
•    The sale of a range of souvenirs, maps, guides, brochure and bus, train and tide timetables. 
•    Booking agents for the National Express and Euroline coaches.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car
Gravesham has excellent road communications with London, Gatwick, the Channel Ports, East Anglia and the North via the A2 and the Dartford Tunnel.

On the M25 take junction 2 (A2) towards Canterbury. From the A2 take the A227 turn off and head towards Gravesend. The A227 (Wrotham Road) takes you directly into the Town Centre, and past the Civic Centre and Woodville Halls Theatre. Follow the one way system along Bath Street down the hill to the roundabout turning right. The first turning on the right takes you into one of the many carparks, with the TOWNCENTRIC located alongside St.George's Church.

Public Transport Directions

By Train
Gravesend, Northfleet and Higham from Charing Cross. Meopham and Sole Street from Victoria. There are good services to the Medway Towns and the Kent Coast.

If arriving at Gravesend from the direction of the Medway Towns, exit the station from platform 'one', and turn left. Carry on to the top of the road, turn right to find the Civic Centre and the Woodville Halls Theatre. Turn left to head into the town centre, and the TOWNCENTRIC office.

If arriving from the London direction, exit the station from platform 'two' and turn right. Carry on to the top of the road, turn right to find the Civic Centre and the Woodville Halls Theatre. Turn left to head into the town centre, and the TOWNCENTRIC office.

By Bus
Frequent local services to most nearby towns are run by Arriva Bus Services. Timetable information is available from their helpline on 08701 20 10 88 or 08706 08 26 08.

By Taxi
The main Taxi Rank is conveniently situated at the junction of New Road and Bath Street, close to the station and shops. Also a Taxi Rank outside the railway station, platform 'one'.

By Ferry
Half hourly ferry service from Gravesend to Tilbury Riverside, from where there are rail links to East London, the City and Southend. For crossing details, please telephone 07973 39 01 24.


  • Visit England Awards -Enjoy England Official Partner Enjoy England Official Partner 2010
  • Tourism South East Award -2011/12 Tourist Information Service of the Year Silver Award 2011/12 Tourist Information Service of the Year Silver Award 2011
  • Tourism South East Award -14/15 Gold Award - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 14/15 Gold Award - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2014

Opening Times

Summer (1 Apr 2024 - 30 Sept 2024)
Monday - Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00
Winter (1 Oct 2024 - 31 Mar 2025)
Monday - Saturday09:00 - 16:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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