Chatham town centre is just moments from the peaceful surroundings of Garrison Point. As you’d expect from Medway’s main shopping district, everything you need is right on your doorstop.

And don’t forget the independent shops. As you explore, you’ll find plenty of welcoming and quirky boutiques and outlets, offering everything from fashion and shoes to toys and world foods.

If you like to enjoy quality time with friends, there are lots of coffee shops, pubs and bars to choose from. Café Nucleus in the High Street’s Nucleus Arts Centre serves a lively, locally sourced menu and has a popular Mediterranean-themed garden courtyard. Then there’s The Ship & Trades, a contemporary bar, restaurant and hotel overlooking one of the yacht basins at the former Royal Naval Dockyard. If you love craft spirits, then a visit to the Copper Rivet Distillery is a must. The home of sublime gins, whisky and vodka, it offers popular tours with plenty of tasting time!

Talking of restaurants, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out. Taze Meze Mangal is a hugely popular Turkish restaurant, serving outstanding and authentic cuisine. Then there’s Gurkha Brothers which is a bright and upmarket venue specialising in classic dishes from Nepal and India.