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Interesting read thanks for sharing. Very true Tarik! But I guess town centres being run down is a trend that seems to have many small English villages in its grip. I used to live in Thamesmead and although Woolwich is a part of London it was in many ways worse than Gravesend. I think Gravesend and Gravesham as a whole has so much potential! I thinking of moving to Gravesend and have been looking for houses there about 10 to 15 mins walk to the station and I work in London and rely on pubic transport.
I am still a little sceptical if I should actually move there. Having read that Gravesend is the 7th on the list for the worst place to live. The houses however is much more affordable compared to London. Hi Sue! Gravesend is actually great! I lived in Thamesmead, London and it was such an awful place to live that Gravesend was a welcome break from poverty and that certain ugliness that creeps into the surroundings of every London suburb.
I found Gravesend a very pleasant town to live in. There is a lot of history, they have big shops and a pedestrianised high street. More and more professionals are moving into Gravesham a lot of rich people live in Meopham as it is close to London but also to amazing nature, the motorway and… basically anything you will ever need. The surroundings are absolutely breathtaking and I think that Gravesend will transform into quite a trendy place to live in the next decade.
I would also say: keep as close to the city center as possible. I would take the riverside leisure area on one side and ASDA on the other side as borders and not go further down than windmill park. Anyone who is unfortunate enough to live in South London like myself will find it lovely. They are spending money on it now and with the new theme park and river crossing coming in the next 10 years it will quickly become a desirable location.
Riverside living without the ridiculous prices. It is actually a good place to live. Plus points: Easy reach of both London and the coast. Good riverside leisure facilities by the Thames. Within 10mins drive of 4 large country parks. Wide choice of supermarkets. Good choice of schools. House prices reasonable. Lots of history and historic buildings. Negative points: The town centre needs some TLC. Gravesend is great and I think that if my husband and I would come back to the UK Gravesend would surely be on the list of places to live! I loved my time there. This article and comments are making me feel so much better about my choice of moving to Gravesend!
I already secured a flat when I started googling Gravesend and found all those anti-Gravesend articles. Hi Nielle! Gravesend is nice! I mean, I have not lived there in 3 years as we moved abroad, but honestly it is just a nice and quiet seaside town without being by the sea if that makes sense!
People are nice as well and I can only imagine the effort put into renovating some of the centre has carried on. Definitely have a picnic on Windmill Hill in summer, visit the New Tavern Fort they open it for visitors on weekends I think to remember and when my husband and I are in the area or have to drive on the M25 to get a ferry to my parents we still often drive to Gravesend to get a full English at Kings Diner still the best Full English I have had in the last 6 years!
Save my name, , and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I used to live in the Arsehole of London — Thamesmead. In fact: Stanley Kubrick already saw the desperation and shittiness of this place. I hated it there. The rent was expensive and the house in shambles. We lived by a beautiful big lake, also known as the favorite littering place of the locals. Oh- and local kids loved killing swans and other water birds. And did I tell you that getting into London would take at least 45 minutes?
I was so glad to leave that horrible place. But where would we move to? Since we were three instead of five, we would have less money to spend on living arrangements. My partner and I would need a sizable room and so would our roommate for different reasons.
But with the new Elizabeth line opening soon, rent had skyrocketed. We would not be able to comfortably share and pay for an apartment in that area. Gravesend sounded like a grim place. Yet another London commuter town we thought. We thought it would be like Dartford — which has little charm and a lot of thoroughfares. But we were wrong. We were so wrong, in fact, that after our first visit to Gravesend, we would only look for houses and apartments in this little city.
But what is so special about Gravesend? Well… let me tell you. Pocahontas died in Gravesend. Few people know this but Pocahontas was actually a real person. Disney might have romanticized her story, but the real Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan, the paramount chief of a council of tribes in Virginia. She was captured in and took the name Rebecca after converting to Christianity. She married a tobacco planter named John Rolfe one year later. She was only Okay okay — enough with the history lesson. What has Pocahontas to do with Gravesend?
Pocahontas lived in Brentford and was treated well. She was upheld as some kind of curiosity. Pocahontas however , was not used to the cold and damp weather of England and had gotten very ill. In Pocahontas and her husband boarded a ship back to Virginia — away from the damp and cold. But the ship halted at Gravesend as her condition worsened and was taken on land for further treatment. She would die in Gravesend at She currently has a statue in Gravesend at the church where she was buried. The original church burned down and a new one was built on top.
They have no idea where her grave is located. Dickens lived in Gravesham. Charles Dickens used to live in Gravesham! He loved weaving local sights and names through his stories. A lot of the villages depicted in his books have grown and a lot of the picturesque country walks he described now boast ro. But there still are a lot of buildings and places that will remind you of the man and his vivid pen.
One of these places is The Ship and Lobster. This pub is considered to be The Last Pub on the Thames. Meaning it is the last pub sailors would be able to go to before they would be at sea for weeks. There are lo of these little places around Gravesham and I hope I will be able to discover them all before we move!
Gravesend has an amazing indian community. I love the Indian community in Gravesend. It is a Sikh temple, believed to be one of the biggest in the UK. People in the area are very friendly. I love going to the corner shop, The man knew my order by heart the second time I visited. I love the parades and the parties and the way the Sikh share their culture. Gravesend has a thriving geek community. My husband and I are geeks. Yes indeed! A little shop where you could order a coffee, play boardgames, cardgames, tabletop or pen, and paper roleplay. These strangers will soon enough become good friends.
It was so easy to connect to the community — something that seemed almost impossible while living in London! Gravesend has great local restaurants and pubs. One of the things I hated most about living in the shity place of Thamesmead was the lack of shops, restaurants and pubs. Literally : it was an American suburbia.
Lots and lots of houses and suburbs and one lousy retail park with a Morissons, a few local shops and a shifty pub probably the only cash pub in London. When we moved to Gravesend, I put my foot down. I did not want to have to take the bus to get into town. I wanted to live somewhere that would allow me to walk into town in 10 minutes or less. And the real estate Gods delivered. There are so many amazing pubs and restaurants in this city.
I personally love eating Thai in Sukhothai. We love eating out at The Three Daws because they have different craft ales on tap every day. They serve amazing British food and great burgers. I love the little pubs on Windmill hill. Windmill Hill is also a great place for a little family picnic! Would i live in Gravesend again. Search for:.Love in gravesend
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