Maidstone is the county town of Kent and lies only 32 miles east-south-east of London. The town has two train stations making commuting and general travel easier, with direct links to London via the M20 also. With a wide selection of primary schools and both comprehensive and grammar schools, Maidstone has the best to offer for your child’s education.
When it comes to days out with family or friends, Maidstone spoils you for choice. From renting a canoe or bike to explore the Kent countryside, feeding farm animals at the Kent Life Heritage Farm or exploring the grounds of the historic Leeds Castle, which also has its own Go Ape if you enjoy zip lining and climbing.
Shopping in Maidstone is extensive, with a retail park featuring a Hobby Craft, The Range, TK Maxx, ASDA Home and a Wickes. Fremlin Walk is a popular place to shop right in the heart of the town, that offers a range of high street shops, jewellers, and a variety of coffee shops including a Patisserie Valerie and Costa. The Mall offers an inside shopping experience with further shops and cafes. Grabbing some lunch couldn’t be easier in Maidstone, with Earl Street home to a variety of the country’s favourite restaurants such as Nando’s, Wagamama, Five Guys, Prezzo and more. Ending the evening with friends or family could be done with a game or two of bowling at Maidstone’s Hollywood Bowl, or a sit down with some popcorn in the Odeon Cinema.
Maidstone nightlife has something for everyone, from various pubs holding live bands weekly, to more relaxed cocktail bars. Nightclubs in Maidstone are also one of its main attractions, and there are plenty of options – from the popular, high end Gallery Nightclub that frequently holds a host of celebrity events and appearances, to Bierkeller, a german bar that plays songs from the 80’s, catering to a wider age range, that even lets you dance on the tables whilst you enjoy your stein.
Living in Maidstone has so much to offer from the shopping, the food outlets, the nightlife, and the transport links; there is always something to do.