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Situated in the Borough of Gravesham in Kent, Northfleet is so called because of its position at the northern part of the river that was once called the River Fleet. It has a long, rich history dating back to Roman times, when it was a small settlement but after centuries of growth it became a town in the 1870s. Partly due to its riverside position, Northfleet has also enjoyed a rich industrial history in areas such as water provision, gun flint manufacturing, cement manufacture, and ship building. Today, the town is home to a number of key businesses as well as to a range of attractions and sites of interest. A number of historical churches can be found here, such as St Botolph’s Church, part of which dates back to the 14th century.
The retail spaces and serviced offices in Northfleet are occupied by a variety of different businesses. This includes a large number of transport based companies as well as construction firms, entertainment firms, trade services providers, and engineering companies. Bowaters has a large paper mill facility in the area and the area is also home to Britannia Refines Metals. Other businesses that are based in Northfleet include Redroute Coaches, Ebbsfleet International Rail Travel, and the London Bus Company.
Entertainment And Dining Out
You will find a variety of entertainment within easy reach in Northfleet, ranging from indoor bowling facilities and a choice of bars for a relaxing drink to a range of places of enjoy an evening meal. In the daytime you can enjoy exploring the open spaces and wildlife at places such as Northfleet Urban Country Park. A variety of dining establishments are available for those looking to enjoy a meal out, from quaint pubs offering traditional bar food to eateries offering international cuisine. For great British food you can head to The Hilltop Restaurant or for a taste of India try the highly rated Saffron Lounge. Ye Olde Leather Bottle is a great place to enjoy hearty food in a traditional pub atmosphere.
When it comes to transport links, Northfleet offers rail access to St Pancras International Station as well as being served by Ebbsfleet International Railway Station, where domestic rail services can also be accessed. You can choose from a variety of transportation options including access to taxis and buses or driving via the convenient road networks across the town.