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The charming market town of Tonbridge is situated in on the River Medway in the county of Kent. Just 12 miles from Maidstone and less than 30 miles from London, the town is well-positioned and offers a host of facilities and amenities for locals, visitors and businesses. Mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as ‘Tonebrige’, the town boasts a long and varied history, some of which is reflected in its historical structures such as Tonbridge Castle.
There are a number of industries that are prevalent in Tonbridge, including publishing, engineering, and financial services. The headquarters of the West Kent Police Division is based in the town along with the main sorting office for the Royal Mail TN postcode. Other businesses that have retail or office space in the town include Stone Marketing, Christie & Grey Ltd, Tech Optics Ltd, and Charterhouse Energy Ltd.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are a number of pubs that provide evening entertainment, many of which are ideal for a quiet drink or an evening out in a lively setting. If you enjoy live performances, the small Oast Theatre is the ideal venue. A variety of options are available for those who want to eat out in the town. Turmeric Gold is a great place for contemporary and delicious Indian food while The Dovecote offers elegant dining in an attractive setting. Pan Asian dishes can be enjoyed at the Oriental Buffet Club or you can enjoy the Italian delights on offer at Antonias.
As one of the busiest railway stations in Kent, Tonbridge Railway Station handles close to 4 million passengers per year. The station offers easy access to areas such as London, Hastings, Ashford and Redhill. The A21 and A26 trunk roads also run through the town, providing road links to Hastings and Brighton. Its close proximity to the M25 makes Tonbridge popular amongst commuters who are driving or using other forms of ground transportation.