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The town of Chatham in North Kent is one that has strong naval connections as well as military ones. The dockyard in the town is no longer operational but development in the area means that this is being transformed in to residential, commercial and tourist areas. As one of the Medway towns, Chatham is also the administrative headquarters of Medway unitary authority. It is also home to the headquarters of the Corps of Royal Engineers at Brompton Barracks. A vibrant town with a rich industrial and general history, Chatham still has a variety of buildings and structures that reflect its long naval history. A variety of landmarks can be found here, including the Chatham Naval Memorial and Chatham Town Hall.
The office space in Chatham is taken by a variety of different businesses and professionals. This includes phone repair companies, events companies, solicitors, website designers, immigration advisors, IT firms, and beauty salons. Amongst the companies based here you will find Mybrief Solicitors Ltd, Karibu, Bing Digital, Status Solutions UK, and Tribeca Technology Group. One of the area’s biggest employers is Vanquis Bank, which is part of Provident Financial.
Entertainment And Dining Out
You can enjoy a choice of entertainment in Chatham, including a variety of performances at the Kings Theatre. For a family day out you can head to the Historic Chatham Dockyard or try the Nucleus Arts Centre to sample fine arts in the area. If you like to eat out you will have plenty of choice available in Chatham. Enjoy the Turkish cuisine on offer at Selale or head to Confucius for some delicious Chinese fare. At Squires Restaurant you can enjoy a great choice of dishes with something for every palate while Karma is a great place to try exotic Indian cuisine.
Both the North Kent and the Chatham Main Lines are served by Chatham Railway Station, with easy access to London Victoria, Charing Cross and high speed services to St Pancras International. The town is also served by buses and taxis for those who are looking for ground transportation. The one way road system around the town was also changed to a two way one several years ago to ease congestion, which makes it easier for drivers to get around. London Biggin Hill Airport is located only 12 miles South East of Central London, close to the M25 and is just 27 miles from Chatham.