Dartford

Dartford is the principal town in the Borough of Dartford, Kent, England. It is located 18 miles south-east of Central London, and is situated adjacent to the London Borough of Bexley to its west. To its north, across the Thames estuary, is Thurrock in Essex, which can be reached via the Dartford Crossing and the Dartford Tunnel. The town centre lies in a valley through which the River Darent flows, and where the old road from London to Dover crossed: hence the name, from Darent + ford. Dartford became a market town in medieval times and, although today it is principally a commuter town for Greater London, it has a long history of religious, industrial and cultural importance. It is an important rail hub; the main through-road now by-passes the town itself. Dartford is twinned with several other towns and cities abroad including Hanau in Germany, Gravelines in France and Namyangju in South Korea.

  • Transfers in Dartford

    Transfers in Dartford

    From the moment you book your transfer, Onacar transfers provide you personalized service.
    A Chauffeur will wait for you at the airport, at your hotel or any other indicated address.

  • DARTFORD BOROUGH MUSEUM

    DARTFORD BOROUGH MUSEUM

    Dartford Borough Museum is a free resource provided by Dartford Borough Council for the benefit of both residents of the borough and visitors from further afield.

    Anyone who wants to know more about the Borough of Dartford should visit us, whether they are new to the area or have lived here for all of their life. The Museum is quite small but is packed with objects and information relating to the story of Dartford.

    The Museum is located in Market Street in the same building as Dartford Library at the entrance to Central Park.

     

  • DARTFORD WAR MEMORIAL

    DARTFORD WAR MEMORIAL

    Stepped granite pedestal on a granite base surmounted by a bronze statue of a British Tommy. The pedestal is in three unequal sections. The bottom section has three inscribed bronze plaques on it. The central section is inscribed on all sides by the names of the fallen with inset figurative bronze plaques depicting a naval heavy gun and gun crew and a biplane and observers. The third section is inscribed on all sides. The statue of the British Tommy is depicted in full battle dress, carrying a backpack and with kit slung from his belt. The figure stands at ease resting both hands on the muzzle of his rifle.

     

     

  • OYSTER CARD

    OYSTER CARD

    Oyster is a smartcard which can hold pay as you go credit, Travelcard and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets. Use it to travel on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail, Emirates Air Line, River Bus services and most National Rail services in London.

  • London Tour

    London Tour

    FULL DAY TOUR
    8 Hours Tour
    FROM £250.00

    Take in tour of our capital city and visit some of London's historical buildings. Your personal chauffeur will meet you in the lobby of your hotel or the address you require at 08:00am.

    This is a good time to discuss the day's itinerary and make any changes if you need to.

    This tour is an overview tour of London, where you will see about the major landmarks of the capital. Stop for photographs at sites like the Tower of London, Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and many more sites, watch the Changing of the Guard ( subject to Army Schedule ) or take a flight on the London Eye.

    Prices not include Entrance fees, Gratuities, Meal or Dine. / Additional hour charge £30.00 per hour.

     

  • Royal Palace Tour

    Royal Palace Tour

    FULL DAY TOUR
    8 Hours
    FROM £250.00
    The Tower of London, St James Palace , Kensington Palace, St Paul's Cathedral Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. . Your personal chauffeur will meet you in the lobby of your hotel or the address you require at 08:00am.

    A must for any Royalist enthusiast Let your private chauffeur escort you on a tour of our Royal history.

    You'll be chauffeured on a exciting itinerary, re-tracing the steps of the royal wedding all the way to the infamous and spectacular 900 years old of Tower of London.

    Tickets for venues are not included, but can be upon request. Prices are not include meal or dine. Additional hour charge £30.00 per hour.

     

  • Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour

    Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour

    6 Hours approximately
    FROM £200.00
    Let us take you on the Warner Bros Studio Tour which provides an amazing opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter films. . Your personal chauffeur will meet you in the lobby of your hotel or the address you require at 08:00am.

    It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular over the world.

    Your personal chauffeur will meet you in the lobby of your hotel or the address you require at 08:00am.

    Tickets for venues are not included, but can be upon request. Prices are not include meal or dine. Additional hour charge £30.00 per hour.

     

  • Dover Castle

    Dover Castle

    FULL DAY DOVER CASTLE TOUR
    8 Hours
    FROM £300.00
    Crowning the White Cliffs high above the Channel, Dover's majestic fortress offers visitors an unparalleled journey into a past. 1900 years have given us a Roman lighthouse that guided ships safely home, a medieval royal castle-palace of immense strength, and labyrinthine tunnels where, in 1940, Vice Admiral Ramsay planned the miraculous rescue of the British Army from Dunkirk.

    Your personal chauffeur will meet you in the lobby of your hotel or the address you require at 08:00am.

    Tickets for venues are not included, but can be upon request. Prices are not include meal or dine. Additional hour charge £30.00 per hour.

     

  • Canterbury Cathedral, Leeds Castle & Gardens

    Canterbury Cathedral, Leeds Castle & Gardens

    FULL DAY LEEDS CASTLE TOUR
    8 Hours
    FROM £400.00
    Dominating the skyline is Bell Harry, the tall Tower of Canterbury Christ Church Cathedral. You'll see the burial place of King Henry IV and his Queen Joan of Navarra. Learn of the brutal murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170, and see the very spot in the north transept where it occurred.

    The Loveliest Castle in the World. Discover almost 900 years of history and explore 500acrs of beautiful parkland and garden. The whole family will enjoy the maze and grotto, thrilling falconry displays, punting on the moat, adventure playgrounds and more.

    Discover the Lady Baillie Mediterranean Garden Terrace designed by the landscape architect, Christopher Carter on the site of Lady Baillie's original aviary the garden is a favourite destination for visitors to the Castle.

    Your personal chauffeur will meet you in the lobby of your hotel or the address you require at 08:00am.

    Tickets for venues are not included, but can be upon request. Prices are not include meal or dine. Additional hour charge £30.00 per hour.

  • River Thames

    River Thames

    The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England, most notably through London. At 215 miles, it is the longest river entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn

  • CENTRAL PARK DARTFORD

    CENTRAL PARK DARTFORD

    Central Park comprises some 26 acres ranging from formal gardens near to the Town Centre, through ornamental areas to informal open space at the southern end towards Princes Road.
    The formal gardens abut the War Memorial and Library and include summer and winter bedding, herbaceous and shrub beds, together with a carpet bed which depicts the badge of a local organisation in the summer months.

    Each summer at least 45,000 plants are used to create stunning colourful bedding displays.

    The formal gardens are complimented by a rose garden and pergola, which was installed in 2002 and is quite spectacular when in full bloom.

    The park is extremely popular with local children and visitors.

    he informal areas of the park include large grass areas, junior football pitches, secluded tree shaded walks by the river and is home to the Dartford Harriers running track and pavilion.

    Central Park hosts numerous events, particularly in summer, including the popular Dartford Festival in July.

    There are public conveniences* and a small car park near the Cranford Road entrance at the southern end of the park (next to Fairfield Pool), and conveniences just outside the park in Market Street.

    The park has a large children's playground which has a variety of traditional swings and slides as well as a climbing net, aerial runway, climbing wall, graffiti wall, track for bikes, skate boards etc, and a fully enclosed ball games area, all of which is monitored by CCTV.

    The very popular Skatepark is located in Central Park.

  • HALL PLACE

    HALL PLACE

    Hall Place is a stately home in the London Borough of Bexley in south-east London, built in 1537 for Sir John Champneys, a wealthy merchant and former Lord Mayor of London.

  • Lullingstone Roman Villa

    Lullingstone Roman Villa

    Lullingstone Roman Villa is a villa built during the Roman occupation of Britain, situated near the village of Eynsford in Kent, south eastern England.

  • Danson Park

    Danson Park

    Danson House is a Georgian mansion at the centre of Danson Park, in Welling in the London Borough of Bexley, south-east London.

  • Hall Place & Gardens

    Hall Place & Gardens

    Stately Tudor mansion with antique furniture & formal gardens featuring whimsical topiary bushes.

  • St John’s Jerusalem

    St John’s Jerusalem

    St. John's Jerusalem or Sutton-at-Hone Preceptory is a National Trust property at Sutton-at-Hone, Kent, England which includes the 13th century chapel of the Knights Hospitaller and a garden moated by the River Darent.

  • Darenth Country Park

    Darenth Country Park

    Darenth Country Park is in Darenth near Dartford, in Kent, England. On the site of a former demolished hospital site Darenth Park Hospital, also the site of a scheduled ancient monument and the site of ancient Saxon burials.

  • Swanscombe Heritage Park

    Swanscombe Heritage Park

    Swanscombe Skull Site or Swanscombe Heritage Park is a 3.9 hectares geological Site of Special Scientific Interest Swanscombe in north-west Kent. It contains two Geological Conservation Review sites, and a National Nature Reserve.

  • Town Park (King George;s Playing Fields)

    Town Park (King George;s Playing Fields)

    Address: Town Park (King George's Playing Fields), 7DA, Broadway, Bexleyheath

  • Darent Valley Hospital

    Darent Valley Hospital

    Darent Valley Hospital is a 478-bed, acute district general hospital in Dartford, Kent, England. The hospital has an Emergency Department. The hospital is run by the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.

  • The Manor Gate House

    The Manor Gate House

    Following the dissolution of Dartford Priory, Henry VIII chose the site to construct a Manor House between 1541 and 1544 for his personal use. In 1545, this venue became one of the most politically important in Tudor England, when the Privy Council met here.

    Anne of Cleves was given the Manor House after Henry's death in exchange as part of her divorce settlement and she lived there from 1553 until shortly before her death in 1557.

    Elizabeth I retained the use of the Manor house but only stayed there on two occasions. Today, it is just the Gatehouse that remains. This is an historic building and the exterior is definitely worth a look. The interior is now used for offices.

    The Manor Gatehouse is located on Priory Road in Dartford. DA1 2BJ

     

  • Swanscombe Skull Site

    Swanscombe Skull Site

    Three perfectly matching pieces of a 400,000 year old skull were found in Swanscombe in 1935, 1936 and 1955.

    These pieces are amongst the oldest human remains ever discovered in Europe. Three commemorative stones mark the places where the fragments of the skull were found.

    Thousands of primitive stone tools have been found on this site from third Acheulian period, as well as from earlier Clactonian culture, some of which are on display at the Dartford Borough Museum.

    The Swanscombe Skull site is on Craylands Lane in Swanscombe.

     

  • Churches

    Churches

    The Borough of Dartford is home to 11 churches that were included in the Domesday Book. One of the most interesting of these is Holy Trinity, located in Dartford town centre.

    The oldest part of the Church is the lower section of the main tower which was built between 1050 and 1080. Following the canonisation of Thomas Becket, Holy Trinity became popular with pilgrims on their way to Canterbury.

    In 1422 Henry V's body lay overnight at Holy Trinity for a requiem mass before continuing the journey to Westminster Abbey.

    Sights inside the Church include a dramatic 15th century wall-painting of St George and the Dragon together with the early 17th century tomb of Sir John Spilman.

     

  • Tudor (ish) Trail

    Tudor (ish) Trail

    Kent Film Office have launched a trail which celebrates Kent's Tudor history and film connections.

    For more information visit the Tudor(ish) Trail webpage or pick up a paper copy of the Trail booklet at the venues features in the Trail, visitor information centres or your nearest Kent library.

     

  • The Borough of Dartford Fire Engine

    The Borough of Dartford Fire Engine

    The fire engine known as "Borough of Dartford" was rescued from an uncertain future by Dartford Borough Council in late 2011.

    Purchased by public subscription in 1939, ownership of the Leyland Fire Engine passed to Kent Fire Brigade following the nationalisation of the fire service in 1941. It was withdrawn from service in 1955, was fully restored in 1971 and has been kept as a museum piece ever since.

     

  • DARTFORD FC

    DARTFORD FC

    Dartford Football Club is an English association football club based in Dartford. The club participates in the National League South, the sixth tier of English football.

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