Dartford is a a commuter town for Greater London in Kent, with a long history of religious, industrial and cultural importance town.

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The gatehouse of Henry VIII's Royal Manor

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  • From London, take the A2 arterial road from either London or the M25 Orbital motorway.
  • From Canterbury, take the M2 and the A2

The Dartford tunnel and bridge are toll roads but do not have booths. Payment must be made on the website (car plate is scanned) within a couple of days otherwise you get a large fine.

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Fastrack buses at Greenhithe railway station

Domestic trains are operated by SouthEastern From London St Pancras to Ebbsfleet (typical journey time 15 – 17 minutes).

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Local buses are operated by Fastrack (Arriva) and Arriva Kent Thameside

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  • 1 Tilbury Fort, Tilbury, RM18 7NR (13 miles east of Dartford), +44 1375 858489. Adults £4.60, children £2.80, concessions £4.10.    

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The quarry at Bluewater, exposing the chalk
  • Football: London City Lionesses play soccer in the Women's Championship, their second tier. Their home ground is Princes Park, capacity 4000, south side of town. They're not affiliated with a men's club.

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Routes through Dartford
North LondonRainham  anticlockwise   clockwise  SevenoaksSouth London
Central LondonBexley  NW   SE  GravesendDover

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