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Your Guide to Living in Kent

An image of Scotney Castle in Kent.

Colloquially known as the ”Garden of England”, around a third of Kent forms two areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. However, the closer to London you move, such as the area of Dartford, the more cosmopolitan your surroundings begin to feel. In the Latest post from Guideline Coaches Ltd, we discuss living in Kent, providing a mini guide to the area and what you can expect.

Links to London

It’s no surprise that the outskirts of Kent, that are closer to London, have become an increasingly popular prospect for those either priced out of London or looking for their own slice of idyllic space away from the capital.

For many commuters, living in Kent and commuting to a job in the city provides them with the best of beautiful countryside and city life.

Things to Do

Despite being away from the city of London, Kent holds its own when it comes to things to do.

Music, food and family festivals happen throughout the year, so whether you’re looking to dance the evening away in a field, listen to music on the beach or discover new flavours at one of the many food festivals, Kent has something for everyone.

If music isn’t your thing, there are also plenty of more niche events happening throughout the year, including the Festival of Flowers at Leeds Castle, the Dragon Boat Festival and the War and Peace Festival.


According to OneDome, which analysed statistics from 70 sources, if its peace and quiet you’re after, Swanscombe may be your ideal location, scoring a top score of ten for quietness.

Of course, with an abundance of beautiful towns and vast countryside, many people escape to Kent in pursuit of its picturesque coastal and countryside views. Did you know that Kent has an impressive 350 miles of shoreline? Visit Kent explains that the White Cliffs of Dover are a “must see”.

Guideline Coaches Ltd

Since we began, the headquarters of Guideline Coaches Ltd has been based in Kent. Offering tours, excursions and coach travel in and around the area, we also offer our services nationally. If you re looking for trusted coach hire, please call our team today on 01959 533 543. Alternatively, fill out our online enquiry form and we’ll be in touch shortly.

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