Welcome to Gravesend and the Borough of Gravesham
The maritime town of Gravesend is an ideal place for a day out. The borough of Gravesham has the riverside, countryside, historic villages, picturesque parishes and a full calendar of events for you to enjoy. All this and it’s only 24 minutes from London and has great links from Ebbsfleet to Europe. So come and visit Gravesend!
The Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to Gravesend!
Gravesend will welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay on 8 July, one of hundreds of communities across the country to receive a visit from the Queen’s Baton Relay, which culminates in Birmingham, where the baton will take a central role in the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
On Friday 8 July, Gravesend will officially welcome the Baton between 8am and 9am.
A busy schedule of activities and events are being planned for the Queen’s Baton Relay, with opportunities to highlight untold stories from Batonbearers who are striving for change in their community.
During its time in Gravesend, the Queen’s Baton Relay will visit the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, before being carried through the streets to Town Pier, where it will be taken on board a boat and ferried across to Tilbury from where it will start its tour of Eastern England.
Details of the best viewing points to enjoy the event will be publicised shortly.
Explore the Borough
The Big Bike Revival – Adult Cycle Tuition
St George’s Church Summer Fair
Children’s Art and Crafts Activities
Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort
In Gravesham Footsteps
Discover our new family friendly augmented reality trail designed to uncover the secrets of Gravesend’s past!
Use your smartphone and see the town transform before your eyes.
Visit www.ingraveshamfootsteps.co.uk for more information
What to see and do in Gravesham
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