Benny the beluga has taken up residence in the Thames since September and looks set to stay as he feels right at home here in Gravesend. Benny was first spotted in Gravesend on Tuesday 25 September, and has been spotted numerous times swimming strongly and feeding normally, enjoying all Gravesend has to offer its visitors. […]
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It has been busy few months for the Gravesend Tourism Team since they’ve moved in their new location at Gravesend Borough Market. They had to adapt to their new environment, go through some trials and errors, but they are now finding their feet, ready for the busy season to start! 🙂 So next time you are in town, come and say hello! The Information […]
The 10 August marked 100 days until the official opening of Gravesend Borough Market. The refurbishment program, managed by Contractors Fairthdean Plc, is progressing well and the Market is opening on Saturday 19 November. The last few weeks have seen a number of noticeable changes take effect including the new glass ceiling which has transformed […]
Throughout the year Gravesend Town Centre hosts a number of events and campaigns, especially during the school holidays. During the Summer Holidays, the town centre will house the children’s Fun Fair rides, which are situated on the corner of Windmill Street and King Street. On the second Friday of each month we welcome the Gravesend […]
The Gravesend Clock Tower is being restored following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Funding of £172,300 covers 80 per cent of the total project cost and the remaining will come from Gravesham Borough Council funds set aside specifically for the clock tower’s maintenance costs and a small Kent County Council members’ grant. […]
Gravesend’s historic Borough Market Hall is undergoing a £1.8m refurbishment thanks to the Coastal Communities Fund and will re-open later this year with spaces for 21 permanent stall and up to 30 temporary and pop up stalls. In addition to the Market will house events and festivals all year round. Newly refurbished, Gravesend Borough Market […]