It may not look very far on the map but unless you have a full eight hours we do not recommend your travelling into London by road.

Instead to make the most of your shore time, travel south into the county of Kent.

Rochester - home town of Charles Dickens and the area where some of his novels were set.

Upnor and Rochester Castles

Sir Winston Churchill’s home at Chartwell, near Sevenoaks

Ightham Mote near Sevenoaks

Hever Castle near Sevenoaks, childhood home of Anne Boleyn, unlucky second wife of King Henry VIII.

Canterbury Cathedral mother church of the Anglican faith

Leeds Castle near Maidstone

Penshurst Place near Tonbridge