Enthusiastic shoppers will find a mix of famous high street names alongside unique boutique and specialist shops in Medway.
Step back in time in historic Rochester, famous for its connections with the author, Charles Dickens. Rochester has maintained much of its Victorian charm and is packed with independent speciality shops where you can uncover unusual gifts or souvenirs to take home.
There are plenty of places to eat and drink, from quant old-world hostelries to modern bistros, cafes and bars serving homemade dishes and lunches at great prices. On the third Sunday of each month you can buy seasonal products direct from the farmers and producers at the Rochester Farmers' Market. Then at the end of the year, get in the festive mood by visiting the Rochester Christmas Market at the castle.
Chatham is in the heart of Medway and the largest of its shopping town centres. The pedestrianised high street and Pentagon Shopping Centre boasts hundreds of household and independent retailers, it is also home to MFA Bowl, ten-pin bowling. The Central and Brook theatres in Chatham offer an exciting range of shows for all the family.
Getting to Chatham by public transport coundn't be easier. Chatham Waterfront Bus Station is right outside the Pentagon Shoppping Centre and High Street. Regular bus services from Chatham link to other retail centres in Medway.
Out of town shopping can be found at Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre in Gillingham. Here you'll find over 50 popular retailers including M&S and other major brand names all under one roof with a food court offering a range of different eateries.
Located in a Grade Two listed building in Chatham Maritime, Dockside Outlet Shopping Centre houses 50 leading retailers offering great discounts.