On the northwest bank of the River Medway, lies the residential town of Strood.
Strood town centre has a great range of shops, including well-known high street names that sit alongside many family-owned businesses giving Strood a reputation for quality, value and friendly service.
Shoppers can also enjoy the twice-weekly markets that operates in the town centre every Tuesday and Saturday offering a wide range of quality goods and local produce.
The history of Strood dates back centuries as it has been dominated by the river, the bridges and the road and rail links. In the 13th century the Knights Templars would frequently visit Strood by stopping off at Temple Manor for fresh horses and rest breaks as they joined or returned from their crusades to the Holy Land.