Located on the southern bank of the River Thames, Gravesend (population 56,000) is littered with beautiful Victorian and Georgian buildings and houses, some of which are in need of love and care.
With reasonable property prices and high-speed rail services to London get to the City in 20 minutes it's unsurprising that Gravesend attracts commuters into the capital. From Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, Eurostar runs regular services to Paris and Brussels.
Traditionally, employment in Gravesend has been based on river trade. Today, some residents do still work on tugboat crews, but the local economy has diversified to include service sectors as well. The city's commercial district is very busy. The Port of London Authority Port Control Centre has its headquarters in Gravesend, carrying on the town's connection with the Thames.
The major local attraction is Gravesend Pier, the world's oldest surviving cast iron pier. St George's Anglican parish church is also a tourist hot spot it's where the real-life Pocahontas was buried when she died at sea after visiting England in the 1600s.