Sevenoaks sits in the green belt of Kent, surrounded by lush countryside. The town grew to prominence because of its position on roads linking London with the south coast. Its market still held was established back in the 13th century. Local landmarks include Knole House, built in 1456 and once owned by Henry VII. The town boasts a gothic church, a Tudor inn and 18th century cottages.
Around 18,500 live in Sevenoaks. Its amenities include two cinemas, The Stag Theatre, the Vine Cricket Ground, a sports centre, a swimming pool and a bustling high street with many independent shops. Sevenoaks has excellent transport links, handy for commuting to London, and is within easy reach of Gatwick Airport and the Channel Tunnel.
Tourism is a big part of the local economy, but there are also a few light industrial estates on the edge of town.