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A thriving town on the banks of the River Medway
Maidstone is well served with stylish department stores, well-known high street brands and spacious shopping centres, as well as a thriving twice-weekly market at Lockmeadow. Fremlin Walk shopping centre houses an array of premium brands and high street names that exceed the everyday shopping experience.
Pudding Lane and Union Street are hosts to quirky, unique shops for something a little bit different. Just across the River Medway, St Peters Wharf retail park offers yet more shopping opportunities. A wide range of supermarkets are within easy reach with a comprehensive choice for all everyday needs.
The vast shopping and retail destination, Bluewater, is a 25 minute drive via the A2. Indulge amongst the tempting range of 330 shops including Hugo Boss, Dune London, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger, Gant, Fred Perry, LK Bennett, Karen Millen, Michael Kors, Whistles and Zara; as well as a cinema complex, restaurants and seasonal events.
Exceptional entertainment to enjoy at your leisure
The centre of Maidstone is a hive of activity in the evenings with party goers, theatre and cinema enthusiasts and diners. With over 80 different restaurants, bistros, coffee shops and fast food outlets, the choice of cuisine is endless with any taste, budget or style catered for. A short 15 minute walk will reveal the delights of Buenos Aires Nights Steakhouse or La Villetta, an authentic Italian restaurant voted No. 1 on TripAdvisor. A little further afield is the renowned, two rosette award-winning Fish on the Green restaurant which is listed in the Michelin guide.
Theatre goers will enjoy a variety of entertainment from drama to dance and comedy to music. Since 1955, The Hazlitt Theatre has been a stage to entertain. With its proscenium arch and intimate auditorium it hosts productions to entertain the whole family. Lockmeadow Centre provides a one stop place of entertainment including a multi-screen cinema, ten pin bowling, a gym and a pool as well as a trampoline park and when you have worked up an appetite there are a selection of eateries to enjoy.
For those interested in fitness, Maidstone Leisure Centre is only 2 miles away. The centre offers a variety of sporting activities including a gym, swimming pool with diving boards, workout studios and sports hall with courts. There are two golf courses to choose from, the Marriott Tudor Park Golf Course and the Cobtree Manor Park Golf Course, both of which are within 5 miles of Springfield Park.