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Reeds Rains Dartford serves the very desirable village of Wilmington and sought after West Dartford location, which are ideal for home buyers searching for properties specifically for the benefits of the excellent local grammar schools for boys and girls. The types of properties on offer vary from fabulous executive residences, to modern starter homes and flats.

Reeds Rains Dartford are specialist sales and letting agents, priding ourselves on finding good, reliable buyers and tenants and offering a quality service for both sellers and landlords.

The branch managers, Lea Overton and Tony Rudd, are both NAEA and ARLA professionally qualified estate agents and have over 40 years’ experience between them; the Dartford branch has been run successfully by Tony and Lea for the last 12 years and has been owned as a franchise for 7 of those years. The staff in Dartford, have 100 years’ experience within the industry, and in addition to the managers, the branch consists of a sales manager, 2 senior negotiators and a mortgage adviser. They have an excellent knowledge of the local Dartford area, schools, and leisure activities, all helping to provide a superior service.

Reeds Rains in Dartford treats every client as an individual and aims to provide a stress free and helpful service to help sellers, buyers, tenants and landlords. Friendly and experienced staff are always on hand to provide advice and assistance. Clients are invited to contact the branch with any enquiries and for further information to help them find their perfect home.

Buyers and tenants can browse the available houses and flats online, and can register with Reeds Rains for property updates.

Dartford’s Thursday Market has a new home – in Dartford High Street!

As part of the move, a new food court area has been created in the Old Market Street Car Park (behind Iceland) with stalls selling fruit and veg, meat, fish, cakes and much more.   Alternative parking is available in nearby car parks.

There is a wide range of goods on sale including fresh fish and shellfish as well as several food and drink concessions for those who want some refreshment whilst shopping.

The Saturday Market is held in Dartford High Street from 9am to 5pm and is extremely popular with shoppers and traders. It is smaller than the Thursday Market with about 100 stalls, but also sells a large selection of goods. Typical items available at Dartford Markets:

  • Food - fruit and greengrocery, frozen foods, fresh meat, fresh fish and shellfish, groceries, sweets
  • Fashion - mens, ladies and childrens clothes, sportswear, shoes, trainers, accessories
  • Jewellery - gold, silver, costume jewellery, watches
  • Home and garden - garden plants, cut flowers, garden furniture, kitchenware, linen, curtains, electrical goods, computer hardware/software, carpets, cd's and tapes
  • Refreshments - hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, rolls, cakes, burgers and oriental cuisine. 

Bluewater is Europe's leading retail and leisure destination with 330 top UK and international brands, 50 bars and restaurants,13,000 free car parking spaces, 50 acres of lakes and parkland and a Showcase cinema.

Located in the heart of Bluewater, the new, state of the art 5,200m² events venue, Glow, is situated just off the Thames Walk, is separated into two large halls, and is perfect for food, fashion, lifestyle and community events and exhibitions. Glow, Bluewater is also the ideal location for conferences, live music, sports and comedy shows.

"There are seven railway stations in the borough: at Stone; Greenhithe (for Bluewater); Swanscombe and Dartford, all on the North Kent Line;  Longfield and Farningham Road on the Victoria - Chatham Main Line. From Dartford there are three lines serving London and one to Gravesend, the Medway towns and eastern Kent. For many services Dartford is the terminus.

Ebbsfleet International railway station offers six high-speed services to Paris and five to Brussels run daily from here by Eurostar. The station also carries commuters to St Pancras station in London in only 17 minutes and to Stratford International (next to the 2012 Summer Olympics site) in just 10 minutes.

The first of the Fastrack bus services, using a combination of ordinary roads and dedicated 'bus tracks' commenced in March 2006. The service runs from the Temple Hill area of Dartford, through the town centre and on to Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe, Ebbsfleet International and Gravesend.

Three of the county’s main roads pass through the borough boundaries: the M25, M20 motorways and the A2 dual carriageway. The A20, A225 and the A226 roads also cross the through.

Dartford gives its name to the Dartford Crossing of the River Thames, a pair of road tunnels (constructed in 1963 and 1980), with the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge (October 1991), dual-linking Kent with Essex and connecting sections of the London Orbital M25 motorway.

Darent Valley Hospital is a modern hospital offering professional care, exceptional quality. It provides an extensive range of acute, mainly hospital-based services, to the people of Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley, Bexley and neighbouring districts across south east London and Kent. It offers patients the latest technology for their treatment in safe, comfortable and clean surroundings.