Travel to Sevenoaks
Set in lush, rolling countryside and dotted with fascinating attractions, Sevenoaks is more than just a commuter town. The peaceful, affluent corner of Kent
known as the Sevenoaks District is an area rich in history, culture and charm, with much to enchant visitors and locals alike.
Whether you're planning a visit to see the district's sights, or live in the area and make the daily commute to London
, you should easily be able to find a car share to help cut the cost of the journey and meet new people along the way. Then get set to explore the distinctive heritage of this lovely corner of Britain...
Historic attractions and peaceful garden retreats
First on the list for any visitor to Sevenoaks is Knole
, the vast 15th-century manor house and estate built by a former Archbishop of Canterbury. Wander the 365 rooms, seven courtyards and 52 staircases that comprise this monumental palace, then enjoy a stroll in the spacious gardens and medieval deer park.
A bit further out of town, but still within the Sevenoaks district are a number of other historic properties, including a Roman villa
at Lullingstone; Winston Churchill's home at Chartwell
; and the childhood home of Anne Boleyn at Hever Castle
Things to do in Sevenoaks
Fancy a cultural night out? Head to the Stag Community Arts Centre, Cinema and Theatre
to catch a film or the latest live production, which could be anything from theatre or comedy to music and dance. Sports fans may wish to pay a visit to the Vine Cricket Ground, which is one of the oldest in England, or head just out of town to Brands Hatch
to watch some motorsports (or book a driving experience of your own!).
Shoppers can find a number of popular brands around the High Street area, as well as a good mix of pubs, cafés and restaurants catering to a range of tastes and budgets. Remember, too, that all the attractions of London are just a short car journey away – which is partially why Sevenoaks is such a great base for anyone commuting to the capital!
Book a lift share to guarantee a cheap ride to London, and save your pennies for exploring the historic and natural wonders of Sevenoaks, as well as the capital's highlights.