Specialist and independent shops thrive in the historic town of Sevenoaks alongside top retail names and stockists of designer labels. In a maze of quaint alleyways just off the High Street, look out for arts, antiques, designer clothes and locally produced food and drink.

With easy access from the M25, Gatwick and London, Westerham abounds with cafes, pubs, restaurants and quirky independent shops, a delightful shopping destination in its own right.

Everyone who is keen to enjoy some retail therapy can discover unusual high quality pieces for their homes and wardrobes as well as distinctive gifts for friends and family. Browse the art deco, arts and crafts and contemporary furniture, ornaments and jewellery gathered from around the world, and then relax for a well earned coffee or meal from a truly cosmopolitan choice. Visit Westerham can help you plan your trip.

Visitors will find an eclectic mix of shops during their stay in Edenbridge, with plenty of opportunities to browse through the well-stocked independent shops. Listings and further information are available on the Eden Valley website.

Meanwhile, Swanley Square Shopping Centre is the main shopping area of the town with a lively and very popular local market every Wednesday.

Many of the rural villages in the district of Sevenoaks have their own specialist shops from local bakeries to antique stores and fine furniture showrooms.

For those who want to keep it local, be sure to visit the Districts farm shops and garden centres to stock up on produce from the Garden of England.


A beautiful manor house in the village of Fawkham, Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa offers total refreshment and relaxation in one of the finest country house hotels in Kent. There is a wide range of treatments available for both men and women in luxurious surroundings.

The health club has an indoor swimming pool, sauna, crystal steam room, fully air-conditioned gym, exercise studios, lounge and restaurant, and a registered crèche.

Swimming, wellness and fitness facilities are available at Edenbridge, Sevenoaks, and Swanley’s White Oak Leisure Centres.