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Ingress Park

Greenhithe (22 Pictures) in the county of Kent

(5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction NE of Swanley)

Greenhithe is an area of Kent found sandwiched between the River Thames and Watling...

Eltham Palace.

Eltham (37 Pictures) in the county of Greater London

(6.5 miles, 10.4 km, direction NW of Swanley)

The attractive suburb of Eltham is part of the urban sprawl of Greater London...

Sunset over the Thames from the pontoon

Gravesend (270 Pictures) in the county of Kent

(9.0 miles, 14.4 km, direction E of Swanley)

Attractive old town overlooking the Thames estuary with walkways and picnic sites ideal for watching the busy water traffic, for this stretch of the river is said to be one of the busiest in the world...

Greenwich Park, Greater London

Greenwich (330 Pictures) in the county of Greater London

(9.7 miles, 15.7 km, direction NW of Swanley)

The might of british sea-power and the historic town of Greenwich are inseparable. Two famous English sea-faring vessels are here, one is the Cutty Sark, a famous old clipper that shipped tea from China in the 19th-century, and the other, from the 20th-century is Gypsy Moth 1V, sailed round the world by Sir Francis Chichester...

The Old Mill on Spring Lane, Oxted, Surrey

Oxted (14 Pictures) in the county of Surrey

(12.5 miles, 20.1 km, direction SW of Swanley)

A walk around the village reveals a riot of attractive 17th and 18th century cottages all standing on a rise surrounded by pretty flower-filled gardens...

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Eynsford Castle, Eynsford, Kent

Eynsford Castle (10 Pictures)

(2.0 miles, 3.2 km, direction SE)

The ruinous walls of Eynsford Castle in parts stand 30ft high, they are a relic of one of the earliest stone enclosure castles.....

Lullingstone Roman Villa, Kent.

Lullingstone Roman Villa (17 Pictures)

(2.1 miles, 3.4 km, direction SE)

The remarkable remains of Lullingstone Roman Villa lay hidden for centuries, and were only revealed in excavations of 1939. Prior.....

West side of Hall Place, Bexley

Hall Place (36 Pictures)

(3.4 miles, 5.4 km, direction N)


Red House, Bexleyheath, home of William Morris, NT property

Red House (9 Pictures)

(4.4 miles, 7.1 km, direction NW)

Philip Webb (1831-1915) was the first significant architect of the Arts and Crafts movement, and the Red House he built in 1859.....

Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace (115 Pictures)

(6.5 miles, 10.5 km, direction NW)

Once a favoured medieval palace and then a Tudor royal residence, Eltham Palace was transformed into a striking Art Deco mansion.....

Down House, home of Charles Darwin, Kent.  Now owned by English Heritage.

Down House (36 Pictures)

(7.2 miles, 11.7 km, direction SW)


A picture of New Tavern Fort

New Tavern Fort (2 Pictures)

(9.2 miles, 14.7 km, direction E)

Amongst the fascination of the waterfront at Gravesend is New Tavern Fort, and although the fort was re-armed in 1904 and guns.....

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