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Perfectly situated in the bustling heart of Gillingham

Local Area

Perfectly situated in the bustling heart of the Medway town of Gillingham, we have plenty of excellent attractions and facilities right on our doorstep, for both business and leisure guests.

We are close to the M2, M20 and M25 motorways, and located just over 30 miles from central London. Plus access to the high speed rail link at Ebbsfleet International Station is just a short journey away on the M2, making the King Charles Hotel perfectly located for all our guests.

Medway Park

Just a 5 minute walk away and our next door neighbour is Medway Park leisure centre, a centre for sporting excellence. With a swimming pool and a wide range of facilities and activities on offer.

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University of Kent (Medway Campus)

At just under a mile away and only a 4 minute drive is the Medway campus of the University of Kent, making the King Charles Hotel is the perfect place to stay when visiting.

Ebbsfleet International

Ebbsfleet International Railway Station has high speed rail links to central London, Ashford as well as Paris via Eurostar. Located just over 7 miles away and a 9 minute car journey from the Inn on the Lake, making access very easy for your onward or inbound journey.

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One of the biggest shopping and retail outlets in the UK, Bluewater has something for everyone. Open daily until 21:00 and 17:00 on Sundays, Bluewater is packed with a wide selection of excellent shops, bars and restaurants. Bluewater is located just under 9 miles away and only an 8 minute drive.


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Brands Hatch

Brands Hatch is a favourite for any motorsport enthusiast, and a regular host to a wide range of car and motorcycle racing events including the British Touring Car championship, NASCAR Europe and the British Superbike Championship.

A truly excellent day out and located just under 12 miles away and only a 22 minute drive, making the Inn on the Lake the perfect place to call home during your visit.