Living in Medway

Medway - The Place

At the heart of the Thames Gateway, only 30 miles from central London, Medway is a vibrant, thriving destination offering a rich cultural heritage as well as a thriving economy. It takes its name from the magnificent river that flows through it and comprises of the five towns of Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham and Strood. Medway’s economy is worth £4.8bn, with a growth rate ahead of the rest of the UK. The projected growth in Medway’s economy is helped by Medway’s geographical position, benefiting from comprehensive transport links within the UK and Europe. Medway enjoys a rich heritage, diverse population, varied landscapes and a promising future with opportunities for growth and development. It is the combination of these elements that makes Medway a unique and special place to live, work and visit.

Travel in Medway

Medway is well connected to the rest of South-East England and, subsequently, the rest of the country.


Medway can easily be reached via major motorways. From north, south and west via M25/A2/M2 (junctions 1-4). From London via M25/M26/M20 (junctions 4 for A228 or 6 for A229).


Train services in Medway are operated by Southeastern. Medway has five main rail stations: Chatham, Rochester, Strood, Gillingham and Rainham. The nearest train station is Chatham. There are also regular high speed trains (HS1) linking Medway to London in as little as 34 minutes.

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