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There is plenty more to see and do in Chatham, including a wide
range of shopping, leisure facilities and buildings of great
These include The Central and Brook Theatres, both offering a
diverse mixture of cultural and family entertainment for residents
As Medway’s premier shopping centre, Chatham has an excellent
choice of brand-name stores to choose from, including Boots,
Debenhams, Primark, TK Maxx, Body Shop and Tesco.
These and many more can be found either in the Pentagon shopping
centre or in and around the pedestrianised High Street.
Located in the heart of Chatham, the Pentagon shopping centre
extends a warm welcome to shoppers. It has nearly 100 shops,
restaurants, cafés, a bowling alley, ladies’ fitness centre and
supervised play area all under one roof.
The centre also has its own multi-storey car park boasting some
670 parking spaces, a bus station and is ideally situated within
easy walking distance of Chatham's mainline railway station.
For the shopper, Chatham’s pedestrianised High Street offers a
pleasant, traffic-free environment, complemented with
closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance, providing a safe
place to shop.
Chatham lies at the heart of Medway and has acquired an
increasingly vital role in its economic development and
Its most famous attraction is the Historic Dockyard, dating back
more than 400 years to the age of sail. Today it is one of the
world’s most important maritime heritage destinations.
Close by and just 1.24 miles (2km) from the town centre is the
Dockside Outlet Centre, a
15,000m2 designer outlet centre at Chatham Maritime.
Town centre profile:
- sub-regional shopping;
- gross floorspace (70,000m2)
- 420 units;
- fully pedestrianised;
- 2,350 parking spaces.