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Photo of a display of flowers outside a shopSituated on the A2 between Gillingham and Newington, Rainham town centre provides a unique blend of modern simplicity and village ambience. Dominating the skyline is the elegant St Margaret’s Church, made from traditional Kentish materials.

This nestles comfortably opposite the contemporary architecture of the Healthy Living Centre opened in 2006, with the Millennium Centre close by, providing an ideal location to hire for functions.

In the heart of Rainham you will find a wide mix of shops serving the day-to-day needs of the local community. Well known names such as Tesco Metro, Wilkinson, Lloyds Pharmacy and Iceland sit side by side with family-run fishmongers, grocers and bakers, whose staff, with their specialised product knowledge, provide unrivalled customer care.

Attracting shoppers from further afield is the well-known furniture specialist Gerald Lukehurst, two second-hand bookshops, Medway Golf Centre and Sophisti-Cats, the local retailer for world-renowned Swarovski crystal.Photo of healthy living centre in Rainham

For those looking to relax, there are a variety of hair and nail salons, florists offering beautifully crafted aromatic displays and some unique gift and craft boutiques.

There are many places to eat and drink, from family-friendly pubs with gardens to modern cafés providing al fresco facilities. In the High Street an extensive range of restaurants, offering mouth-watering cuisine from around the world, can be found.

Just a short distance from the town centre are:

Town centre profile:

  • district shopping;
  • gross floorspace (11,000 m2);
  • 180 units;
  • parking spaces (689).


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For more information contact Town Centre Managers by telephone: 01634 338113 or by email: tcm@medway.gov.uk

Write to: Town Centre Managers, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR