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Retail Therapy

Kent is famous for its beautiful countryside, miles of picturesque coastline and intriguing history, but what about the retail therapy? With so many places to get your shopping fix in the Garden of England, surely it should be on the list of what makes Kent famous.

With Christmas right around the corner, check out some of insideKENT’s favourite shopping centres.

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Bluewater, Greenhithe
Number of shops: 330
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 10am-7pm
www.bluewater.co.uk

County Square Shopping Centre, Ashford
Number of shops: Over 60
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm
www.countysquareshoppingcentre.com

The Orchards Shopping Centre, Dartford
Number of shops: 30
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-9pm, Sat 7.30am-8pm, Sun 10am-4pm
www.orchardsdartford.co.uk

St George’s Shopping Centre, Gravesend
Number of shops: 39
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm, Sun 11am-4pm
www.stgeorgescentre.co.uk

Westwood Cross, Thanet
Number of shops: 53
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-7.30pm, Sat 9.30am-6.30pm, Sun 10am-4pm
www.westwoodx.co.uk

Fremlin Walk, Maidstone
Number of shops: 53
Opening hours: Mon-Weds & Fri 9am-5.30pm, Thurs 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10.30am-4.30pm
www.fremlinwalk.co.uk

Ashford Designer Outlet, Ashford
Number of shops & restaurants: 80
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm
www.ashforddesigneroutlet.com

The Walnuts Shopping Centre, Orpington
Number of shops: 39
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-4pm
www.thewalnutsshoppingcentre.com

Bligh’s Meadow, Sevenoaks
Number of shops: 35
Opening hours: Contact individual shops
www.blighsmeadow.com

The Mall, Maidstone
Number of shops: 66
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm, Sun 10.30am-4.30pm
www.themall.co.uk/my-mall/maidstone

Royal Star Arcade, Maidstone
Number of shops: 19
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm
www.royalstararcade.co.uk

Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, Gillingham
Number of shops: Over 50
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 10am-4pm
www.hempsteadvalley.com

The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells
Number of shops: 40
Opening hours: Contact individual shops
www.pantilestraders.co.uk

Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells
Number of shops: Over 90
Opening hours: Mon-Weds & Fri 9am-6pm, Thurs 9am-8pm, Sun 10.30am-4.30pm
www.royalvictoriaplace.com

Bouverie Place, Folkestone
Number of shops: 24
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm
www.mybouverieplace.co.uk

De Bradelei Wharf, Dover
Number of shops: Outlet
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, Sat 9.30am-6pm, Sun 10.30am-4.30pm
www.debradelei-dover.co.uk

Pentagon Shopping Centre, Chatham
Number of shops: Over 70
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 9am-4pm
www.pentagonshoppingcentre.co.uk

Whitefriars, Canterbury
Number of shops: 65
Opening hours: Contact individual shops
www.whitefriars-canterbury.co.uk

Number of shops listed are approximate. Opening hours correct at time of publication. Please check individual websites for current information.

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