The Best Things to do in Rochester, Kent

Rochester is a must see historic day trip from London. Located in Kent, it is a bibliophile’s favourite, as it was a location of inspiration for Charles Dickens. You’ll find that many shops are famously named after Dickensian characters as Rochester was one of Dickens’ favorite places as he lived here as a child.

Medway played an important role during his childhood and thus many of the buildings feature in his work more than buildings in London do. He loved it so much that he returned once he became an author. 

Upon visiting Rochester one will make literary connections. But Rochester isn’t all about Dickens; the shopping and food is also unique and plentiful.

The High Street should be a focal point of your visit as it will delight any visitor with its independent shops and cafes along with charming restaurants, such as Baggins Bookshop and the Cheese Shop.

You will find plenty of places for a photo op as the high street is unlike your typical English high street and isn’t overly branded and remains eclectically cobbled. All of this and the river views seamlessly add to the experience.

Things to Do:

Rochester Castle

The Bulls Inn

Durdles Yard

College Gate

Topes House

Corn Exchange 

Kiss Kiss Heart 

Baggins Books

The Candy Bar


The Cheese room

Rochester Cathedral

Dickens House

The Vines 

Restoration House 

Eastgate house 

Fleur de The 

Six poor Travellers House



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