Gillingham is a town in the north of Kent, in the south-east of England more generally. Settlement in Gillingham dates back at least to the Domesday Book, acting as an important port from the middle ages up until the nineteen forties. The home to several excellent independent and state-run schools, Gillingham is a fantastic location for young and growing families. Young professionals, meanwhile, can benefit from the town's proximity to London, with travel to the capital taking less than an hour. Shoppers can enjoy the range of high-street shops available in the Hempsted Valley shopping centre, whilst foodies can indulge in fantastic, Michelin-star fare in local restaurants. Sporty types, meanwhile, can enjoy the local outdoor pool, zorbing and gymnastics in sports complexes in the town. The short travel time to London, meanwhile, means that a whole range of fantastic shops, restaurants are at your fingertips- an especially fantastic thing when the long summer holidays set in! Properties for sale in the area range from modern, stylish apartments to Victorian terraces and spacious family homes with expansive gardens.