Traditional & Charming
With a population of around 4,500 people, West Malling is an historic market town in Kent. This beautiful small town is located close to the banks of the River Medway and is a thriving modern place that proudly boasts a rich past. Whilst areas around the UK develop and become more and more urban, West Malling remains charming and untouched.
There are lots of reasons to live in West Malling but here are 5 reasons that might appeal to you:
1. Popular commuter town
West Malling is around 35 miles outside of Central London and is an easy commute by road or rail with the town having a railway station and being in close proximity to both the M20 and M25 motorways. This makes it an ideal place to live for those with young families.
2. Lots on ancient buildings
West Malling has a rich history with a number of historic buildings including St Leonard’s Tower, a Norman Keep and the nearby Georgian waterfalls known as The Cascades. This really is a picturesque part of the World.
3. The setting for the first recorded cricket match
The first recorded cricket match took place in West Malling in 1705. The cricket match in Charles Dickens’ Pickwick Papers between All Muggleton and Dingley Dell was supposed to be partly based on the ground in West Malling. It has been recognised that there is a clear resemblance when looking at the £10 banknote which features this game.
4. Plenty of restaurants, pubs and cafes
There are plenty of traditional pubs, boutique restaurants and independent cafes in West Malling so you will have a wide variety of places to choose from. There are also quite a few shops so your every need will be catered for!
5. Lots of history to be explored
In and around West Malling there are lots of historic sites to be explored including a 3000 year old burial chamber. There really are too many things to single out but there will certainly be something for everyone.