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Famed internationally for its oysters, Whitstable is the place to go for seafood – from fresh fish markets to fine dining. Situated on the north coast of Kent, it is also close to the Isle of Sheppey, a small island separated from the mainland by the Swale Channel.

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Sailing from: Whitstable Harbour

Postcode: CT5 1AD

Access:  By road – A299 and follow signs to harbour.

Car parking: Gorrell Tank Car park [restricted at times on Thursdays]. Long stay car park on Tankerton Road [1.1 miles]. 

Public transport:  Whitstable Railway Station [0.6 miles] on Chatham Main Line with services to London.

Additional local information: Whitstable Information Point. Tel: 01227 378100

    Explore Gravesend & cruise through Tower Bridge [coach return]
    Join the ship at Whitstable and cruise along the Kent coast to Gravesend. Disembark and explore for 2.5 hours before sailing up the Thames, passing through the Thames Flood Barrier & into central London. Discover historic city landmarks from the decks of MV Balmoral: great views of The Dome, ‘The Gherkin’, The Shard, St. Paul’s Cathedral & many more. Watch Tower Bridge lift just for you before the ship calls at Tower Pier.

    Passengers disembark at London Tower Pier for inclusive coach return to Gravesend.

    This trip option is available with inclusive dinner and River Heritage tour at Gravesend! Please call 0117 325 6200 for more details.

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