Maidstone is the largest town in Kent in southeastern England. The city is situated 32 miles southeast of London, with the River Medway flowing through the centre of the town, linking to the Thames Estuary. Historically, Maidstone being the agricultural centre of Kent, was known as the Garden of England, with the River Medway playing a critical role in carrying much of the town’s trade. Towards the end of the 20th century, the local economy shifted away from heavy industry to service based.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAYING IN MAIDSTONE?
Having booked your SilverDoor serviced apartment, it is time to prepare for your business trip to Maidstone. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in Kent.
Transport in Maidstone
Maidstone is reachable from London in around one hour on a Southeastern rail service from London Victoria. London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports both have transportation links to Victoria station for onward travel. Ashford International is only 30 minutes by train from Maidenhead, meaning visitors arriving from Europe can alight from the Eurostar at Ashford International without having to first travel into Central London. Maidstone is a rather small town which is best explored by foot.
Weather in Maidstone
The weather in Maidstone is typically similar to the rest of the United Kingdom. Although the south often experiences better weather than the north, it is advisable to prepare for rain regardless of the season!
Restaurants in Maidstone
Maidstone has several restaurants offering a range of cuisines which provides multiple options for business travellers. La Taberna is a delightful tapas bar serving traditional Spanish food, with the Buenos Aires Nights Steakhouse offering the perfect place to sample beautifully cooked Argentinian steak. La Villetta offers an authentic Italian dining experience, with Fifi’s Brassiere also highly regarded.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MAIDSTONE
- Maidstone is home to the Archbishop’s Palace, the former residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
- Leeds Castle near Maidstone is referred to as Ladies’ Castle, with many Queens of England having lived there including Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth I.
- Maidstone staged a number of gruesome executions, with John Dyke executed in 1830 on Christmas Eve.
- In 1959, the tooth belonging to a wholly mammoth was discovered at the site of a Barclays Bank!
- Maidstone played a significant role in the Wyatt Rebellion caused by Queen Mary’s decision to marry Philip of Spain. Consequently, it lost its township status before regaining it a few years later.
WHAT IS A SERVICED APARTMENT?
Our serviced apartments in Maidstone are established with business travellers in mind. Offering a place for comfort and relaxation our corporate accommodation is modern, spacious, and fully furnished. Our serviced apartments are designed to make you feel right at home by offering a unique flexibility that is rarely an option in hotel accommodation. Our clients can choose how regularly they would like their corporate apartment to be serviced, allowing for reduced interruptions. Moreover, our Maidstone corporate accommodation is equipped with cooking facilities, which gives our corporate clients the option of dining out in the town or choosing to cook at home. Having cooking facilities can often make corporate apartments more affordable than hotel accommodation. Moreover, the standard one bedroom serviced apartment in Maidstone is roughly twice as large as the typical hotel room. This provides business travellers with much more space to relax, whilst the extra living space allows for the entertaining of guests or conducting of business meetings.
WHY CHOOSE A SERVICED APARTMENT IN MAIDSTONE WITH SILVERDOOR?
Booking a SilverDoor serviced apartment in Maidstone can be highly advantageous for business travellers. With over 20 years in the corporate accommodation industry, at SilverDoor we are best placed to source the perfect apartment for your stay and ensure that your business trip runs smoothly. We understand that every business traveller has differing needs, which is why our expert booking agents strive to ensure every client is entirely satisfied with the standard of their accommodation. They have an unrivalled knowledge of the industry and local apartment providers in Maidstone. At SilverDoor, we go above and beyond to ensure that we offer the best service quality, whilst constantly looking to expand our range of top-quality serviced apartments in Maidstone.