9 August 2015


There are a great many days out options for those staying or living in London and one of those is Chatham Royal Docks. A chauffeur and driver makes that day out even more special. With a chauffeur driven car, you do not have to worry about public transport delays or running to catch that bus or train. For chauffeur driven services in London and to other destinations across the UK, Chauffeur One can provide the type of professional services you are looking for. We have a range of vehicles to suit your needs, from executive cars to luxurious multi-seat vehicles for group or family trips.

Chatham Royal Docks is located close to the town of Chatham in Kent and makes for an ideal day trip by car from London; being located less than 35 miles away via the A2 road. Until its closure in 1984, Chatham Royal Docks was a leading site for the construction of ships for the Royal Navy and served as a shipbuilding site for over 400 years. Since its closure, the dockyard has been redeveloped to incorporate a visitor centre, run by Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust. Chatham Royal Docks is a must-see for all those who have studied shipbuilding, but it is sure to interest even those with no particular knowledge of the period when huge sailing ships dominated the sea and the British Empire was reaching its glory days. The visitor facilities also showcase ships built in the Age of Steel.

Among the attractions for visitors are three warships, the HMS Gannet, built in 1878, as well as HMS Cavalier and HMS Ocelot. The Ropery is a Grade I listed building that once housed a rope-making factory. The Wooden Walls is a faithful reconstruction of how the dockyard looked in 1758 and the type of work done there, focusing in particular on the construction of HMS Valiant, a full-rigged ship with 74 guns that served between 1759 and 1826, when it was broken up. The Royal Docks also houses a museum dedicated to the work of the RNLI, the lifeboat service, and the Grade II listed No 1 Smithery building, which houses ship models from the collections of both the National Maritime Museum and the Imperial War Museum.

The Chatham area has a number of other sights that visitors may want to see. The old town hall in the town of Chatham itself is Grade II listed and has a unique design. It now houses a theatre. The River Medway, which gave the Dockyards its opening to the Thames Estuary and the North Sea, is a centre point of the region. Our drivers know the areas they work in and we can create a unique itinerary for you for whatever region you visit.

At Chauffeur One, our services extend to providing Russian-speaking chauffeurs in London and to other destinations for those of our clients who prefer to communicate in their daily language. Convenience is a priority and we provide complimentary Wi-Fi in our range of vehicles, as well as a selection of magazines for customers’ use.

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