is a town located in West Kent approximately 25 miles from central London. The town has an
approximate population of 18,000 people.
is a well-known historic English town. The famous Sevenoaks
School, which was founded in 1432, is
believed to be the oldest school in England. It is a good example of
the many historic buildings that can be found in the town. Another example is
Knole house, a National Trust property and characterful attraction.
is also a well-known sporting town, particularly for cricket. The town is home
to the oldest cricket ground in the world. The first match was played in 1734,
at the Vine cricket ground, the original home of Kent cricket. Sevenoaks also has
two non-league football clubs, Corinthian football club and Sevenoaks town F.C.
residents of Sevenoaks include Anton Du Beke, famous dancer and judge on
Strictly Come Dancing. He started his passion for dancing at Sevenoaks dance
hall, Margaret Durrant School of Dance. Other famous residents include Cathy
Gilliat-Smith (hockey player), Gloria Hunniford (radio presenter) and Andy
Titterrell (rugby player).
towns include Dartford (16 miles), Swanley (12
miles) and Tonbridge (7 miles).