Bluewater Shopping Centre
Bluewater Shopping Centre is one of the largest malls in Europe, with countless stores, restaurants and cafés for visitors to enjoy. The mall hosts events year-round as well as entertainment for children, including an adventure park and 4-D theater. Unwind with spa treatments and a stroll through the mall’s scenic grounds.
Bluewater lies on 240 acres (117 hectares) east of Dartford. Nearly 30 million shoppers visit the mall’s many stores every year. Browse more than 300 shops that sell clothing, accessories, books, toys and electronics. Benefit from tax-free shopping if you reside outside of the European Union.
Take the family to see a movie at one of Showcase Cinema’s 13 screens. Try the Sega XD Theatre for a 4-D movie experience.
Kids can play a round of mini golf, ride a pedalo on a man-made lake and climb ladders and ropes on an aerial high ropes challenge at the Pirate Cove Adventure Park.
Attend all manner of events, including boxing and children’s shows, at the two-story Glow venue. Check the official Bluewater Shopping Centre website to find out what’s on and to purchase tickets.
When it’s time for a break, enjoy a snack or meal from one of more than 55 cafés and restaurants within the mall. Relax at the complex’s day spa, which offers treatments such as facials and massages.
Enjoy 50 acres (20 hectares) of parklands surrounding the mall. Rent a bicycle and cycle around Bluewater’s scenic trails or bring food and enjoy a picnic.
Bluewater Shopping Centre is located east of Dartford, near Darenth Country Park. Reach the mall by bus from Dartford or come by train from the center of London. More than 60 buses from nearby towns stop at the mall every hour. If you choose to come by car, find ample free parking in one of several parking lots.
The mall is open every day and is free to enter. Pay for extra activities such as movies, the Pirate Cove Adventure Park and spa treatments.