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Bluewater Shopping Centre

One of the largest shopping malls in Europe has seemingly endless options for entertainment, events and adventure for all the family.

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.


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Lodging Near Bluewater Shopping Centre

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St. Clements Apartment

St. Clements Apartment

Flat 3 Lucknow St. Clements Lake, Greenhithe
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Greenhithe, this apartment is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Bluewater Shopping Centre and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Darent Valley Hospital. Orchard Theatre and Pocahontas Statue are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$83
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dartford Bridge

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dartford Bridge

Masthead Close, Dartford
3.9
of 5, from 855 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Dartford Bridge hotel is just 2 miles from 'Bluewater', Europes leading shopping and leisure destination and 5 miles from the new Eurostar station, 'Ebbsfleet International',

$51
Hotel Campanile Dartford

Hotel Campanile Dartford

1 Clipper Boulevard West, Dartford
3.6
of 5, from 522 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Dartford, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bluewater Shopping Centre, Darent Valley Hospital, and Orchard Theatre. Lakeside Shopping Centre and Hall Place and Gardens are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$51
Holiday Inn Express London - Dartford

Holiday Inn Express London - Dartford

University Way, Dartford
4.1
of 5, from 496 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Dartford, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Orchard Theatre and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Bluewater Shopping Centre. Darent Valley Hospital is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away.

Lansbury Apartment

Lansbury Apartment

1 Lansbury Crescent, Dartford
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Dartford, this apartment is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Orchard Theatre and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Bluewater Shopping Centre. Darent Valley Hospital is 2 mi (3.2 km) away.

$35
ibis London Thurrock M25

ibis London Thurrock M25

Weston Avenue, West Thurrock, Grays
3.7
of 5, from 423 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in West Thurrock, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Lakeside Shopping Centre and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Rainham Marshes. Victoria Road Stadium and Bluewater Shopping Centre are also within 9 mi (15 km).

$96
The Old Stable Yard

The Old Stable Yard

Ivy House, Gravesend
5.0
of 5, from 9 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Darent Valley Hospital and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Bluewater Shopping Centre. Brands Hatch Circuit is 4.5 mi (7.3 km) away.

$65
The Royal Victoria & Bull Hotel

The Royal Victoria & Bull Hotel

1 High Street, Dartford
3.5
of 5, from 8 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Dartford, this inn is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Orchard Theatre and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Bluewater Shopping Centre. Darent Valley Hospital is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away.