Chatham is a town on the River Medway in the north of the English county of Kent. Together with its neighbouring towns of Rochester and Gillingham it forms a large urban area known as the Medway Towns.
From London, take the A2 arterial road (32 miles / 51 km).
From Canterbury, take the A2 and the M2 to Junction 3 for the Rochester exit (32 miles / 51 km, about 40 mins).
Chatham Station  is located south of the Town Centre shopping area. Trains are operated by SouthEastern, 08457 484950.
Fast trains operate to/from London Victoria (typical journey time 45 - 60 minutes) and slower stopping trains to/from London Charing Cross/Waterloo/London Bridge via Dartford (typical journey time 60 - 65 minutes). Trains to/from Ramsgate & Dover Priory also serve Chatham.
From December 2009, trains via High Speed 1 will serve Chatham.
The Historic Dockyard 01634 823807. An old naval dockyard now run as a museum. Open daily in spring and summer, weekends only in winter.
Fort Amherst Dock Road, Chatham, ME4 4UB 01634 847747. Open daily in summer.
The New Art Centre, 272 High St, Chatham ME4 4BP, Tel. 01634 812108 . Charity run art gallery with "wireless internet cafe" - free admission.
The Feast, 10 Batchelor Street, Chatham, ME4 4BT. Good basic turkish restaurant. Although they do kebabs (and other stuff) it is nothing like a kebab shop. A good 3 course dinner with soft drinks (they do sell wine and beer) cost £10.
The Medway Council list accommodation on their website .
Medway Youth Hostel, Capstone Road, Gillingham, ME7 3JE 0870 770 5964 . 40 bed summer hostel about 4 miles from Chatham, housed in a districtive converted Oast House in a semi-rural setting.
Bed and Breakfasts
St George Hotel, 7-8 New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent. ME4 6BB Tel: 01634 841012,  About 5 minutes walk from Chatham station. Single rooms £40, doubles £60.
Holiday Inn Rochester, Maidstone Road, Chatham, ME5 9SF 0870 400 9069. Modern hotel about 4 miles from the town centre.
Ramada Encore Chatham, Western Avenue, Chatham Historic Dockyard, ME4 4NT, 0844 8010 313.  Opened in 2007, located near the entrance to the Dockyard and Dicken's World, and 1-2 miles from the town centre. Rooms about £60 without breakfast.