In the sixteenth century, several Acts of Parliament were passed addressing the state of Kent roads. One Act described one near Tunbridge Wells as being’sad deep unpassable road when much raine hath fallen’; notable figures who traveled on Old Kent Road include King Henry V on his return from Agincourt battle, Jack Cade revolting against monarchy in 1450, Thomas A Becket – murdered at Canterbury Cathedral 1170 – now hosting Vietnamese restaurant as well.
Old Kent Road was home to Britain’s inaugural motor show in 1895 and white road markings with white paint were introduced there as part of road traffic regulation in 1914.
Junctions to Watch Out For
With so much traffic moving throughout Kent, roads can quickly become congested. To stay informed of possible delays before setting out on your journey, keep up to date with RAC travel news and use their route planner before embarking on your journey.
Junction 11 on the M20 is an accident blackspot for lorries leaving the channel tunnel and entering Kent, so drivers must remain within their lane while always looking ahead. If you are driving through, be mindful to stay within it while always staying focused ahead.
Worcester Woods Park is an ideal family park, boasting plenty of open space, free toilets, a cafe, beautiful bluebells in springtime, an adventure playground and two nature reserves.