A guide to Sevenoaks

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  • 1.
    There are seven oak trees that have stood in the town for centuries and given Sevenoaks its name, since as far back as perhaps 800AD.
  • 2.
    Right in the centre of the town is the iconic Vine, with its cricket green which is lined with the famous seven oak trees.
  • 3.
    The Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve is a beautiful reserve full of lakes, ponds and woodland right on the doorstep.

Sevenoaks Area

The town has outstanding state and private primary and secondary schools, as well as excellent fast trains serving the London mainline stations, all which contribute to making Sevenoaks being voted one of the top 10 towns in the country to live in.

Surrounding Villages

  • Otford
    Nestling in the foot of the beautiful North Downs, Otford in a thriving village on the River Darent, a village full of history. With restaurants, pubs and recreation and sports facilities. Also, a mainline station serving London Victoria in 40 minutes.
  • Plaxtol
    Plaxtol is a popular picturesque Kentish village at the centre of the county’s hop growing fields. It has interesting Oast houses and charming brick-built cottages. The historic church sits in the middle of the village and the surrounding countryside is ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding.
  • Ightham
    Ightham village is about 4 miles east of Sevenoaks and is famous for the nearby medieval manor of Ightham Mote (National Trust). Ightham is a traditional village with church, primary school, local pubs and plenty of countryside walks.


  • Shopping

    Sevenoaks has a wealth of shopping opportunities

    with a range of independent boutiques alongside diverse high street shops you can find unique gifts, fashion brands or household essentials here nestled between a variety of pubs, restaurants and cafes both independent and well-known UK chains.

  • Eating

    Hattusa Restaurant

    A highly reviewed Turkish restaurant serving delicious food in a contemporary setting.

    Kazoku Pan Asian & Sushi

    Situated on Sevenoaks High Street, Kazoku offers a menu of freshly made meals that are a fusion of Japanese, Korean and Filipino food.


    With all their beef hand selected by Donald Russell (a supplier of meat & poultry to the Queen) Branded ensure all their meat comes from happy, naturally raised cattle making their steaks and burgers some of the best around.

  • Drinking

    The George & Dragon

    A 16th Century inn gastropub with real fires and a warm ambience. Outside you'll find an amazing contemporary al fresco dining and drinking area.

    The White Hart

    Traditional pub serving excellent pub food and real ales with a vibrant beer garden. You will always find them busy on a Sunday thanks to their excellent Sunday roasts.

    The Black Boy

    Located in the heart of the town, a bustling popular pub with good beers and excellent food. They also host live music and jazz nights.

    The Bucks Head

    A beautiful country pub with on the edge of Knole Park, overlooking the village green, duck pond and offering local game and real ales.