Borough of Medway 

Strood is located in the Borough of Medway and is borded by Rochester. Sitting on the northwest bank of the river medway, Strood has many high performing schools and good access into Central London.

Did you know?
  • Strood is currently the focus of a £9 million regeneration project which will make a significant improvement to the public realm with major transport improvements

  • In the 13th Century the Knights Templars would frequently visit strood by stopping off at Temple Manor for fresh horses and rest break as they joined or returned from their crusade to the Holy Land 


Look Out For

Diggerland - A playful amusement park featuring life-size diggers and excavators for kids and adults to operate 

Temple Manor - A scheduled ancient monument and grade I listed building in Strood. The Manor has been owned by various religious, national and farming owners over 600 years

U-475 Black Widow Russian Submarine - A Soviet Navy submarine of the Cold war period, which is now in private hands, currently moored in Strood on the River Medway



Strood Town Centre is an active area with a range of well-known high street shops. Nearby, Strood retail park offers a variety of shops including Marks & Spencers foodhall, Next, Matalan, B&M and many more.



Brettington’s Steak and Lobster House - Specialising in steak & lobster plates in a bistro-style setting

The Bas Bar - A very popular Indian restaurant with a bar

Chiquito - A colourful chain restaurant serving a menu of Tex-Mex favourites with beers and cocktails

The Cheese Room Botanicals -  A bar and restaurant serving all things cheese for breakfast, brunch and late night dining on Friday and Saturday evenings.



Riverside Tavern - Traditional pub serving a variety of different food

10:50 From Victoria - A micro brewery with sheltered outside and a wide selection of beers and ciders

The Three Crutches - Recently renovated pub with enticing drinks and a very popular Sunday roast



A mixture of Victorian and Edwardian semi-detached and terraced properties. With continuing population growth and pressure from commuters, recent times has seen increased development bringing new build houses and apartments to the area. Sought after locations include Brompton Farm Road and Rede Court Road.



Strood to Stratford in 30 minutes

Strood to London St Pancras in 34 minutes

Strood to London Bridge in an hour and 12 minutes

Strood to London Blackfriars in an hour and 19 minutes


Other Transport

The Medway buses cover a vast area including routes going through Rainham, Rochester and Chatham. In addition, over 8 different school buses run through the town passing schools such as Rainham School for Girls and Holcombe Grammar School.