Buried in the Kent countryside, Swanley is 17 miles from the centre of London and combines the best of both worlds with a busy town centre and village ambience.
In the centre of the town you’ll find plenty of shops, but if you want a spot of more intense retail therapy the giant Bluewater Shopping Centre is only 8 miles away. There’s an abundance of cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars so whether you want to pop out for lunch or the evening, there’s plenty of choice.
However, just a stone’s throw from the bustling centre there’s the delight of the countryside, with a pick your own farm and green spaces. Beechenlea Lane, Westview and Petham Park are just a few of the open spaces available.
One of the largest and most popular areas is Swanley Park. This green space stretches over 60 acres with features that include a bandstand, boating lake, cafe, miniature railway and splash park.
Those who enjoy sports will find a big complex which includes BMX riding, roller skating, tennis, football and netball. If you’re mad about golf, you’ll love the selection in Swanley as it includes several driving ranges and two full courses too.
The town’s history is firmly rooted in agriculture and farming. This can be seen in the name of the town which derived from Saxon words means “a clearing in the wood for pigs”. The first map of Swanley from 1790 shows only a tiny handful of farming cottages but the introduction of the railway sent the agriculture industry in the area rocketing. Even now Swanley has a semi-rural feel in parts, with no shortage of fields, farm and agriculture remaining
Our coach and minibus operators know Swanley well. Here are some popular coach pick up locations to inspire your trip:
New Barn Road
Swanley New Barn Railway
New Barn Road
Bus Hire Swanley
Although Swanley isn’t very far outside London, it can be a real trek to try and organise public transport to get to your location. And when you’re travelling in a big group it’s not easy to make your way through the crowds or find seats for everyone.
Coach hire can provide a viable alternative, making travel a pleasure rather than a chore. Large and spacious seating means your whole group can travel together, with storage space for any luggage too. Whether you need a smaller 16-seater or a large double decker, our network of operators have a variety of options.
We only include trusted coach operators so you can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that the transport will be modern, clean and efficient. With luxury and executive coaches too, there’s a range of facilities including air con, WiFi, reclining seats and onboard toilets.
Minicoach Hire Swanley
You might be surprised at just how affordable hiring a minibus really is. We offer a no-obligation service where you can receive personalised quotes based on what you need.
Fill in a few details and within just a few minutes you’ll receive up to four quotes which match your requirements. We don’t hassle you to make a reservation; if you choose to go ahead you can book with the operator directly.
Give it a try today and find out how affordable minibus hire and coach travel really is.