Dartford town centre image
Dartford ...an introduction

Welcome to Dartford

Dartford is a town of approximately 90,000 inhabitants,situated in the northwest corner of the English county of Kent, 16 miles ,(26 km) to the east of central London.The town centre is situated in a valley, through which the river Darent flows and which the old road from London to Dover crossed, hence the origin of the town's name, from Darent + ford.

This website is provided for both the community of Hardy's Gate (a residential area constructed from 2010 onwards on the West of Dartford) and for everybody else interested to find out more about Dartford. This site is maintained by a one of the residents of Hardy's Gate, who hopes it will help all those coming to live in Dartford for the first time, to get aquainted and familiar with the town and to discover more about what it can offer.

Content - This site contains both practical information (Dartford's shops, schools etc...) and by contrast a little bit of background about Dartford's (sometimes colourful!) history and heritage. This site is linked to other Darford websites, which can and do change over time, so if you encounter any broken links and indeed any relevant and interesting information for this resource, please get in touch with the About Dartford Webmaster.

Site Sponsors - Hardy's Gate Management Company

Photo of Hardy's Gate development