Maidstone is an interesting town with no shortage of things to do, with a castle to look at, some great restaurants and theatres to visit and there’s even a crater on Mars named after it!
Located in Kent, Maidstone is an easy journey from London (providing the M25 is open!), simply follow the M20 out from the M25, and you’ll be there before you know it. From Birmingham, you’ll have to follow the M6 east, the M1 south and then the M25 clockwise, over the Dartford crossing, and come off at the M20 exit. From Manchester, follow the M6 south into Birmingham then follow the above instructions. If travelling from the north east, follow the A1(M) /M1 south until you reach the M25 then follow the instructions previously mentioned.
There’s a lot to do in Maidstone so there should be something for everyone. There are, for example, several theatres in the town, including The Hazlitt Theatre, The Exchange Studio and RiverStage, which should cater to a variety of entertainment needs.
Just outside Maidstone there is the oddly named Leeds Castle known by some as “The Loveliest Castle in the World”, you can even get married there if you want. Also check out Maidstone Leisure Centre if you feel in need of some leisure.
There are also several museums to peruse such as Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery, Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages and Kent Life.
Good restaurants in Maidstone include Frederic Cafe Bistro, Fish on the Green and Mu Mu, a “boho chic cabaret restaurant” where you can enjoy cabaret entertainment while you eat. For night on the town, nightclubs include Strawberry Moons, Beluga bar and Gallery, all top notch venues for birthdays and stag/hen parties.