This out-of town shopping mall is situated very near the Dartford Crossings of the river Thames. It provides a wide range of shops and stores in a charming setting, with walks around the perimeter and the small perimeter lakes which give the centre its name.
Arranged over three malls, the range of shops is very wide and includes a number of smaller, specialist shops as well as the major retail names. There are about 50 places to eat within the complex, ranging from quick drinks to elegant dining.
As an alternative to shopping, visitors have a choice of entertainment. The multi- screen cinema is very popular and shows all the latest films. For youngsters, there is the “Bookworm Wednesday” club. Each Wednesday morning (10am), members of the club can watch a cartoon and film show for free; entry is on a “first come first served” basis and previously filling in an entry form (also available online).
For entertainment with action, the Sega 3D motion “ride” is a must. The moving seats and air jets allied to the film action, give a very real “experience”.
For adults who would like a complete change from the hustle of shopping, Bluewater provides a “Place of Quiet” in the Lower Rose Gallery. This is available to all for contemplation or quiet discussion either alone or in small groups.
If you are visiting Bluewater by car, the M25 passes close by; leave at junction 2. There is ample free parking all round the centre (13,000 spaces) and good disabled parking and access, all clearly signposted.