Chatham is a lively market town in North Kent with a population of around 76,000 residents. The town is popular with commuters to London, with regular train services to London Victoria in around 40 minutes, also services to Charing Cross and St. Pancras International. Access to the A2 / M2 can be reached in around 6 minutes. The town has a pedestrianised High Street, the main shopping centres being The Pentagon shopping centre, with household national chains, and the Dockside outlet centre. Supermarkets include Sainsbury’s and a 24- hour Asda Superstore. The museum includes the submarine HMS Ocelot, reflecting the maritime history of the town and which still offers a marina and yacht moorings. Notable buildings include the Grade 11 Listed Chatham town hall, now the Brook Theatre. The town is well served by good schools. The local primary school is rated as Good by Ofsted. Bradfield Academy is rated as Outstanding. Independent education is available at Rochester Independent College.