Whilst spending a few days in London, a day trip to Rochester was in order. Walking along the Thames to Blackfriars station, the tide was out.
After the short train journey to St Pancras, and ticket to Rochester purchased, the train to Rochester was on platform 13. A few platforms away at the International platforms was one of the new Eurostar trains.
The High Speed train to Rochester took around 40 minutes to get to Rochester, arriving at the new station which opening on 13 December 2015. The initial focus of my trip was Rochester Cathedral, which I chronicled a week ago.
After lunch, I went for a walk along the High Street observing the various buildings and the sign boards.
As well as hotels and public houses, there is also several candy shops.
Just north of Corporation Street, there is a painting on the gable wall of a building, a newsagent.
My walk took back along Corporation Street to the new (2015) railway station for the journey back to London via the High Speed route. Coincidentally, the same train as my outward journey turned up for my return trip.
Returning to my hotel via Blackfriars and a walk along the south bank of the Thames. By now the tide was approaching its highest point.