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Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 3PD

Main shopping centre and shops regular opening hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

 Sainsbury's extended opening hours

Monday - Friday 7am - 11pm
Saturday 7am - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm*

*Open 9.30am on Sunday for browsing.

 Sainsbury's Petrol Station Opening Hours 

Monday to Sunday 6am to 12am midnight.                                                               


Restaurants at The Venue opening hours

Bella Italia

Monday - Saturday  9am - 11pm
Sunday  9am - 10.30pm

Frankie & Benny's

Monday - Saturday  9am - 11pm
Sunday  9am - 10.30pm


Sunday - Thursday 11.30am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday 11.30am - 11pm

Friendly Phil’s

Monday - Thursday 10am - 10pm
Friday - Sunday 9am - 10pm








Hempstead Valley is wheelchair friendly, with shops, restaurants and main entrances fully accessible at ground floor level. M&S, Sainsbury's and TK Maxx trade over two floors with the 1st floors being accessed either by lift or stairs (M&S additionally has escalators). Sainsbury's Cafe and M&S Cafe are both located on the first floor. A disabled toilet is located next to Costa Coffee and Thomas Cook (RADAR key required, which is available from centre housekeeping or Costa Coffee staff). Larger accessible toilets are available within the ladies and gents toilets down the ramp (next to Supercuts). Both Sainsbury's and M&S offer accessible toilets.

Wider blue badge disabled bays can be found in the undercover car parks underneath Sainsbury's and in the multi-storey car parks on levels 1 and 3. Red and Yellow outside car parks close to the TK Maxx and Argos entrances also have blue badge disabled car parking. 

Wheelchairs and motorised scooters can be hired free of charge for a maximum of 3 hours. You will need to register (free of charge) to use the motorised scooter service and book in advance to use this service.  Wheelchairs don't need to be booked in advance and are subject to availability. To find out more please call us on 01634 387076.


By Car

Hempstead Valley is easily accessible by car and only 2 minutes off the M2 at Junction 4.

Rainham – 10 minutes   |   St Mary’s Island – 15 minutes   |   Rochester High Street / Maidstone – 20 minutes   |   For Sat nav our postcode is ME7 3PD

Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre provides free parking for customers to Hempstead Valley and a maximum stay of six hours is in place for all car parks.  If you have a specific requirement to stay for longer than six hours to carry our your shopping and to dine in our new restaurants, please contact us and provide details of the vehicle and the reason for the request.  All reasonable requests will be considered.   


By Bus

Service 132 (Monday - Sunday) Bus Stop A, next to Red car park.

Chatham - Hempstead Valley via Chatham Hill, Jezreels, Rainham and Parkwood. Every 12 minutes during the daytime
 - See more HERE

116 and 113 - Bus stop B, outside Nando's.

113 Chatham - Luton Road - Hempstead Valley - Wigmore. This service is an hourly service and does not run on Sundays or Public Holidays.

116 Chatham - Medway Hospital - Twydall - Wigmore - Parkwood - Hempstead Valley. This service does not run on Sundays or Public Holidays. Arrivabus website

Service 130 (Monday – Saturday)  Bus stop outside Nando's.
Medway Maritime Hospital - Hempstead Valley - Maidstone


Bus Stop C (next to TK Maxx).

National Express also run services to and from Hempstead Valley. For further details please see the National Express website

Age UK Bus - operates a community bus service every Monday and Tuesday running between retirement homes in the Gillingham/Rainham area and Hempstead Valley. 

By Bicycle

A convenient and dedicated cycle path can be found adjacent to the A278 Link Road, running for approximately 3 miles from the A2 Rainham Mark to Hempstead Valley. A cycle parking area can be found adjacent to the centre entrance within the covered car park under Sainsbury’s.


By Rail

Trains run regularly to Gillingham and Rainham and Hempstead Valley is roughly 10 minutes by taxi from each station.