Tunbridge Wells, also known as Royal Tunbridge Wells, is a popular town in west Kent, England. It lies some 30 miles south-east of central London, close to the border with East Sussex.
A day out here will likely involve shopping at Royal Victoria Place or a trip on the Spa Valley Railway. There is also, of course, the option of enjoying a cuppa at an Afternoon Tea Tunbridge Wells venue.
People have inhabited this area since the Iron Age. Centuries later, it was likely occupied during the Roman era. It wasn’t until the 17th century, however, that the Tunbridge Wells we know today started to take shape.
By the 1680s, a building boom took place in the town. It later became fashionable in part due to visits by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Today, Tunbridge Wells is a thriving tourist spot with much to keep day-trippers occupied. One such activity is an Afternoon Tea in Tunbridge Wells, which never ceases to impress. Be sure to tuck into a scone or two with a cuppa fresh from the pot.