Extra care living, respite accommodation and a range of activities 

The Clarendon Royal Community combines extra care living, respite accommodation and a range of day time and evening activities and events, creating the perfect retirement solution for forward-thinkers who are looking to downsize and secure their accommodation alongside care provision which can track their changing needs – all under one roof. The services are provided by professional and quality staff at Age UK Kent Rivers Group – a brand that you can trust to support you to maintain your independence and the next chapter of your later life. 

Passionate about honouring the history 

The Clarendon Royal Community marks the next historical chapter for the renowned former Clarendon Royal Hotel – a building which holds a special place in the heart of locals as it has occupied its position on the banks of the River Thames since 1843. Age UK Kent Rivers are passionate about honouring the history and name of the building, and will continue to be embody the heart of the Clarendon Royal Hotel into its transformation to a thriving community hub. The Restaurant, Admiral’s Bar and Café will remain open to the public, where it’s superb dining, including exquisite high-end à la carte cuisine, can still be enjoyed by the local community. 

High-quality care in the charity sector 

Age UK Kent Rivers are extremely proud of the creation of the Clarendon Royal Community and the opportunities it brings to the older people in the Gravesham area and beyond, at a time where increased options for housing in later life, and high-quality care in the charity sector, is so greatly needed. Age UK Kent Rivers are conscious of the diverse communities in Gravesham and will work hard to ensure that the community hub is one that caters to and represents every older group in the area – always working towards their goal of ensuring that everyone can Achieve Life’s Fullness. 
senior woman looking positive
senior woman feeling happy with a cup of tea
senior woman with an excercise ball
senior woman feeling happy and laughing

The History of the Clarendon Royal Hotel 

It was this visit which enabled the hotel to add the ‘Royal’ moniker to its name, becoming The Royal Clarendon Hotel, and now The Clarendon Royal Community. With its original features lovingly restored by its current owner back in 2007, the Clarendon has lost none of its grandeur and has never fallen out of favour. 
Directly opposite The Clarendon Royal Community are the foundations of Henry VIII's Blockhouse, which were built part of the artillery defence established for the River Thames in 1540. 

Outside the Clarendon 

Places of interest in easy walking distance, include Milton Chantry - once a leper colony and Gravesend’s oldest building; Pocahontas' grave site and statue in St George's church yard; the town Market - one of the oldest in the country; the New Tavern Fort and Gardens; and the lovely Promenade. Tilbury Fort can be reached by a 10-minute ferry journey across the river. It was here Queen Elizabeth I famously addressed her forces before they departed to defeat the Spanish Armada. 
restaurant table dressed at the Clarendon
cafe tables in the Clarendon
room overlooking the river at the Clarendon
elegant room at the Clarendon with bedside lamp and telephone
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