Rochester spotlight

Rochester sits close to the river Medway in Kent, 30 miles south-east of London. The cobbled streets of this ancient city have set the scene for some of Dickens's most famous works, while its mix of period homes and riverside flats attract London home buyers, discovers Anthea Masey

£6 billion adds magic to the Medway

The five historic Medway towns clustered around the estuary of the River Medway, halfway along the north Kent coast, are a worthwhile hunting ground for first-time buyers