Sevenoaks is a town in Kent situated south-east of London, England. It is served by a commuter main line railway into London. Sevenoaks is 21 miles (34 km) from Charing Cross, the traditional centre of London. It is the principal town of the Sevenoaks district, followed by Swanley and Edenbridge.
Sevenoaks is governed by a town council with sixteen members. The town is divided into six wards: Kippington, Northern, St John’s, Town, Wildernesse and Eastern. The offices of Sevenoaks Town Council are located at Town Council Offices, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3QG.
The Stag Theatre, cinema and the Plaza music and conference complex is located at the top of London Road (TN13 1ZZ). It was re-opened as a community arts centre by Sevenoaks Town Council on 2 January 2009 and is supported by a strong network of volunteers. The multiplex cinema is open daily showing films.
Knole Park is a 1,000-acre (4 km²) Site of Special Scientific Interest and medieval deer park containing several thousand trees, a cricket pitch and a golf course running across. The estate is owned and maintained by the National Trust. Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve is to the north of the town centre, around one of the former gravel pits. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, covering some 175 acres (71 ha).