In just over 100 years Hextable has grown from a small hamlet to a semi-rural village of some 4,400 people. It is situated in north west Kent between the towns of Dartford and Swanley. The village is surrounded by green belt land - much of it used by nurseries, garden centres and small farms. Despite being only 16 miles from central London and within the M25, Hextable still retains much of its rural character having its own post office, chemist, grocery stores and bakery. The centre of the village is marked by a tree lined green which is now lit up with Christmas Lights every December. A founder member of the Temperance Movement once lived in Hextable and to this day, historic covenants still mean the village has no public houses!