Two to three trains per hour leave London's Charing Cross Station during the day bound for Hastings, going via the town center of Royal Tunbridge Wells. The trip takes 50 minutes. For rail information, call tel. 0845/748-4950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
If you're driving, after reaching the ring road around London, continue east along the M25, cutting southeast at the exit for the A21 to Hastings.
The Tourist Information Centre, Old Fish Market, the Pantiles (tel. 01892/515675; www.visittunbridgewells.com), provides a full accommodations list and offers a reservations service. The office is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm (till 5pm May-Aug).