West Malling is some 35 miles (56 km) from central London and is next to the main road between London and the coastal ferry ports of Folkestone and Dover and with good links by road and rail; the area has become a popular commuter location.
Kings Hill is a new parish on which development started in 1989 near West Malling, on land previously occupied by RAF West Malling. It is a mixed residential housing estate and commercial development formed from parts of West Malling, Mereworth, East Malling and Wateringbury.
In the 1930s, Maidstone Airport was established two miles from the town, at Kings Hill. During the Second World War, RAF fighters were posted to the then-named RAF West Malling, and several US Navy squadrons were located there during the 1960s. It was closed as an operational airfield in 1967.
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