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Love is the only way as Kent named Britain's most romantic place for road names on Valentine's Day

14 February 2014
by KentOnline reporter

As lovers across the county celebrate Valentine's Day today, Kent has been branded Britain's most romantic place... for road names.

We have the largest number of roads with names suggesting slushy connotations, according to sat-nav firm TomTom.

Research – based on romantic street names by the mile – found Kent came out on top (15.6 miles), with London second (14 miles) and Essex third (8.3 miles).

Here we have rounded up our top 10 romantic place names in Kent. They are in no particular order, so leave a comment below to say which is best – or suggest others that should have been included.

Love is the only way for people living in this Kent lane

Love is the only way for people living in this Kent lane

1. Love Lane

Just down the road from Lewd Lane in Smarden, this lane proves there are two sides to every romance. (There are also Love Lanes in towns including Rochester, Minster and Faversham).

2. Valentine Road

For those who celebrate Valentine's Day with vigour, this Maidstone road is the perfect place to live.

3. Marriage Wood

Love and marriage don't always go together, but this wood in Crundale is suitably sited next to Marriage Farm.

4. Heart in Hand Corner

If you wear your heart on your sleeve, this could be the ideal spot for you – off the Thanet Way in Hawthorn.

5. Sweets Lane

Sugar is sweet, and so are you – so goes the saying, which is appropriate for this lane in East Malling.

6. Lover's Lane

On the Ingress Park estate in Greenhithe, this lane could be the place to head with your loved one.

7. Hearts Delight

Whoever lives in this area in Borden near Sittingbourne must be in line for a sweet time at Valentine's.

8. Hart Lane

It might not be spelt correctly, but the name of this lane in Harvel, near Meopham, is still filled with love.

9. Thong

For racy lovers looking for Valentine's Day inspiration, the name of this hamlet near Gravesend could help.

10. Pett Bottom

And it might be Valentine's Day, but the name of this area near Canterbury doesn’t have to be followed as an instruction. 

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