The Area

There is a wealth of things to do in and around Margate, a historic, curiously eccentric town with a range of award winning blue flag beaches just 90 minutes from London.

It has unique attractions such as the famed Dreamland, Shell Grotto and the Powell Cotton Museum. There are quality places to eat and a range of eclectic vintage shops and art galleries in which to while away the afternoon. The David Chipperfield designed Turner Contemporary is an internationally famous art gallery.

The Isle of Thanet is famous for its microclimate and is one of the sunniest areas in the country. Turner’s sunsets were captured in Margate for a reason.

There are miles of wild and natural sandy beaches framed by chalk cliffs. Margate is also an ideal base to explore the wider Kent area. Nearby towns include Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Sandwich, Deal, Whitstable and Canterbury.