Margate is one of Britain’s quintessential seaside resorts, with a great big beach with gorgeous golden sands, a harbour filled with pleasure boats and dinghies, a seafront promenade of attractions and the delicious aroma of fish and chips following you wherever you go. Follow in the footsteps of more than 250 years of holidaymakers and visit Margate. Stay with us at our Margate hotel and you’ll have the perfect base to explore the historic Dreamland theme park, the world-class Turner Contemporary art gallery and the myriad vintage shops that make up Margate’s Old Town. It’s enough to build up quite the appetite; delve into the local food scene and sample some of the best restaurants not just in Kent but the entire country, then wash it down with a drink at our favourite pubs.
Things to do in Margate
Margate is home to some of the very best vintage shops around. Simply visit the Old Town area, particularly King Street, and you’ll find a treasure trove of top-class boutiques and independents excellent for fashion and homeware. If you’re looking for High Street names you can also make your way to the Westwood Cross shopping Centre, which sits dead centre in between Ramsgate and Margate. It’s home to more than 50 popular retailers and restaurants including Primark, Debenhams and Nando’s. You’ll also want to check out The Old Kent Market on Fort Hill. It’s a revamped indoor market with several independent shops and eateries, perfect for picking up something to eat or drink or a souvenir to remember your stay at our Margate hotel.
Margate is small enough that you can stroll from our Margate hotel to the Turner Contemporary and the Winter Garden on the opposite side of town in under twenty minutes. In terms of getting to Margate, you can drive from London in under two hours, alternatively catch the fast train that takes you straight from Margate Railway Station to London St Pancras in just an hour and a half. If you prefer to travel by coach, Stagecoach services will take you straight to Margate Bus Station, which is practically on the sands of Margate Beach.