You’ll find plenty of things to do in Margate, whatever the weather. Visit top Margate activities like Dreamland or experience its top-rated attractions like exploring the Shell Grotto. Bargain hunters won’t want to miss shopping in Margate while couples and families alike can enjoy Margate's culture at its top museums and galleries. Check out the best places to eat in Margate and get a taste of the local food, before experiencing some exciting Margate nightlife. Getting around Margate couldn't be easier however you choose to travel, and you can rest easy knowing you've enjoyed all of Margate's entertainment before heading back to your hotel in Margate for a great night’s sleep on a super comfy bed.
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.