In need of a staycation? Enter, Margate. Ok, perhaps it’s not the first place that springs to mind when you’re planning a UK break, but that’s only because you don’t know enough about it – yet.
It turns out, the seaside locale is the place to head on sunny Saturdays thanks to its laidback seafood restaurants, Turner Gallery (supported by British artist Tracey Emin) and newly revamped Dreamland – a retro-style theme park that’ll have you wanting to tuck into pink balls of candy floss and ride the Big Dipper.
Could Margate be the new Brighton? Read on to find out why it is suddenly one of the UK’s hottest tourist towns and get down there before the crowds do.
A trip to the British seaside wouldn’t be complete without a kitsch amusement park. Check out the newly reopened Dreamland, which describes itself as if “vintage cool holds hands with modern design, and goes for a lovely beachside stroll”.
Fontaine Decorative Antiques
The owners of Fontaine Decorative Antiques have been pillaging France’s best markets for 20 years, and you can reap the fruits of their labour at this store packed full of treasures and trinkets.
GB Pizza Co
Right on the seafront you’ll find the Great British Pizza Co., which creates mouth-watering gourmet flavour combinations using meats and cheeses from local producers.