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Great little area full of hidden gems

Whilst Margate generally lacks an identity the area of the old town is retro and offers up some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John T
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A good selection.

The old town has some different shops. Antique and art galleries. Plenty of places to eat and... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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All reviews retro shops lovely shops vintage clothes shops selling narrow streets turner gallery cupcake cafe high street art galleries cupcakes indoor market worth a visit across the road fish and chips great place to visit great atmosphere shell grotto
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A Retro/Vintage experience. Bistros, Cafes and Bispoke, Boutique shops. A different side of Margate.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mizzm00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst Margate generally lacks an identity the area of the old town is retro and offers up some lovely little gems from quirky art galleries, to specialist shops and a healthy choice of coffee shops and eateries. We enjoyed walking around here and it has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

loads of quirky shops, loads to choose for food, its a real treat. one of my favourites is a thai resteraunt above a pub which was delish

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BazRex
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

The old town has some different shops. Antique and art galleries. Plenty of places to eat and drink. And lots of outdoor tables and chairs great for sitting in the sun.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Yamhar6
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Awesome vintage shopping here lots of clothes furniture ex funfair memorabilia worth a long browse as well as great cafes and restaurants fish and chips and 5 mins walk from the beach 🏖

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CosmicAngela
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Lovely beach with great views along coast line to reculver , all sand , lots of small indie shops all walkable and nice to look in and get that item that's unique , friendly as well

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank end22016
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Some lovely old buildings, and interesting shops. Worth making a bit of a detour to see the Tudor house also, even if it is closed as it was when I visited. But I did think the shops looked very overpriced and I kept my purse...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I can go in and out if ever shop, vintage,artwork,antiques,clothes shops,great coffee shops and restaurants. You can spend hours looking around. There is an indoor market. Charity shops lots of good bargains. Bored no way you can’t get bored.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Itsmemaxina
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Buoyed no doubt by the Turner Contemporary and the up-market pubs, restaurants and cafes across the road around what can best be described as a plaza, I can see that in just a couple more years the 'Old Town' will be the place to visit....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kenc198
Reviewed 18 September 2018

The old town was charming with lots of old buildings, cafes, restaurants, pubs and small shops. We couldn't have found a nicer day in september to stroll around among the buildings. Look for more reviews by MulleEllum.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from lisapJ1445WE | Reviewed this property |
Hello there. We didn't actually look for vegetarian eating places, however we did notice that inside the Old Kent Market they were serving veggie lunches, what they were I'm afraid I can't tell you, also the double decker... More
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I think you should be removed from Tripadvisor for your offensive remarks to me as I said nothing offensive about Margate