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Address: The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
Phone Number: 01303 842195
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Bringing Folkestone Back to Life

After years of refurbishment works to many many building in Folkestone the creative quarter is starting to look great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Walked here from the harbour up to the town centre. It is quite a steep hill and a few on the units were empty but it is pleasant to walk up although the shops that were there would only appeal to a very limited amount of people. The are art shops, a handmade chocolate shop, guitar shop, an independent burger... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

this street is ok to walk up if you want to go from the burstin hotel into the town centre but there isnt much really left in this street, its had its day. a restaurant at the beginning and 1 or 2 arty shops, we were there at the beginning of august and a few shops had notices up to... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Where do I start ? Well it's called the Creative Quarter so the fact that there is hardly anything here except art shops shouldn't be surprising. The fact that there are a few restaurants saves this place as unless you are a great art enthusiast I can't imagine why you would want to visit. It is one of the roots... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a cracking area of Folkestone. Full of independent retailers and interesting creatives. Take time to wander through here and have a coffee enroute. Getting chatting to people :)

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

After years of refurbishment works to many many building in Folkestone the creative quarter is starting to look great.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

It's worth paying a visit to the artistic quarter, despite the steep climb. There are many interesting shops and nice cafes, though I think there is a lot of scope to develop it further

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Northampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

nice to walk up and down The Old High Street. Interesting arty shops. Don't seem to be open all that long though. Looked to be some good eateries.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Creative Quarter should be applauded. A great organisation is striving hard to regenerate a historic area of Folkestone by encouraging creative businesses to establish themselves in the area. I really enjoyed walking down to the harbour through the streets and popping into the shops (including eating one of the best ice creams I've had!). A couple of the restaurants... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A very quirky collection of shops on a lovely but fairly hilly cobbled street. Great place to mooch around and find an unusual gift, we loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Pretty, interesting and worth another visit when the shops are open and we are in the area. Funky shops but lots of overlap in what they sell. Good art event in July.

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