The Old High Street has finally become a worthwhile destination if you're into art and craft shops. Tontine is making more sense as a commercial art strip
When in Folkestone people must visit the Creative Quarter. We find it a nice spot for eating french food at Fresh and Easy and there's a new fancy Coffee House (which name I don't remember now). The variety of shops is wonderful from furniture to guitars; tiles to souvenirs; Décor to paintings and from Vintage to Modern! Lovely.
i loved the narrow, hilly. cobblestone alleyways that once houses a thriving artisan community. Currently, the local council is encouraging artists from all spheres to showcase their work by offering space in this area.
The beautiful weather made this visit worthwhile, beautiful old buildings and well maintained flower beds. The arts area was quaint, although several shops were vacant as is with most towns nowadays, we had an excellent meal outside one of the bistros, chicken and chorizo salad which was excellent washed down with sangria on tap, better value than a nearby pub... More
if its art you like you must not miss the quarter ,there are many art studios,showing off many kinds of art and there is always a nice art work to buy from young up and coming artiste to well established ones ,so don't miss out on a bargain
A very good range of shops and galleries and excellent cafes and restaurants. The only reason I didn't give "Excellent" grade is because there are still a few empty shops and some work to be done. But, what has been done is fantastic and it is constantly improving thanks to a lot of hard work.
There are some very nice parts to Folkestone and the surrounding areas such as cliff top walks with lovely views, the lower Leas under cliff Coastal Park which is very pretty and great for children. The Creative Quarter is a good idea but its not really creative and rather disappointing though there is some nice art work amongst the shabby... More
many new artistic shops, but still needs a bit more. Maybe as the recession ends, it will really take off. Nice ancient High Street and on the Bale is The British Lion old pub with good food. Great church originally founded before William the Conqeror
The rouble seems to be you invest in one area and another suffers. Now the lower town is dying on its feet. I like the idea of creating a creative quarter but it stores me you want it to be inclusive. If you're not careful you can be put of by the arty lovvie attitude. If its not for all... More
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