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Folkestone Creative Quarter

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Address: The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
Phone Number: 01303 842195
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Great for Shopping, But Those with Mobility Problems, Beware

There are some truly marvelous stores here to explore, and we did. Given that my husband and I both have back and mobility problems, it's important to note that we had to take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There are some truly marvelous stores here to explore, and we did. Given that my husband and I both have back and mobility problems, it's important to note that we had to take several rest breaks while going up this relatively steep, vintage street. By all means, go and window-shop (and actually shop - places like this need our support... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is fast becoming a mecca for all manner of artistic enterprises, with the Old High Street the main conduit. The window displays are wonderful

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worthing
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Two roads with old buildings most of which were shut or boarded up, there was a display of how it would be when developed, but not worth a special visit

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Not far from the hotel Grand Burstin and the harbour area is the start of the 'Creative Quarter'. With narrow streets and lots of colour, you could be in a foreign country like France. I don't know, but maybe that is what influences this area which leads up to the main town centre.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

There are lovely sites to see in Folkestone and the Creative Quarter was one of our favourites, it should not be overlooked. I loved the Creative Quarter for its original independent shops and galleries. It is also a place where you can get a very good coffee at Googies, to a Kiwi this is important. Easily the best shop in... More 

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Daytona,Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Loved all the creative shops it had to offer. Will go back again before I leave. Up be cautious it hilly, up and down steep hills. But many shops and restaurants to chose from.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Well , it's seems to be start of the regen of the area , few nice shops, bars, and restaurants . Noting bad too say, this could be the early days of a top top seaside resort , hopefully

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London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Quaint area of town with narrow cobbled streets full of quirky vintage shops and nice places to eat & drink. Very steep so maybe not suitable for those with walking difficulties.

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Sheerness, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went to The Old High Street and Tontine Street on a Saturday expecting vibrancy and unusual/unique shopping. Tontine St was mostly shut/empty, and eerily quiet. Three interesting 'quality' shops in the Old High Street, a couple of galleries, lots of hoarding and again, barely a soul to be seen. No atmosphere on this fresh March morning.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A great are to walk around and visit boutique shops. A hidden gem in the UK for sure. The surrounding art adds to the vibrancy of Folkestone as a whole, and is underappreciated by the locals and the UK.

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Address: Address: The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
Phone Number: 01303 842195
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone

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