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Folkestone Creative Quarter

The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone CT20 1BN, England
+44 1303 760740
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Lacking the sparkle

Its in the early days of growth. The town has found a niche, at the moment it lacks sparkle and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabeth J
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
A suprise

We have not visited Folkestone Harbour for over a year. What a change. The old railway station had... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
Sonya P
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Poor7%
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The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone CT20 1BN, England
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+44 1303 760740
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"high street"
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"interesting shops"
in 13 reviews
"christmas lights"
in 4 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 3 reviews
"art galleries"
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"steep hill"
in 5 reviews
"opening times"
in 3 reviews
"for sale"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"harbour area"
in 5 reviews
"arty"
in 16 reviews
"cafes"
in 26 reviews
"mosaics"
in 3 reviews
"enterprise"
in 3 reviews
"regeneration"
in 9 reviews
"prints"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its in the early days of growth. The town has found a niche, at the moment it lacks sparkle and awareness of how shabby Tontine Street is. It feels unloved, unwanted, bit spocky ? The access to this street is the worst I come across,...More

Thank Elizabeth J
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We have not visited Folkestone Harbour for over a year. What a change. The old railway station had been made into a charming area for people to walk. Flowers had been planted and the old railway had been replaced. My husband loves anything to do...More

Thank Sonya P
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Walked from coastal park to the Folkestone Quarter unfortunately BH not all open but enough to have a walk around.

Thank mark_keefe
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Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

This area is great for shops with unusual things to buy. Little shops with creative art pictures, homemade chocolates, cake making and various other small shops selling items that you dont normally see on the high street.

1  Thank Suzanne C
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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

This section of Folkestone improves the overall town. Nice narrow streets leading down to the harbour. Full of small independent shops. The actual town centre is bland and boring. These few streets give the town a traditional seaside feel. That is common in many other...More

1  Thank Ludwik D
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Many cafes of all kinds and quirky shops but not for the ordinary man on the street all seem overpriced and cater for the young professional not for the Local People

Thank H7632GQmichaelw
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

Great place to explore with a good mixture of shops. Narrow cobbled streets add to the charm of the place.

Thank suemarb
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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

A trip to the creative quarter takes you past several art installations, particularly from previous Triennials. You will find plenty of cafes and coffee shops in which to sit, and you can even play in Payers Park - even adults can go down the enormous...More

1  Thank EllieofFolkestone
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

There’s a handful of unique stores. T-shirt prints, vinyl shop and a few hand craft goods. Would like to see more stores though, did spend a bit of money at the the great British store, loved that the products are made in Uk. We came...More

Thank LiChilli
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

Folkestone gets such a bad press.. full of Chavs is the usual stereotype...well it certainly isnt..so many delightful places to eat, drink shop and wander here...well worth a visit..

Thank LondonFet
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