Margate Old Town

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Keith J
London, UK31 contributions
Jul 2021
Margate is lovely. Go to Margate. There are some excellent beaches, great restaurants, friendly people and a rubbish art gallery. What more do you need? I spent a whole week in Margate and there are so many great restaurants you wont need to go to the same one twice – but we did because it was so great (New Street Bistro). You can also visit Ramsgate - where an open top bus can then take you along the coast route to Broadstairs and back.

In Margate one of the gay bars has opened up a large outdoor area overlooking the sands which is a great location and its also straight-friendly.

Warning: If you are up from London you may notice something strange. These are called English working-class people and they are almost all white (please keep breathing!). They don’t bite but they do occasionally engage in something called ‘banter’. This is a gentle ribbing and you can also take part by taking the mick out of them back. Its quite fun once you get used to it. Don’t look down on them and try not to assume they are all racists because they voted Brexit. If you can’t do that maybe go to Brighton instead.
Written July 14, 2021
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Michael Anthony
3 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Great area, not unlike the Lanes of Brighton, interesting shops, bars and eateries. Even the Old Town Barbershop is special with great banter and a complementary beer or coffee. Well worth a visit
Written August 25, 2020
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK816 contributions
Jun 2021
We took a walk aroun the Old Town area in Margate after finishing our walk along a section of the Viking Coastal Trail between Minnis Bay and Margate on a midweek day.
To be honest all of my previous visit to Margate have involved visiting either the beach or the ‘Dreamland’ theme park and so this was the first time I have walked around this part. The trip was very rewarding as the area has some narrow streets, a small square and some interesting shops located in some lovely old buildings which have survived the towns post war modernisation.
The area gave a complete contrast to the seafront which due to the sunny weather was packed with sun worshippers. But here in the coolness of the shade from the buildings other visitors were enjoying the ambience of the area.
If you are visiting Margate to discover the town, a walk along here is recommended.
Written June 19, 2021
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Alex M
12 contributions
Nov 2020
Old town, amazing little shops, some hidden away. Owners very friendly. I did enjoy sitting in the little square before a trip to morrissons talking to the locals. Having SAD I mentioned to one local the reason I loved margate, its so bright. she told me thats why Turner the artist lived & painted in Margate.
Written November 8, 2020
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Webster4
Cheshire, UK176 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
My wife & I visited Margate as part of a 4 day break while staying in lovely, picturesque, historic Canterbury. Having never visited this corner of England we thought we'd give Margate a look in... big mistake, its a total dump, derelict, dingie, & run down to say the least! Having now visited & been totally let down we will never need to endure this place ever again..!!!
Written August 25, 2020
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Tricia P
13 contributions
Feb 2020
Yes it's quiet in the winter, but all seaside towns are. Summertime is when I thank my lucky stars that we chose to move here 2 yrs ago. The Old Town has some fab clothes shops ie Kate & George. I buy something every time I visit that shop. And then we drop by The Mad Hatter, where we're always me with smiles from Heidi and Jamie; We always have cake, cooked by Jamie. I always have chocolate and it's the best I've ever eaten. Jamie is a master cake maker. An experience not to be missed.
Written February 16, 2020
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Peter R
Dartford, UK941 contributions
Jan 2020
It is an area with lots of small independent shops selling a variety of modern, antique and typical seaside town items. Plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants of varying quality. Obviously more alive in the summer but still worth a visit in the winter months.
Written June 25, 2020
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Jon-James21
23 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
OMG we came here for a couple of hours as was staying in berchington, what a right dump walked around the shops and its full of dss and young mums. We kept smelling weed as we walked round with gangs of chavs in door ways. It is run down dirty and just horrid. I would not even recommend to my worst enemy pure FILTH...!!! AVOID!!!
Written April 17, 2016
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kirstybee123
London, UK48 contributions
Feb 2015
It doesnt matter about vintage shops and bars this place is a dump. The streets are littered with junkies and drunks. Perverts and prostitutes. Most of the so called vintage shops are never open and the bars are dangerous places to go. When wakiing around i found myself looking over my shoulder all the time incase i got mugged. I come from east london and its safer there. Margate town is poverty at its worst. Made me feel very sad that it has turned out like this. It was nice years ago. Avoid!!!!
Written February 7, 2015
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Alisonsview
Chatham, UK16 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
Thought we would visit Margate as we were staying nearby and hadn't been for many years, £4.00 for 2 hours parking, so god knows how much it would cost if you were staying all day on the beach. Nothing was open, we saw a sign for a shopping centre and thought great, maybe there will be some good shopping in there, there were a total of 5/6 shops including Morrisons, so turned around. absolutely nothing to do so after about 45 minutes wondering around looking for places that were open, we gave up and left.
Written April 14, 2016
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