The Margate Story
Margate, the original seaside, has risen from the ashes over the past decade and this is thanks, in the main, to the regenerative power of the arts. This famous seaside resort now enjoying its uber-cool status, offers everything from traditional seaside fun, to hip boutiques, bars, pubs and cafés, plus the renowned Turner Contemporary art gallery.
Margate is a seaside town in Kent, in the South East region of the UK. Located under 90 minutes by train from London, Margate is an easily accessible place for growth outside of the British capital. It has an entire set of unique assets to offer, making it especially attractive for housing and creative industries.
In 2011 the Turner Contemporary Gallery opened its doors and since then has welcomed 3.6m visitors. Local artists and creatives have been able to capitalize on the influx of visitors and the Old Town is now a hub of independent galleries, cool vintage shops, antiques houses and book shops.
The seafront Marine Drive is home to a plethora of cafes, restaurants and bars; more than could service any foodie worth their (sea) salt. Dreamland has breathed new life back into the beautiful seafront of Margate’s Main Sands which is the closest sandy beach to London.
It’s no wonder then, that many commentators have given Margate the moniker of “Shoreditch on Sea”.
Margate has the largest number of listed structures in the South East and is home to dozens of charming and quirky buildings, a protected coastline and close to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Drive time to Private Heliport at Kent International Airport
Drive time from Sea ferry port in Dover to Margate
Drive time from Eurotunnel station in Folkestone to Margate
Rail time from London St Pancras International to Margate direct
Drive time from Gatwick Airport to Margate
Drive time from London City Airport to Margate
Drive time from Central London to Margate
Drive time from Heathrow Airport to Margate