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The King's Mile

Open Now: 09:00 - 12:00
Open today: 09:00 - 12:00
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The heart of Canterbury

This street gives you a good overview of the old buildings of the town. Have a picture taken by the... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
wombatdavid
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Tasmania
Independent shopping

This is one of Canterbury's most charming streets, full of independent retailers (though not as... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Starsea82
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Gloucester
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Canterbury's King's Mile, a collection of streets nestling beneath the spires of Canterbury's ancient Cathedral and alongside the King's School, is a haven for anyone seeking the taste and feel of real Canterbury. This creative & independent quarter...more
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Northgate, The Borough, Palace St & Guildhall St, Canterbury CT1 2DY, England
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

This street gives you a good overview of the old buildings of the town. Have a picture taken by the bookshop door on a lean.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wombatdavid
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is one of Canterbury's most charming streets, full of independent retailers (though not as many clothes shops as there used to be). Even if you aren't interested in shopping, take a wander down here and enjoy the relaxed amtosphere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Starsea82
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The King's Mile is a good way to see Canterbury's old town. We didn't particularly care for shopping although there's lots of shops there. We used a parking lot on Watling St, pretty close to the center.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ron S
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This shopping area has some very nice independent shops and restaurants, as well as places to have just a tea or coffee.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Johny747
Reviewed 15 September 2018

You must get your picture taken in the wonky door of this sweet bookshop. But don’t stop there. Step inside and mill about. You’ll not b3 disappointed. Amazing buildings along this road.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GrishGrish
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Before I left on my trip to Kent UK, it appeared there was no decent shopping in Canterbury as there was when I was a child. Wrong. There’s FABULOUS shopping here. Lots of streets with little shops and Fenwicks has replaced Ricemens of old. There’s...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

I've said it elsewhere, but really it is so disappointing that Canterbury doesn't make more of its assets. This is a street with many beautiful buildings, but really, that is IT. We spent time wandering other street in the city and they were more charming...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Geemcee
Reviewed 6 September 2018

A brilliant historical area of Canterbury, great to wander about with all of its shops and ancient buildings, the best one being the 17th century 'Crooked House.'

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

The highlight of the King's Mile is of course this crooked house which is used as a bookshop. There's a few floors where you can browse books and even buy one - they are very cheap here. The quote on the house by Charles Dickens...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KirillLukjanov
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The King’s Mile is just a long street running from (and out of) the center of Canterbury. It IS an interesting walk with beautiful medieval+ houses, but the further you get from the center the tackier it gets, up to a point that would be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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