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The King's Mile

Closed Now: 09:00 - 12:00
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This shopping area has some very nice independent shops and restaurants, as well as places to have... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Interesting Architecture

I've said it elsewhere, but really it is so disappointing that Canterbury doesn't make more of its... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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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
+44 1227 785699
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Johny747
Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank GrishGrish
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Geemcee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.'

Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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

Thank Rudy P
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Loved strolling down here. Lots of eclectic shops to spend time in. Particularly loved the wonky bookshop!

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 26 May 2018

had a great time walking the shops and had a coffee. Plenty of atmosphere, fell in love with the place. So much history and lots of different languages in one place visiting.

Thank mary m
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

I found the King’s Mile an enjoyable walk with a lot of people milling about, gorgeous architecture and a lot of cool pubs to see. The only issue is that the area seems to drift into nothingness like a car wash or an Asda.

Thank AMK1988
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