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Margate Old Town

Market Place, Margate CT9 1EN, England
+44 1843 296808
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Lots of Lovely shops

Nice to wonder around the back streets of old Margate. There are some nice pubs and restaurants and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Teresa S
,
Chestfield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Go for the atmosphere!

The advertising for the Old Town tends to focus on its shops. And, yes, they are there! But go and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
solobackpack
,
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“retro shops” (44 reviews)
“lovely shops” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
Market Place, Margate CT9 1EN, England
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+44 1843 296808
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"retro shops"
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"individual shops"
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"lovely shops"
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"vintage clothes"
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"shops selling"
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"narrow streets"
in 6 reviews
"turner gallery"
in 27 reviews
"cupcake cafe"
in 6 reviews
"high street"
in 15 reviews
"cupcakes"
in 11 reviews
"indoor market"
in 6 reviews
"art galleries"
in 10 reviews
"wander around"
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"worth a visit"
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"few hours"
in 10 reviews
"sunny day"
in 7 reviews
"fish and chips"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice to wonder around the back streets of old Margate. There are some nice pubs and restaurants and nice shops selling antiques and retro clothing

Thank Teresa S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The advertising for the Old Town tends to focus on its shops. And, yes, they are there! But go and walk round the area on a warm evening after closing time, have a pint at one of the local hostelries and get some sense of...More

Thank solobackpack
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Margate old town is a vibrant place to visit. Lots of places to eat and easily accessible for the Turner Contemporary. The beach is lovely

Thank Molondon2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the little shops and restaurants in the old Kent market, it’s a fun idea and place, worth visiting and having lunch there!

Thank Amelia R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found that since my last visit to Margate the heart and soul has died (note that was a very very long time). The week before we visited it was 29 degrees compared to the mere 9 degrees. It was a Ghost Town on Sunday...More

2  Thank CrystalPower
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a rather telling poster just by the stairs to the upper galleries in Turner Contemporary inviting visitors to spend £5 on a ticket to enter a lottery to win a modern print with all proceeds going to a Margate trust describing Margate as...More

2  Thank futtock21
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Could (and hopefully) will get better... Much improved as lots of individual vintage shops cafes and bars. I feel a mini Brighton feel emerging...definitely on the up... Shame about derelict properties in and around the area and high street.

Thank teeniemc01
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Margate is being marketed as an upmarket place to visit, sadly we.did not think so. The High Street is very much down market The Vintage area is very small. We did enjoy a visit to the Turner Contemporary Galary which has a really good cafe....More

2  Thank R H
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

It was somewhat 'sleepy' in March and as it was Sunday & snowing when we had a quick look around - but there are plenty of craft and interesting workshops around which have appeared on T.V.

Thank wendy c
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I love this place the artisan pizza is amazing, I’m not the biggest pizza fan, but this was so tasty, and nice chef, served as a half n half on a wooden board was fabulous... Upstairs a visit to Margate tattoo, where krissy did a...More

Thank Mandy W
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M1n1G
31 July 2017|
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Response from lisa p | Reviewed this property |
Hello there. We didn't actually look for vegetarian eating places, however we did notice that inside the Old Kent Market they were serving veggie lunches, what they were I'm afraid I can't tell you, also the double decker... More
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Gill B
6 April 2015|
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Response from Sandersing | Reviewed this property |
what question.????? I have never reviewed Margate. I love the old town and am at the Gallery every week. I love the odd mix of shops, everyone is friendly and I often stop fpr coffee or lunch. Who ever wrote that awful... More
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