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Margates old town has seen considerable change in the last few years. Since the Turner gallery was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Margate, United Kingdom
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Charming, old England feel. Eclectic shops, cafes and restaurants ensure there's something for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Market Place, Margate CT9 1EN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Margates old town has seen considerable change in the last few years. Since the Turner gallery was opened, the nearby "old town " has seen a rejuvination. The empty shops and tired houses have been occupied and spruced up. New enterprises have opened with a...More

Thank chris19592011
Reviewed 5 days ago

Margate seems to be forgotten by civilisation. It is very dirty, run-down, full of undesirables. The old town is cleaner, but also looks shabby. Nothing to write home about...

Thank Kalin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming, old England feel. Eclectic shops, cafes and restaurants ensure there's something for everyone.

Thank zehraraza73
Reviewed 1 week ago

In a small cobbled area retro shops as they are now called sell ecletic miscellaneous odd ments. Great for a browse ( and i got a pretty bracelet) but there is a lot of tat in there too. Plenty of little tea places etc but...More

Thank ShariWestSussex
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old Town at Margate is so great it has plenty of places to eat and look around. There are quaint tea rooms and vintage stores that are ready to satisfy your every appetite. The Mad Hatters tea rooms is a must a very vintage...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting Old Town for years and it constantly offers up new surprises. It has been steadily regenerating into an amazing collection of interwoven streets packed with places of interest full of life and fresh delights. It has a pavement culture of outside...More

Thank Hutson110
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Margate is a disgrace to the county of kent, dirty ,run down and full of undesirables ,20 mins and we couldn't get out quick enough. Why any idiot would spend a holiday there is beyond believe the whole place needs bulldozing!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old town if full of vintage, retro, antique and independent local businesses. You can find just about everything you want here and the locally sourced fresh food really is delicious in the local restaurants. The Old Kent Market is always worth a visit as...More

Thank Marianne L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Those warm, casual spring/summer days. Good selection of eats&drinks in such a compact area. The bands&music are staged here and all ages get involved. Including the various themed weekends, ska, soul weekends etc,brilliant atmospheres. Barnacles pub is tucked slightly to the left and always has...More

Thank momo045
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely day in the old part of Margate. Various shops Antique, Vintage and interesting curiositys. Super Pubs and cafes with loads of places to eat. To top it all a fantastic beach and activities.

Thank Anne D
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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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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