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Whitstable Town Centre

Harbour Street, High Street & Oxford Street, Whitstable, England
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I love Whitstable

It's a great place to visit. Often referred to as Chelsea by the sea. Lots of independent shops... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
andrewR5962XT
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London, United Kingdom
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Interesting seaside town

Within easy reach of London by train from either Victoria or St Pancras International stations... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ArtCraftGarden_Lover
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London
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“art galleries” (15 reviews)
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Harbour Street, High Street & Oxford Street, Whitstable, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a great place to visit. Often referred to as Chelsea by the sea. Lots of independent shops and lovely people.

Thank andrewR5962XT
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Within easy reach of London by train from either Victoria or St Pancras International stations. The town centre is a 10-15 minute walk from the station, Plenty of places to eat and drink. Lots of independent shops and galleries plus a few charity shops. When...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a lovely town! took a train ride here on a recent visit to Chatham and was pleasantly surprised - lots of eateries and really interesting shops and town - what you would expect from a good traditional seaside town

Thank Luckylotty
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a very brief visit last year for a wedding, we decided to return for a weekend. We were blessed with the weather and a great apartment on Harbour Street. The shops are lovely and so many independent shops which are hard to find elsewhere....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The town centre has some great independent shops, alongside the coffee shops and charity shops, which seem to be of a better quality than in many other towns.

Thank mikkelbates
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place ! Lots of shops & great coastal walks Lots to do in this busy Town with Ollie’s Fish & Chips a real bargain ! Beautifully kept place & very welcoming. We will visit again Makes Hermes Bay look & feel pretty shabby Parking...More

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lack of chain stores (they are creeping in) and the low rise nature of the High Street buildings gives Whitstable an ambiance that few English towns can still boast. Three greengrocers, three butchers, three bakers and a host of quirky independant businesses contribute to...More

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whitstable is cute and a ok day trip from London. For the price of train ticket I wish I’d gone somewhere else. Most market stores were closed today (Monday) which I didn’t know.

Thank Nicky S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quaint little place full of small independant shops and cafes, restaurants and pubs. Some nice little quirky shops to wander round. If you have some hours to spare to wander around, here is good. You certainly won't go hungry or thirsty. The downside is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whitstable is a pretty little seaside town, comprising of two streets! Lovely independent shops, and friendly people!

Thank Lesley-wd
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Elisaboscaro90
20 April 2018|
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Response from Martin T | Reviewed this property |
You can do Whitstable in three hours, but worth doing it slowly and enjoying the place, stopping for coffee or lunch or an ice cream and browsing the shops. Then time for a brisk walk up to Tankerton and some great views... More
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Debbie G
25 March 2018|
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Response from carolbu67 | Reviewed this property |
yes most shops are open but parking is a problem we often park near the castle and walk down to Whitstable Town. With it being bank holiday better to book a restaurant we go to Crab and Winkle on the harbour good fish.Have a... More
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maisonbrives
16 August 2017|
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Response from Hooch2015 | Reviewed this property |
Think the nearest Waitrose is in Canterbury
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