I’ve always lived close to Folkestone and truly feel that it’s not given enough credit. Like any seaside town, it’s in the throughs of cultural regeneration. It has so much to offer and is normally passed up for the likes of Margate and Whitstable.
Places to Eat
A delicious vegetarian and vegan cafe in the heart of Tontine Street! Definitely one to try.
Authentic wood fired pizza in the most beautiful setting. All pizzas are made from scratch using a unique sourdough recipe. I’m a big fan of the No.13 Egg & Spinach!
I’m a huge burger fan and can truly say that Big Boys deliver on their promise of being the home of the finest burgers in Kent. Soft brioche buns and their selection of milkshakes are also worth a try.
5. The Harbour Arm (Follies, Rad Burger & La Casa de Bellogelato and more)
The Harbour Arm has many eateries to peruse and I’ve only covered a few in the title above. Rad Burger do some excellent burgers, Follies do excellent pizza and La Casa de Bellogelato do the BEST ice cream ever.
Places to Visit
1. Folkestone Artworks / Folkestone Triennial Trail
Every three years Folkestone has an arts festival that transforms the town into a living art gallery. The festival is the work of the Creative Foundation who are transforming the town whilst making it a better place to live, work, visit and study. Some of the artworks are shown below!
2. Harbour Arm
The Harbour Arm, is an amazing new addition to Folkestone. Home to several amazing eateries, The Harbour Arm is the place for an evening meal and stroll.
The Old High Street has so many independent shops, some of my favourites being Kitty McCall, Bounce Vintage, The Great British Shop and Sentinent. They also have the most relaxing coffee shop with rainbow books inside: Steep Street Coffee.
This masterpiece was created by Folkestone local Leigh Mulley, and resides next to Costa in the town centre.