These days, Margate fizzes with artistic energy. To traditional, holiday-town charms, add a world-class art gallery. To sandy beaches and sparkling bays, add a cool café culture and tempting retro shops. It's exciting, it's energising and you're invited to take part.
The internationally-acclaimed Turner Contemporary, brilliantly showcasing historical and ultra-modern work. It’s brought together pieces by JMW Turner, so famously inspired by Margate's stunning seascapes, and avant-garde local artist Tracey Emin.
The regeneration continues with the revival of Dreamland. 'The UK's original Pleasure Park' with historic rides, classic side shows, eateries and evocative spaces set within a landscape ideal for hosting themed festivals and special events.
Margate's Old Town rejoices in a funky vibe. Here chic eateries, galleries, vintage shops and chilled-out cafes rub shoulders with traditional seaside delights: candyfloss stands; fish and chip shops; seafood stalls. The reinvigorated Harbour Arm is home to stylish spots to eat and drink.
From family-holiday nostalgia, to historic sights, Margate's rich history is everywhere. Rediscover childhood toys in the Hornby Visitor Centre. Explore the Shell Grotto's subterranean, shell-lined passages. Tackle the challenging, 18-hole Strokes Adventure Golf
For more than 100-years Margate's Winter Gardens have drawn big-name acts, from the Beatles to the Kaiser Chiefs. The town's Theatre Royal is the second-oldest in the country, while the Tom Thumb Theatre is one of the smallest theatres in the world.