Set back from Margate harbour and seafront you will find Margate Old Town, thriving with independent shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants.
Amongst the cobbled streets, you’ll find a growing number of independent galleries - Pie Factory, Eclectic and Margate Art. Browse the works of local and regional artists in paint, photography, print and material
Browse the windows and displays to find that perfect souvenir or purchase a gift as a reminder of your trip.
Enjoy freshly brewed coffee and tempting treats at cosy cafes, a leisurely lunch at a quality eaterie, pop into the Old Kent Market to see what gets your mouth watering or grab fish and chips and head to the steps to watch a Turner sunset.
Housed in the old police station, Margate Museum takes you on a journey of the towns’ history from sea-bathing machines, paddle steamers, shipwrecks and role in the World Wars. Thought to be one of the oldest of its kind in Kent, built around 1525, take a step back in time at Margate’s Tudor House.
Margate Old Town
Market Street, Lombard Street, Love Lane, King Street, Market Place and Broad Street