Margate – Shoreditch-on-sea

Investment into Margate over the last five years has seen the town undergo a complete revival and it is continually on the up. Many have begun referring to it as Shoreditch on sea for its hip independent stores. Margate has a thriving culture with new cafés, restaurants and a good mix of independent and chain shops continuing to open up in the town. If you’re interested in living in Margate, come into our Margate office and we can help find a property to suit you.

A brief history of Margate

Margate was once a fishing village and only really began its affiliation as a seaside resort in the 1730s. Vessels, steamships and eventually trains brought visitors to Margate from London. The Harbour Arm, a pier dating back to the early 1800s has always provided a hotspot for visiting. You can see the area where J.M.W Turner lived, more can be found out at the Turner Contemporary.

Margate has had a long standing affiliation with entertainment. The Theatre Royal dates back from the late 1700s and is still as strong as ever to this date. The Winter Gardens remains a popular choice for travelling events having hosted the likes of Dame Vera Lynne and The Beatles.

There are plenty of other historic visitor attractions, such as Shell Grotto which is popular and mysterious.

Travel from Margate

Travel to and from Margate is easy. The high speed rail link to London St. Pancras connects Margate to the capital in just over an hour and 30 minutes. Alternatively, National Express Coaches offer a good service in and out of the town.

Getting around the local area couldn’t be more simple, with buses connecting Margate to all the surrounding towns and well sign-posted roads make driving easily negotiable.

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