Sunday 27 February 2011

Margate the ideal spring break

Margate is in the news as a recommended seaside get away.

Escape to the seaside

When the Turner Contemporary gallery ( opens in Margate on 16 April, it's set to do almost as much for the down-at-heel seaside resort as Tracey Emin has. After checking out the exhibitions, take a wind-blown stroll along the pier for a beer at the cafe at the end, then delve into the town's idiosyncratic attractions, such as the Shell Grotto ( and the Mad Hatter's Tea Rooms(01843 232626). Book a night in one of the area's fabulous new boutique B&Bs, such as The Reading Rooms (01843 225 166,, doubles from £135) with elegant white rooms in a Georgian townhouse, or stay along the coast in Whitstable at the gorgeous little Front Rooms (01227 282132,, with doubles from £99).

1 comment:

  1. And if Southeastern rail hadn't put up their fares by up to 13% recently it would have been even better.