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A DAY TRIP TO FOLKESTONE

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We requested inside designer and Folkestone native Sophie Rowell to offer us some insider tips about the most effective issues to do within the coastal city she calls dwelling.

HOW TO GET THERE

You possibly can take a excessive velocity prepare from London St Pancras all the best way to Folkestone Central or Folkestone West in underneath an hour. Each stations are only a brief stroll from the harbour – metropolis to seashore in an hour isn’t dangerous going!

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WHAT TO DO

SHOPPING

The Potting Shed “promoting Tamagroute from Morrocco, Classic Kantha Quilts from India, Aesop Skincare and exquisite Antiques. Then inside is a SpeakEasy (open Thurs-Sat nights), the place you undergo a secret entrance for the most effective cocktails”.

Sophie’s different should go to procuring spots are Bounce Classic and Courting Lily for classic garments, Kitty McCall for homewares and Rennies seaside artwork gallery.

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FOOD & DRINK

“One of the best meals you’ll EVER HAVE from chef, Dave Hart. Even Grace Dent agrees….” is a fairly tempting tagline from Sophie when putting The Folkestone Wine Firm on the prime of her foods and drinks hitlist.
Different locations to strive are Steep Avenue for a espresso on the hop or Harbour Espresso Co for espresso and pastries by the ocean;
loads of lunch and dinner spots to strive like The Bouverie Faucet and Fortunate Chip;
artisan beers to go (or drink in!) at The Beer Store;
and a model new espresso store and yoga studio, YOKE, for somewhat one thing additional.

A brief journey from London, a fantastic collection of quirky and impartial retailers and artwork galleries to browse, loads of improbable foods and drinks spots and all inside a stones throw from the seashore. Seems like the proper weekend day journey to me!

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