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Margate Snapshot Guide: An A-Z  guide to the best of Margate









A History of Margat
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Illustrated timeline to the development of Margate from a fishing village to a
busy resort with a world-class art gallery.

Art Gallery
Turner Contemporary, Rendedzvous,  01843 233 000 Website
Margate Gallery, 2 Lombard Street, 01843 292 779 Contact: Jane. Website
Margate Modern Art,  9 King Street, 01843 295246 Website
Old Town Gallery, 1-3 Broad Street, 01843 225 565
Marine Studios, 17 Albert Terrace, 01843 282219 Website
Outside the Square Gallery. Duke Street,  01843 571291


Attractions
Hornby Visitor Centre. Westgate Website
Margate Harbour Arm Website
Margate Museum, Old Town hall, Market Place Website
Margate Old Town Website
Shell Grotto, Grotto Hill, 01843 220 008  Website



Planet Thanet Beer Festival, Winter Gardens Website

Baker
Batchelors Patisserie. 246 Northdown Road, Cliftonville
01843 221 227

Bars
& pubs
Café G, I High Street, 01843 225 600 
Contact: Daniel Website
Harbour Café Bar, 10 The Parade, 01843 290 110 
Contact: Lesley & Dave
Lifeboat (est 2010), 1 Market Street, 07837 024 259  Website
Lighthouse Bar, The Harbour Arm, 07980 727 668 Contact: Simon
Milos (est 2010), 15 The Parade, 01843 290 110  
Families welcomed. Contact: Ian Roland
Northern Belle, 4 Mansion Street
Oldest pub in Margate.  Real ale pub near Winter gardens Website

Beaches
Margate Main Sands, Marine Terrace, Margate (Blue Flag)
Westbrook Bay, Royal Esplanade, Margate (Blue Flag)
St Mildred’s Bay, Beach Road, Westgate-On-Sea (Blue Flag)
Walpole Bay, Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville (Blue Flag)
Minnis Bay, The Parade, Birchington (Blue Flag)

B&B
Reading Rooms (est 2009)
31 Hawley Square, 01843 225 166
Contact: Liam & Louise (ex-Hackney) Website

Blog Margate Architecture
Thanet Coast Life 


Bookshop Albion Bookshop, 235 Northdown Road, Cliftonville

Butchers
JC Rook, 141 Northdown Rd, Cliftonville,  01843 224 888  Website

Cafés
BeBeached (est 2009), The Harbour Arm
Contact: Jean Beswic, Website UL Website TO Website
The Cupcake Café, 4/5 Market Place Website
Harbour Café Bar, 10 The Parade, 01843 290110

Estate agent
Miles & Bar, 51 Queen Street, 01843 570 500
Open 7 days a week Website


History of Margate
Click here to view an illustrated timeline of Margate from Medieval to Modern times plus a booklist


Hotels
Fayreness Hotel, Marine Drive, Kingsgate, 01843 868 641 Website
Walpole Hotel, Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville, 01843 221 703 Website
YHA (budget) 3-4 Royal Esplanade, Westbrook Bay, 0845 371 9130 Website

Information Centre
Droit House, 01843 577 577 Website

Live Music
Harbour Café Bar (Jazz), 6 Market Place
Lesley & Dave previously ran the Vortex in Hackney
Lifeboat (Folk), 1 Market Street, 07837 024 259 Website

Local society
Margate Civic Society Website 


Restaurants
Fish & Chips Peter’s Fish Factory, 12 The Parade, 01843 292485, more info
Chinese Rice Bowl, 8 Market Street, 01843 223 750
Greek Aphrodite’s Taverna 10-14 Belgrave Road, 01843 231414
Indian The Ambrette (ex-Indian Princess), 44  Kings St, 01843 231 504 Website
Italian Giorgios (est 199*), 19 Marine Gardens, 01843 293500 Website
Modern European Mullins Brasserie, 6 Market Place. 01843 295 603 Website
Thai The Bangkok Thai, 1 Northdown Parade,. Cliftonville, 01843 224 777

Retro
Helter Skelter, 13 Market Place 01843 223 474 Website

Theatre
Theatre Royal, Addington Street, 01227 787787, Website
Winter Gardens, Fort Crescent,  01843 292 795 Website


Transport
Bicycle Hire: Caitlin’s Beach Cruisers, Unit 8 Margate Harbour Arm Website
Buses: Bus map
Railway stations: Margate, Station Approach Website
Taxis: Margate Taxis Website  
United Cars Website


Margate History timeline
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