Margate Things to Do

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    Turner's view of Margate
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  • 1. Beach

    There are lots of beaches to lay on if you want to sunbathe. Margate main sands are very commercialised, but there are lots of shops and bars close by, trampolines, swings etc for the kids and are...

  • 2. Amusement Arcades

    Margate is famous for its amusement arcades. There are lots of them, with gaming machines to suit all ages and budgets. when I was a kid I used to play on the penny falls; I think the 'penny' part...

  • 3. Hornby Visitor Centre

    First, let me deal with the logistics and the way VT works if you are not aware. I actually walked easily to this place from Broadstairs although subsequent research shows that it is just technically...

  • 4. Turner Contemporary

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    The Turner Contemporary art gallery, is located on the sea-front next to the visitor and information centre. The building itself would look more at home in an urban setting, but here it is jutting off...

  • 5. Pub - Northern Belle

    I have noted many times on my Virtual Tourist pages that I am a great believer in local knowledge and so it was with the Northern Belle pub in Margate. I was in Margate one summer Sunday afternoon and...

  • 6. Walking Around Margate

    At any time of year, a walk along the sea front is a great thing to do. Once you get away from the main beach area, it is peaceful, refreshing and invigorating (particularly in winter). We have white...

  • 7. Winter Gardens Theatre

    The main Theatre in Margate is the Winter Gardens. Built in 1909, the theatre is set in to the cliff and surrounded by attractive gardens. There is always something happening at the Winter Gardens;...

  • 8. Dreamland previously Bem Bom - CLOSED

    Its okay I will explain the name !! Bem Bom is the town's fun park. Rollercoasters and other rides are available. You pay 1 price to get in then you can go on any ride. A great place to go for a...

  • 9. Pub - Lifeboat Ale & cider House

    I have mentioned other tips on my Broadstairs page about the proliferation of micropubs in East Kent. For those of you not aware of what a micropub is, generally it is a pub selling only beer, cider...

  • 10. General

    Honestly I haven't checked the town area a lot, as our destination was the beach;-) But as we drove through Margate looked quite cosy, nice and perfect place for holidays. The center of the city is...

  • 11. Shopping

    I love rummaging in second hand book shops, especially ones that have a semblance of order and look clean and inviting. Tiverton Books ticks all those boxes, you can sit and read and rummage to your...

  • 12. Ten-Pin Bowling

    There are 2 bowling alleys in Margate, one quite close to the main sea front - 'AMF', and another - 'Bugseys' further along the coast in Cliftonville. Both of them have good facilities, so take your...

  • 13. Art Galleries

    Art is on the agenda in Margate: Try these all close to the Turner Contemporary Pie Factory Artists Studios, 5-9 Broad Street, for cultural activities, exhibitions, workshops and cafe...

  • 14. Transportation

    The loop bus is a wonderful fast service that travels throughout the day between Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate and the huge Westwood Cross Shopping Malls. For 2.90 (2012 figures) you can get and and...

  • 15. Theatre Royal

    Theatre Royal in Addington Street is the second oldest theatre in the country a year round listing of shows is available from You could also visit the Tom Thumb...

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