Margate’s very own Cliftonville was yesterday named amongst the 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world by Time Out. The global magazine ‘polled 20,000 city-dwellers and grilled local experts to rank the greatest places for fun, food, culture and community’, and the local Thanet community was ranked alongside districts in Tokyo, Lisbon, LA, Berlin and London.
This is what they had to say about the Kentish gem:
‘While Margate’s Old Town delivers a good old-fashioned British seaside day out, Cliftonville buzzes with a different kind of energy. It’s home to one of the UK’s most thriving artistic communities, largely due to an influx of creative ex-Londoners who’ve flocked to the area’s affordable housing and studio spaces, plus the massive tidal ocean pool at Walpole Bay. The neighbourhood’s spine is Northdown Road, which is a block back from the coast and stretches from the Old Town to Palm Bay. Until recently a parade of charity shops and bookies, Northdown is now home to record shops, cafés and conscious groceries, as well as game-changing community-funded venues like queer bar CAMP and gallery Quench.’
‘The perfect day Wake at the iconic Walpole Bay Hotel and walk along the beach to the Dalby Café for the town’s best fry-up. From there, head underground to explore the Margate Caves and the mesmerising Shell Grotto before grabbing an epic focaccia sandwich at Forts. Browse Northdown Road’s vintage shops and galleries, stopping for drinks at Margate Off License and Daisy, before a boogie at Margate Arts Club.’
Margate and Thanet continue to be ranked among the best places in the UK for food, culture, history, weather, and quality of life, with many people finding the area a refreshing alternative to city living, while being just over an hour to Central London by train.
Blueberry Homes is proud to be a part of the rebirth of Margate, with our newest development, Gallery Walk Margate, 48 apartments in the coastal town’s burgeoning art district, only a few minutes’ walk from the seafront.
Find out more about this development by visiting Gallery Walk Margate