Today, Time Out magazine placed Margate among the country’s top places - this time on a list of the best places to visit in 2023. The only Kent location within the list, Margate has been featured a number of times by the publication, after they named Cliftonville as one of the world's top 51 neighbourhoods and they highlighted 18 of the best things to do in Margate in October.
The magazine selected 15 locations from across the UK, and said the following:
"Margate was once famed for Dreamland, its 1920s theme park, home to the UK’s oldest working roller coaster. But since the opening of the Turner Contemporary in 2011, Margate has earned its respected position in the art world. It’s where Tracey Emin has chosen to open her new art school and where you’ll find exciting artist-owned galleries like Quench and Hotel Michele. But it’s not all about the art. Margate’s burgeoning restaurant scene is unrivalled for a town of its size. Critically acclaimed restaurants like Angela’s and Bottega Caruso have been joined by newer venues like Sargasso and Fort Road Hotel. And while Margate’s tourists have previously stuck to the Old Town, Cliftonville was recently named one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods by Time Out. Newbies to the area include Parisian-style wine bar Sète, cocktail bar-cum-restaurant Daisy and queer bar and community space CAMP.
The perfect day Wake up at Fort Road and take a stroll along the Main Sands. Stop at Big Shot for coffee and mooch around the shops in the Old Town before walking along the coast to Cliftonville. Tuck into lunch at Mori Mori before embarking on a bar crawl along Northdown Road.
Plan your trip Power of Women Festival (March 3 to 12) is an annual celebration of International Women’s Day. Expect a programme of exhibitions, workshops, performances, panel talks and more."
Read the full article here!