About an hour outside of London sits Whitstable, a quiet harbour-side town on the north coast of Kent. This quaint and picturesque destination isn’t the first place people flock to when wanting to get out of the city, but that is perhaps the appeal. With a population of just 32,000 and with minimal tourists, Whitstable feels like visiting an old friend. Offering the perfect balance of peace and quiet with enough happening to keep things entertaining, Whitstable is fast becoming a go-to destination.
Easily accessible via train from Kings Cross St Pancras Station in London city, Whitstable is the perfect day trip destination. Full of history, this small fishing village is famous for it’s oysters and old world charm. Dubbed as the Pearl of Kent, Whitstable sometimes feels like you’ve gone back in time (but in the best possible way). A walk along the harbour offers enchanting views of antiquated houses and candy coloured boat sheds. Further in from the coast lays an array of seafood eateries, vintage stores, artisanal bakeries, bookshops and cafes. A delight to all of the senses, this picturesque town is waiting to be discovered on your next visit to London.