The‘Old Town’s’provision’ of independent café’s, bars and restaurants along with its mix of boutiques, men’s outfitters, specialist gift shops, privately owned galleries the beautiful beach and bathing waters provide a great day out for residents and visitors alike.
The momentum continues up the high street and the local area with a great range of Cafés, restaurants and bars. Something to suit everyone.
Music & Dance - A vintage lounge bar with frequent musical and dance performances can be found at ‘Morgan’s Margate’, Music for the Soul – ‘Olby’s Soul Cafe’ or for a bit of Jazz – check out ‘The Lifeboat’ great Coffee shops and dare it be said more exciting places to eat.
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Whilst Margate continues to be seen as a traditional seaside town with fruit machine arcades, 'Wimpy' (Yes Margate is one of the few towns in the UK that still has a 'Wimpy') and local pubs it must be recognised that innovation is still at its heart. It has allowed many to take their first tentative steps in making their own business work. This is evident in Margate Town Team’s support for ‘Pop-up - Margate. The Mary Portas investment has seen creativity and inspiration pave the way for those enterprising individuals to take on premises in their own right. Pop-Up Margate currently ‘houses’ a fabulous selection of goods and services. Drop by and see what great things are on offer. Services include Eyebrow Threading and in-house photographic studio and for the youngsters – A music and Dance studio from ‘Off The Hook Productions’ For yourself or for great gift ideas - Handmade fashion Jewellery, Decorative hand-made cards, Vintage fashions, Vinyl Records, Street 'everyday wear' fashions, Vintage furniture and ornaments, and so much more. Visit today.
In addition many small independents have chosen to make Margate home including boutique fashions at ‘The Secret Wardrobe’ and ‘Gallery Boutique, Street Fashions from ‘Monique’s Boutique, New ‘Retro’ clothing range at ‘Rat Race, Children’s wear at Just 4 Kids.
Not to mention an Introduction to the ‘Longservers’ with residence in Margate for well over a decade and some for over 50 years. Henry’s for Photographic equipment;baby toys and accessories, ‘Terry’s Gifts’ for ornamental & novelty gift ideas as well as Clocks and watches, RHS award winning Florist ‘Petals’ or for the more practical needs of shoe repairs and Key cutting – ‘S.D Shoe Repairs’