A couple of weeks ago I went to Canterbury to visit my brother and his girlfriend, and they took me to Margate for the day.
First up: the essential cake stop. We went to the Cupcake Cafe, which was decorated in a visually appealing collision of floral patterns, bunting and tea cups. I was tempted by the chocolate cake, but I couldn't resist the cream tea. It's a well-documented fact that I bloody love a cream tea.
In the interests of balance, some of Margate does have a 'deserted winter seaside town' look about it, although this old Woolworths did have it's own retro appeal:
Margate has, however, had a bit of a revival in recent years, and now has vintage shops, independent galleries, and the Turner:
My favourite part of Margate has to be the part that's been there for years, before the Turner and the cafes and the vintage shops. Hell, even before Woolworths. I give you... The seafront:
I can't wait to go back in the summer.