Spend some time in the port town of Folkestone.


Have a picnic at

Kingsnorth Gardens is an ornamental town park, a picturesque garden harking back to the 1920s. The 3.2 acre site, enclosed by trees all around, features an extensive rose garden with pergolas at its western end, while it centre is dominated by the beautiful weeping ash tree.

Fancy a promenade?

Designed in the mid 1800's by Decimus Burton, who also worked on buildings and gardens at London Zoo and Kew Gardens, the Leas is Folkestone's unique clifftop promenade. A variety of events take place at the bandstand come summertime too.

Catch a classic

The Silver Screen Cinema is an independent two-screen cinema, in the historic town hall at the heart of Folkestone. From the antique ticket machines at the box office, to the classic design of the auditoriums, you can expect a uniquely traditional cinema experience.



Marco & views

The traditional Victorian style Clifton Hotel, dates back to 1864 and offers spectacular views of the English Channel, while Marco Pierre-White's Steakhouse Bar & Grill Folkestone restaurant at the hotel has become a must-visit for a local food lovers and guests.


A boutique stay

The View, is a 4-star boutique hotel along the famous Leas. This meticulously restored building is now a contemporary haven boasting breath-taking panoramic views of the English Channel and the captivating seafront.


Tread the boards

The Tower Theatre is wholly owned by Folkestone-Hythe Operatic & Dramatic Society (FHODS), one of the UK’s oldest amateur dramatic organisations. Shows on this month include Mystique (an intimate cabaret experience) and FHOS Youth Section presents Into The Woods.



Great British Life: The Lighthouse Champagne Bar; the jewel in The Harbour Arm's crownThe Lighthouse Champagne Bar; the jewel in The Harbour Arm's crown (Image: Getty)

Champagne drinking

At the very end of the Harbour Arm sits the Lighthouse Champagne Bar & Tasting Rooms. This historic, fully functioning Lighthouse was faithfully restored as part of the reopening in 2014 and now serves a wide variety of quality fizz, English Wines and other drinks.


Freshest of fish

Little Rock is located on Beachside at the Harbour Arm and is part of the Rocksalt group. Owned by Josh De Haan, the Rocksalt group has five venues in Folkestone. Little Rock opened in 2021 following the success of the Pilot Bar on the same Beachside site.


Authentic flavours

Cocomee is a family-run Pan-Asian restaurant dedicated to bringing authentic flavours from across South East Asian cuisines to Folkestone. The chefs have diverse culinary backgrounds, and collectively, have over 60 years of on-the-ground experience in kitchens in South East Asia.



Creative Folkestone

A thriving and ever-growing community of artists' studios and creative businesses, at the heart of Folkestone. Shops include Aimee Craddock (hand-made, modernist jewellery), Ben's Vintage Menswear,

Bloom & Whimsy (art, gifts and homeware) and Folkestone Wholefoods.


Something original

The revamped Old High Street is now bursting with independent shops and studios, including Folkestone Art Gallery offering original artworks, limited prints, ceramics and 20th century designer furniture. And don't miss the British Punk and Pop Art Exhibition, March 29-April 21.


Interiors revamp?

Based between Folkestone and the Hythe for more than 10 years, the team at Seabrook Upholstery refurbish cherished heirlooms and build beautiful, bespoke furniture. Customers can take advantage of three generations of skilled craftsmanship.