Skip to content

Things to do in Kent

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Gallery
“A must see when in Margate. Always a great exhibition on, free to enter and a super cafe and gift shop. ”
  • 112 locals recommend
Church
“With a wonderful cathedral dating back centuries, museums, excellent food and drink, markets, artisan shopping, a great ambience, this is a lovely city to visit for a day out.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Castle
“A real family day out a walk through our history. Great if you like history a full day out with lots of events throughout the year. ”
  • 88 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Great day out for all ages! Vintage themed park with a great mix of rides and attractions. Worth checking the website to see full list of entertainment. Free to enter, can buy a wristband for unlimited rides. Indoor roller disco and arcade. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Castle
$$
“This 14th century castle offers medieval splendour with spiral staircases, battlements and an original wooden portcullis, with just enough of the ruined interior remaining to give an impression of castle life. (A National Trust destination).”
  • 67 locals recommend
Theater
“Modern theatre for Shakespeare, musicals and stand-up with a studio for contemporary performances. Just 20 minutes drive up the A2!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Castle
“A 30 minutes bus ride away from the propertly, Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold; the private property of six of England’s medieval queens; a palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon; a Jacobean country house; a Georgian mansion; an elegant early 20th century retreat for the influential and famous; and in the 21st century, it has become one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain. Ther are extensive gardens to explore and falconry displays for those who appreciate birds of prey.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Great place for the shopaholic. Only 3 miles from Ramsgate retreat and is serviced by the local bus loop route ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The exact history is seeped in mystery. Discovered accidentally, it was an immediate draw for the late Victorian tourist. Was it an ancient temple or merely a Victorian folly. Come visit and decide. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“It is a modern Mall for varieties of retail shops, restaurants, cinema, lake, and food courts.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Go here for all you sales on branded goods such as Kurt Geiger, Guess, Polo Ralph Lauren, Watchstation, Calvin Klein, Ted Baker, Nike and many more ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“For all your discounted designer shopping needs, Ashford Designer outlet is a great place to grab those bargains. With recent expansion to the outlet to another 50 new stores, there is something for everyone.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Zoo
“Approximately a 30/35 minute drive from the gateway flat, another wonderful opportunity to see these amazing animals and have an all round great day out!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
$
“Family friendly and fun pizza restaurant with views over Margate Main Sands. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Castle
“Experience 700 years of history at the romantic double-moated 13th century castle once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and Mother of Elizabeth I. Discover magnificent award-winning gardens set in 125 acres of glorious grounds. No matter what time of year you visit you are guaranteed a breath-taking display.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Garden
$$
“THis National Trust property in Kent, is the famous home of the famous writer Vita-Sackville-West. This is an Incredibly beautiful Castle & Garden deemed to be one of the best.”
  • 43 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Outlet Mall
“Go here for all you sales on branded goods such as Kurt Geiger, Guess, Polo Ralph Lauren, Watchstation, Calvin Klein, Ted Baker, Nike and many more ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“Family friendly and fun pizza restaurant with views over Margate Main Sands. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This is a teeny weeny restaurant with only about three tables. We love it but then we are biased because it is where we had our first date! (A long time ago.....) You must book as they are usually full.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Pub
“This gastro pub is about three miles down the coast and is for a special treat. It is expensive but very good food. Loads of awards! Must book to save disappointment.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Hair Care
“A nice place for breakfast coffee and snacks. You can also browse and buy vinyl, have your haircut or take a yoga class ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Café
“If you are visiting Canterbury this is a great place to buy local farm produce and it is possible to have lunch there...... best to book. (Can be a bit chilly as it is a warehouse)”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food and drink located with stunning views over Folkestone Harbour and Harbour Arm with the Channel looking across to France”
  • 34 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Cosy and stylish restaurant in the heart of Whitstable. Friendly staff and ever changing menu based on local produce.”
  • 33 locals recommend

Get to know Kent

Explore more on Airbnb