The Dreamy Seaside Escape Only An Hour Away From London

What could be better than escaping the busy city on a hot day, even if it’s just for that day? Whitstable is a seaside town located less than an hour outside of London and a great place to enjoy the fresh sea breeze, have some amazing food and watch the sunset. Keep reading to get ready for your perfect day-cation…

1. Enjoy fresh seafood at Wheelers Oyster Bar

 

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You’ll definitely recognise this one from your Instagram feed: Wheelers Oyster Bar is the oldest restaurant in town. Dine in the Oyster Parlour and explore the seasonally-changing menu that’ll make you feel like you’re on holiday. Plus, it’s also BYOB…

2. Explore the picturesque city centre

 

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Whitstable’s beautiful city centre has lots of charity shops and numerous antique and bric-a-brac boutiques to browse. The pastel-coloured storefronts make a great backdrop for photos and you can also discover plenty of great places to grab a bite.

3. Get your sugar fix at Revival

 

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Pop into Revival to enjoy some tasty treats that include vegan, dairy free and gluten free options, as well as some delicious ice creams. We recommend trying their Eton Mess in the garden out back…

4. Take cute Instagram snaps by the beach

 

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A trip to Whitstable isn’t complete without heading down to the beach. Take some Instagram-worthy pictures in front of the colourful beach huts, collect shells while listening to the sound of the ocean or simply admire the beautiful sunset.

5. Grab a drink at The Old Neptune

 

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Finish off your relaxing seaside day in The Old Neptune pub, which is located right at the shore. Take in your last dose of ocean views, while listening to some local live music. What could be better?