A Whitstable weekend

seagull oysters fisherman For the bank holiday weekend me and Henry hopped on the high speed train to Whitstable. It’s only an hour and a bit away from London but feels like somewhere much further. The air is fresh, it’s super pretty and very English. It isn’t tacky at all like a lot of British seaside towns (though I do love tacky…), I’d say it’s much more charming and old fashioned. The whole high street is mainly local shops and it feels like a very creative little place. We stayed in the best little cottage/glorified beach hut(?!) ever. Everything inside was to the best taste; beautiful gold copper lights, House of Hackney pillows, Habitat dining chairs, David Hockney books…
bus pots We left it till the middle of last week to find a place to stay, and as you may guess, most places on the coast are booked up everywhere over the August bank holiday weekend. We stumbled upon the website Places To Stay In Whitstable and I’m pretty sure someone must have cancelled last minute as this was the only place in Whitstable and Margate that we could find available that last minute. Despite thinking we might have been online scammed (90’s website to the max, and no reviews anywhere), the placed turned out to be amazing! A small fortune to rent… but amazing. It’s actually up for sale right now at £350,000 – if I was a millionaire maybe I’d be tempted to buy it… chair kitchenlights suitcase My dinosaur playsuit is from The White Pepper, shoes are Vans, shades from Forever 21 (old) and watch is this rose gold beaut from Olivia Burton. whitstable beach house A yummy breakfast I made with all local produce from the high street butcher, baker and green grocers! We stumbled upon this adorable shop The Whiting Post which stocked Orla Kiely x Clarks and Lapin & Me woodland dolls galore, it was a treat for the eyes. Not the best photo but this little pub on the beach was so good! It’s called Old Neptune and the inside is so coastal with lots of old fishing signs and memorabilia, they also had a lot of lovely beers on tap to get merry during the sunset. I’d highly recommend a day trip to Whitstable, it’s a beautiful little place. There isn’t a huge amount to do, so I wouldn’t stay for more than 2 to 3 nights unless you plan to sit on the beach and read lots of books! But it’s the perfect relaxing weekend away.

5 Responses to “A Whitstable weekend”

    • Thanks Josie! I don’t like seafood either! It’s got lots of cute little shops and local bakeries etc I reckon you’d like, also everyone has dogs there. I think if you don’t like walking on beaches etc it might be a bit boring but it’s defo a chill place. I want to go to Margate next! xx

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