We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
A good selection.

The old town has some different shops. Antique and art galleries. Plenty of places to eat and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
via mobile
Upcoming part of town

Buoyed no doubt by the Turner Contemporary and the up-market pubs, restaurants and cafes across the... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Ken C
Black Notley, United Kingdom
Read all 599 reviews
All photos (89)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“retro shops”(45 reviews)
“lovely shops”(7 reviews)
“vintage clothes”(13 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Market Place | area bordered by Market Street, Hawley Street, King Street and The Parade, Margate CT9 1EN, England
+44 1843 296808
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Several vintage shops with some excellent bargains and several cafes with outside seating where you can watch the day go by.

4  Thank Christof N
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 February 2015

It doesnt matter about vintage shops and bars this place is a dump. The streets are littered with junkies and drunks. Perverts and prostitutes. Most of the so called vintage shops are never open and the bars are dangerous places to go. When wakiing around...More

11  Thank kirstybee123
Reviews (599)
Filter reviews
591 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews retro shops lovely shops vintage clothes shops selling narrow streets turner gallery cupcake cafe high street art galleries indoor market few hours worth a visit fish and chips great place to visit great atmosphere pubs regeneration
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 591 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

loads of quirky shops, loads to choose for food, its a real treat. one of my favourites is a thai resteraunt above a pub which was delish

Thank BazRex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The old town has some different shops. Antique and art galleries. Plenty of places to eat and drink. And lots of outdoor tables and chairs great for sitting in the sun.

Thank Yamhar6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome vintage shopping here lots of clothes furniture ex funfair memorabilia worth a long browse as well as great cafes and restaurants fish and chips and 5 mins walk from the beach 🏖

Thank CosmicAngela
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely beach with great views along coast line to reculver , all sand , lots of small indie shops all walkable and nice to look in and get that item that's unique , friendly as well

Thank end22016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some lovely old buildings, and interesting shops. Worth making a bit of a detour to see the Tudor house also, even if it is closed as it was when I visited. But I did think the shops looked very overpriced and I kept my purse...More

1  Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I can go in and out if ever shop, vintage,artwork,antiques,clothes shops,great coffee shops and restaurants. You can spend hours looking around. There is an indoor market. Charity shops lots of good bargains. Bored no way you can’t get bored.

Thank Itsmemaxina
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Buoyed no doubt by the Turner Contemporary and the up-market pubs, restaurants and cafes across the road around what can best be described as a plaza, I can see that in just a couple more years the 'Old Town' will be the place to visit....More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 18 September 2018

The old town was charming with lots of old buildings, cafes, restaurants, pubs and small shops. We couldn't have found a nicer day in september to stroll around among the buildings. Look for more reviews by MulleEllum.

Thank MulleEllum
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Cool quirky and a little bit like a cross betweeen Brighton and Camden. Lots of fun shops bars and restaurants

1  Thank guyartall
Reviewed 12 September 2018

My wife quiet fancied visiting Margate having heard some good reports about the town and seeing some of the area on the television, and so, we decided on a short break to have a look around. I’d have to say that, if you’re interested in...More

1  Thank jbdrina
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 12 nearby hotels
Sands Hotel
912 reviews
.13 miles away
Crescent Victoria Hotel
439 reviews
.23 miles away
Sherwood Hotel
95 reviews
.45 miles away
Premier Inn Margate Hotel
1,015 reviews
.47 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 218 nearby restaurants
Angela's Seafood Restaurant
122 reviews
.07 miles away
Olivo Margate
121 reviews
.03 miles away
The Mad Hatter
76 reviews
.03 miles away
Bottega Caruso
63 reviews
.02 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 204 nearby attractions
Margate Museum
172 reviews
.04 miles away
Lombard Street Gallery
21 reviews
.03 miles away
Pie Factory
15 reviews
.03 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
31 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from lisapJ1445WE | Reviewed this property |
Hello there. We didn't actually look for vegetarian eating places, however we did notice that inside the Old Kent Market they were serving veggie lunches, what they were I'm afraid I can't tell you, also the double decker... More
Gill B
6 April 2015|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from Lou Lou D | Reviewed this property |
I think you should be removed from Tripadvisor for your offensive remarks to me as I said nothing offensive about Margate