Kent, CT5 1EJ


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WhitstableWhitstable on the North Kent coast of the UK lies just 60 miles east of London. OK, so it's not strictly in London but it is has been dubbed "Islington-on-Sea", a reflection of its growing popularity among visitors from the capital. It also happens to be one of the prettiest areas of coast line close enough for Londoners to enjoy on a day out. This fishing port is most famous for its oyster trade, traditionally the main source of income and celebrated at the annual Oyster Festival (in July) which lasts an impressive nine days. If you're a shellfish fan, time your visit to coincide with the feast day of St James of Compostela, the patron saint of fishermen (and oysters, apparently), and you'll be treated to all the oyster-related celebrations you could hope for. The annual Whitstable Regatta, which usually takes place on the last weekend of July, has been running since 1792 and is possibly the oldest event of its kind in the world. The streets of this quaint town have acquired a number of quirky names including 'Starvation Point' (where fishermen would queue for work) and 'Squeeze Gut Alley' (a walk down it soon reveals why). The pretty town's stunning sunsets have been an inspiration for artists including Turner and you'll find plenty of picture and painting shops to browse around. Sink a sun-down pint at The Old Neptune pub (Marine Terrace, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1EJ) and you'll see why so many artists are inspired by this view. On a hot summer weekend there's nothing like a wonderfully scenic 5-mile bike ride from Whistable to Canterbury, highly recommended by locals. If you've worked up a sweat after that you'll be glad you're right next to the North Sea for a refreshing dip in the salty waters.


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Pubs near Whitstable

The best pubs near London Whitstable.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Trafalgar Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Park Row, SE10 | 45.1 miles from Whitstable
The pub achieved notoriety selling whitebait (still on the menu) but now the Trafalgar Tavern is a refreshment point for the capital's many visitors. It's hardly ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gipsy Moth
London > Nightlife > Pubs
60 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | 45.3 miles from Whitstable
in the shadow of the Cutty Sark , the grade I listed pub the Gipsy Moth has a large outdoor seating area, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King Eddie's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Stratford Broadway, E15 | 45.7 miles from Whitstable
A gastropub East End style - and that doesn't mean organic, corn-fed jellied eels and a gang of smoke ventilation engineers. The team behind King Eddie's ... More
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