Kent is getting more popular as more Londoners succumb to its charm and decide that commuting is worth it. But what charms exactly is Kent offering to these urbanites? Here are five of our favourites:
Nowhere else in the UK can boast of coasts like those in Kent. Its wealth of Blue Flag beaches is almost unbelievable until you’ve seen it for yourself. Whether you care to ride the waves on the excellent surfing beaches in Joss Bay, or bask on the white sand beaches of Botany Bay, there’s something for every seaside lover. The beautiful coastal region also lends itself to gorgeous views unmatched by anything else the UK has to offer.
Culture and Creativity
Plenty of areas in Kent, but particularly the east coast, are enjoying a positive renaissance of creative culture. Turner Contemporary is undisputedly one of the most important galleries in the UK. Dreamland Margate is an amusement park unlike any other, seducing park goers with its retro chic, this vintage park is the brainchild of famous designer Wayne Hemingway. Kent’s variety of universities foster a lively youth culture, which certainly contributes to the region’s penchant for creative expression.
An Uncomplicated Commute
Whether you’re looking for easy access to London or you want to be able to ride the rails to Paris or Brussels on a whim, Kent is undeniably well connected. There are twice hourly trains to London St. Pancras, Victoria, and Ashford, and for those who prefer to commute by car, the highways are marvellously direct.
Satisfy Your Appetites
Kent is well known for its wealth of fresh produce, and the pride its local and transplanted chefs take in transforming its natural bounty into the things that foodies’ dreams are made of. Food festivals are also popular, with the local Whitstable Oyster Festival drawing crowds; if wine is more your thing, Hush Heath, Biddenden Vineyards, and Chapel Down invite you to come for a tour and tasting. As if that weren’t enough, the UK’s oldest brewer also resides in Kent, along with a multitude of trendy micro-pubs, so beer lovers will be more than satisfied with their selection.
A Bright Future
Kent’s popularity, rising property values, and future prospects—including the upcoming 2020 opening of London Paramount—ensure that this region is just getting started. There’s never been a better time to make the move