Margate Seafront (surrounding area) - in 1890 the town became the first resort to introduce donkey rides. 8 years later, Margate was the first hotel to introduce deck chairs. The area's sandy beaches have long been popular with Londoners seeking a break from city life.
Shell Grotto (550 metres) - almost all the surface area of the walls and ceilings of these subterranean passageways and rooms are covered in mosaics created entirely of seashells, totalling about 2,000 square feet of mosaic or 4.6 million shells.
Margate Museum (about 1 km) - here, in Market Place, you can explore the town's seaside and maritime heritage.
From the M25, travelling clockwise:
- Exit at junction 2 for the A2, which becomes the M2 motorway.
- At junction 7, join the A299.
- After about 18 miles (28 km), join the A28 towards Margate.
- Once you approach the seafront, continue along until you come to the main set of traffic lights, remaining in the left-hand lane.
- Follow the seafront along and up Fort Hill (you will pass a police station on your right-hand side).
- Once you have passed Bugsy's bowling, continue along the sea road for approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) and you will see the hotel on your right-hand side.
From the M25 motorway, travelling anticlockwise:
- At junction 5 take the M26 motorway, joining the M20.
- At junction 7 join the A249 then pick up the M2 motorway southbound. Follow the directions from the M2 motorway as detailed above.