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Folkestone Creative Quarter

The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
+44 1303 842195
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Worth a visit

All I can say its worth a visit and you need to see it for your self is best way I can explain... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Cobbled streets

We were in Folkestone the night the Christmas lights were switched on so the atmosphere was lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
+44 1303 842195

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All I can say its worth a visit and you need to see it for your self is best way I can explain it. old cobble streets up hill try and visit all the shops there staff are very friendly

1  Thank dnb1980
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in Folkestone the night the Christmas lights were switched on so the atmosphere was lovely. Live bands, music and very busy. The old cobbled streets and cafes quaint shops and restaurants. What a quaint part of town.

1  Thank sandrac58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good reason to visit Folkestone. It's growing fast, and confirming the town's creative pedigree. This triangle offers many rewards for creative explorers.

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The Old High Street is lined with independent shops and artistic ventures. A bit steep and cobbly, but charming. Lots of coffee shops and restaurants to break the walk up or down. At the bottom you come out to the harbour. Currently there is an...More

1  Thank crystalcatLondon
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

The Folkestone Triennial brings stunningly good art to the town and it's all FREE! All the support staff were knowledgeable and seemed to be thoroughly enjoying being part of it. The highlight for me was the walk through the arches to find the Anthony Gormley...More

2  Thank Terry L
Reviewed 15 September 2017

A must see in this town. A variety of arty shops, clothes shops, a bookshop, places to eat. Some exhibits from Folkestone art triennial in Tontine Street (for example gold coloured fishing boats on top of posts, also upstairs in the Quarterhouse). At the bottom...More

2  Thank FinchleyLass
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Sculpture, street art, galleries, head shops, vinyl records, clothing, books and bearded men, this area is with the harbour arm leading the resurgence of funky Folkestone, so much better than before, get involved this is happening now

2  Thank Jon A
Reviewed 13 September 2017

So many different shops, cafes and interesting art-related people and locations. Fascinating activities every day. And the Steep Street cafe is a gem...eating and drinking surrounded by books and interesting people. The only weakness is that many shops have limited opening times.

2  Thank jbpascoe
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Folkestone is now home to a multiplicity of artowrks commissioned by The Folkestone Triennial. However exhibitions haave also been set up independently inlcuding the extraordinary exhibition of 9 Japanese artists curated by Julia Waugh of Waugh Office. The exhibition is in the exquisite Grade 1...More

Thank 13strand
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a good initiative. There are some good little businesses and cafes, but it all seems to be not quite fulfilling its potential. Note all the businesses are open. It is very dead evening, and even at the weekend many of the units are...More

1  Thank Patternmatch
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