Folkestone Creative Quarter

The Creative Foundation's vibrant Creative Quarter in the heart of Folkestone is the perfect place to explore, with a host of shops, galleries, studios and venues offering music, theatre and entertainment.

The Creative Quarter includes some of Folkestone's most historic streets, and is just a short wander from the sea. The Old High Street is a winding, cobbled lane lined with independent shops, galleries and eateries, while Tontine Street is a busy thoroughfare to the centre of the town.

It is a fantastic example of creatively-led regeneration and is a destination in its own right, offering opportunities to shop till you drop, feast on exquisite food or simply take in the beauty of the town.

Why not stop for a while and enjoy a coffee surrounded by vintage books in Steep Street? Veggie or vegan? Try out Uno Mas' Central American street food and discover why Beanos Vegetarian Café is a local favourite! Love live music with a speciality ale, cider or wine? Then discover Kipp’s Ale House and the Lime Bar Café. For a family meal or night out with friends then the Creative Quarter has something for every palette including Big Boys Fine Burger Company, Blooms and El Cortador Tapas Restaurant.

Don't miss the Quarterhouse, a one-stop shop for all things creative, from workshops and shows to festivals, films and talks. And if you find yourself in need of pampering or some time just to indulge yourself, check out the range of wellbeing businesses based in the Creative Quarter, offering everything from acupuncture and aromatherapy to massage and music sessions.