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Shop for independent goodies and high street brands, then treat yourself to a delicious meal packed with fresh flavours from the Garden of Kent.

Need some retail therapy, a special gift and a bite to eat? Grab your bag and brunch pals, we’re hitting the town. 

First off, why not search for the shop or foodie pitstop you need right here?

When you're on a shopping spree, Canterbury’s Whitefriars brings you the best in fashion and lifestyle brands with popular high street names and the elegant Fenwick department store. The historic areas of the King’s Mile, Cathedral Quarter, Castle Quarter and West End are bursting with independent shops and boutiques offering fine art, jewellery, clothing, crafts, vinyl and one-of-a-kind gift ideas. And you can bring home a taste of Kent with fresh produce from The Goods Shed and Canterbury-made beer and spirits gifts from The Foundry Brewpub.

If you want to visit the seaside towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay for your retail therapy, you'll find plenty of independent shops with unique products, independent art galleries, boutiques, gift shops and plenty of family-owned businesses with individual style.

When hunger strikes, you are spoiled for choice. We've got Michelin-starred dining, cute cafes, cuisine from around the world, and stylish bars and pubs to keep you feeling full. Take a look at our Food Lover's Guide to Canterbury for an overview of where to eat in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay.


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