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Now that shops, restaurants and local attractions can safely welcome visitors back in time for a busy staycation season, we’ve turned the spotlight on independent businesses in Kent and East Sussex to encourage you to show your support and #ExploreLocal this summer.
Fancy cuddling up to a furry companion at the Cosy Cat Cafe in Herne Bay? Or perhaps a trip to The True CRIME Museum in Hastings, where the largest collection of crime memorabilia is stored is more up your street? There's plenty of unusual and exciting attractions to explore across the South East!Take a trip back in time at the 1930s inspired Tiny Tim's Tearoom in Canterbury or a guided tour through Ramsgate Tunnels – which were once used to shelter 60,000 people during WWII air raids.
Experience a walk through the UK’s largest network of civilians wartime tunnels at Ramsgate Tunnels 🔦
🚌 Situated in Marina Esplanade, this seafront attraction can be easily accessed by bus. You’ll need to catch route 9, 33, or 48A to Granville Theatre.
Meet the fury residents looking for new homes at Cosy Cat Cafe, the purrfect place to enjoy an afternoon tea 🐱
🚌 The unique café can be found in William Street, which is located just off the high street and close to the seafront. You can get here on our Triangle route, with buses running every 20 minutes from Canterbury and Whitstable.
Adventure local to The True CRIME Museum if you're fascinated by the dark world of crime ☠️
🚌 Located in a prime spot along Hastings Seafront, you can easily travel to The True CRIME Museum on all of our local bus routes. Alight at Robertson Street bus stop, which is just a stone’s throw away from the attraction.
Experience Barley Sugar; an artisan delicatessen, gift and vintage shop, offering a refreshing approach to stylish eating and living 🍰
🚌 Barley Sugar is positioned close to the town’s major bus stops. Catch a bus to Devonshire Place or Compton Street and take a short walk over to the delicatessen and vintage shop.
At Macknade you can explore and support the best food from your local area 🧀
🚌 Macknade was one of the first businesses to open in the newly constructed Elwick Place development in the centre of Ashford. The food hall is located close to a bus stop in Elwick Road for those travelling from afar. If you live locally, you can catch one of our regular services to Bank Street.
Tiny Tim’s Tearoom is a quintessentially English experience, so you can relax, chat and indulge. Thrill-seekers will be keen to know that the tearoom has been dubbed the most haunted place in Canterbury! 👻
🚌 You’ll find this 1930s tearoom in the heart of the city centre. Catch a bus to Canterbury bus station and head over to St Margaret’s Street to enjoy traditional afternoon tea.
Discover local adventure at Margate Caves; a hidden gem that was largely forgotten for over 100 years 🕵️♀️
🚌 You’ll find this attraction in Northdown Road. The best way to travel here is on our Loop service, which operates across Thanet every 10 minutes.