All types of people, from artists to musicians, families to first-time buyers come together in Folkestone to enjoy its miles of coastline and world-class cultural scene.

An appealing variety of shops, cafes and galleries can be found in the colourful Creative Quarter and Folkestone Harbour Arm is packed with street food sellers, live music and even a lighthouse Champagne bar.

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Lighthouse Champagne Bar, Folkestone Harbour Arm

Folkestone is home to the Folkestone Triennial, organised by arts charity Creative Folkestone, and is also the world’s first Music Town. A destination for all things arts and culture, there are shows at The Quarterhouse, Leas Cliff Hall and numerous small venues dotted through the town. Events range from the annual Book Festival to the colourful Charivari Festival.

Folkestone harbour arm

Folkestone is also a great place to work and is a key UK centre for the creative and digital industries who enjoy exceptional work/life balance and the option to commute (or part-commute) to London in under an hour.