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Learn English by the seaside in a vibrant town in Kent.

There’s a big buzz about Margate, a famous seaside resort where the English took their holidays before budget air travel, which is now making a big comeback. Situated in Kent, in the south east of England, Margate has an exciting new energy. There are revitalisation efforts happening throughout the town, so take an English course here and see what all the fuss is about!

A major art gallery has transformed “Merry Margate” into a pleasant and modern destination and allowed it to capitalise on its retro atmosphere. The Turner Contemporary Gallery opened in 2011 and has given the town considerable credentials as a cultural destination. Visitors are flocking back to the cobbled streets and boutique shops, where new and improved restaurants and accommodation welcome them. Even the amusement park, Dreamland, which had been closed for the last decade, reopened in 2015 following an £18 million restoration.

Take a stroll along the seafront and the clock tower area and soak up the atmosphere of a busy, fun and energetic English seafront – complete with chip shops, amusement arcades and bingo. There’s a laid-back vibe to this coastal town, so embrace it and enjoy it!

There is plenty to keep you busy in Margate. First on the list is a visit the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery, which sits dramatically by the Margate Harbour Arm. The gallery offers free admission and features new contemporary exhibitions every few months.

Margate’s appeal is rooted in contemporary and traditional English culture

Check out the amazing Shell Grotto, a mysterious cave down a back street of the town that is decorated from floor to ceiling in shells. The shell-encrusted tunnels are highly impressive and will make you feel you are lost in a secret mermaid’s hideaway. And don’t miss the Mad Hatter’s Tea Rooms, which is a quirky and eccentric café serving cakes, sandwiches and excellent pots of tea and coffee. The Mad Hatter himself will serve up your afternoon tea, dressed in a top hat, bow tie and waistcoat.

Take a walk to the end of the Harbour Arm, a row of colourful shops and galleries that jut out into the sea. Margate’s Old Town includes Rough Trade, Fontaine Decorative and R G Scott’s Furniture Emporium among a growing number vintage, curio shops and record stores. If art is your thing, then visit the Affordably Affordable Street Art Boutique, which stocks a range of contemporary pieces of work from new artists, as well as established artists including Banksy.

In the evenings explore the pubs and bars of this lively seaside town. Margate’s Theatre Royal and Winter Gardens have regular performances, from comedy to drama and live music.

When you want to venture outside of town, the Viking Coastal Trail is a two-hour walk with stunning views of the wild chalk stacks along Botany Bay. Historic Canterbury and London are just two of the day trips you can take while you improve your English in trendy Margate.

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