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Which #SEhiddengems will you discover with Southeastern? Here’s some inspiration for your trip...
Hastings is home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe and the remains of the first castle in England to be built by William the Conqueror. It is a preserved Old Town and has a strong local arts community with the Jerwood Gallery
, showcasing a collection of 20th and 21st century British art. There are many places to visit in Hastings, from the Blue Reef Aquarium and the True Crime Museum
, to the East and West Clift Railways
Canterbury is a historic cathedral city that was a major pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages. Canterbury Cathedral is the centre point of any visit to the historical city, along with St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church, making up Canterbury’s World Heritage Site. Canterbury East and West stations are also only a short walk away from the many shops and boutiques the city has to offer. To escape the bustling shopping centre, experience a sense of enclosure in Dane John Gardens located just a few yards away, with amazing views of the city.
If you are looking to visit a sandy beach on the Kent coast, Margate would be your ideal seaside holiday town. The seaside town boasts an artistic energy with its own world-class art gallery Turner Contemporary
. There are also many activities to do with the family since the restoration of the amusement park Dreamland
. Look out for Margate’s hidden gems and explore The Shell Grotto, a treasure that exists in underground passages and with no tales of its construction!
Just hop off the train at Charing Cross station and you’ll be within walking distance of the main attractions in Central London. From The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square to Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, there are loads of attractions and hidden gems to explore!
Borough Market should definitely be on your list of places to visit. Located under the railway lines, it is London’s oldest and most popular food market. London Bridge is also home London’s highest viewing platform The Shard and is only a short walk to the magnificent Sky Garden, which also overlooks breathtaking views of the city. While you’re in the area, spot the ravens who guard the Tower of London.
Greenwich is only an 8 minute train journey from London Bridge. It’s a place where royal heritage combines with contemporary architecture. Attractions from the Old Royal Naval College and Cutty Sark to the Greenwich Market, Greenwich is definitely a treasure worth visiting!
If you are a Harry Potter fan, head over to King’s Cross St Pancras for a fantastic photo opportunity with the trolley on Platform 9 ¾. Not only can you take a photo with the trolley, you can also visit The Harry Potter Shop which is full of wands, robes, replicas and collectibles. If you’d like to catch a show of The Railway Children or In the Heights, King’s Cross Theatre is only a short walk away from St Pancras International.
Victoria Station is home to the Apollo Victoria Theatre where the hit musical Wicked has entertained audiences since its inception in 2006. It continues to be one of the most successful shows in the West End! Westminster Abbey, Victoria Tower Gardens and the Palace of Westminster are all within walking distance from Victoria or just one stop away on the tube.
London’s South Bank stretches over two square miles of the River Thames. It is an art and entertainment district with many things to do with your friends and family. There are numerous attractions including the London Dungeon, the Sea Life London Aquarium, the Coca-Cola London Eye and the Southbank Centre*. The Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre and festival site, comprising of three main performance venues, also being the third most visited attraction in the UK. London’s South Bank is only a very short walk from Waterloo East.
Westfield Stratford City is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe, with a huge range of shops and restaurants, located next to Stratford International. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is also a very short walk away from the shopping centre. The Stadium was the home for the London 2012 Olympic Games where numerous athletics events took place as well as the memorable opening and closing ceremonies.
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