Day out in Tunbridge Wells
This historic spa town has so many things to offer for a unique day out
Here are our suggestions to help you discover more #SEhiddengems
Search for something unique
The Pantiles is an area with over 70 independent shops, galleries and eateries. There are a variety of shops for you to explore, and if you are on the hunt for a gift, you can really find something unique here. The area is only a 10 minute walk downhill from Tunbridge Wells station, and definitely worth the visit.
Find your inner artist
Tap into your artistic side and discover works by emerging artists from the UK at Fairfax Gallery, located in The Pantiles. Look at exhibitions from award-winning artists, and also view original paintings and sculptures. Find something you like? You can also purchase some of their high quality contemporary art.
Explore quality kitchenware
Also found in The Pantiles is the Trevor Mottram Cookshop. They have everything you need for your kitchen and much more – from basic but pretty accessories like knitted tea cosies to high quality kitchen ware designs. “This is one of the best kitchen shops. Fantastic selection, friendly and knowledgeable staff, excellent atmosphere” with “so many wonderful things”.
A hot cup of cocoa
Fancy a treat? Why not head over to Casa Da Claudia, just a five minute walk away from The Pantiles. Grab a tasty hot chocolate and slice of cake, or even a cheeky bit of brunch. The independent cafe is open seven days a week, and is so unique, it even has a Portuguese menu on most Sundays.
Share a stroll
If you fancy a bit of nature, stretch your legs and go for a stroll to Tunbridge Wells Common. Wrap up warm for a peaceful winter’s walk through one of the numerous paths on the Common. You can relax and take in the sights, explore a bit of wildlife and also play games with the family. It is a place for everyone to enjoy, and is free to visit.
Please note: All of our recommendations may have different opening times, events and admissions.
Please check their information before your visit as we wouldn’t want any disappointment on the day.