Experience hosted by Colin

2 hours, Hosted in English

What you'll do

Discover Margate's fascinating past, present, and evolving future. Plus insider tips from about the best beaches and places to eat, drink and dance to make the most of your stay.

We'll meet at Margate Train Station where you'll be introduced to your fellow explorers before heading off along a traffic-free coastal path to the beautiful edges of Margate, where most visitors don't venture.

We'll visit places where the likes of Charlie Chaplin and The Beatles performed and discover the story of how Margate has transformed over the decades from one of the original opulent Victorian seaside “go-to" destinations, to a "no-go" zone and its resurgence to a hip town which Londoners are flocking to.

Lots of quirky stories, tidbits, and facts and insider knowledge beyond the ‘official’ channels, from our own research and first-hand anecdotes from people who have spent their lives in Margate and witnessed these changes first hand.
Discover Margate's fascinating past, present, and evolving future. Plus insider tips from about the best beaches and places to eat, drink and dance to make the most of your stay.

We'll meet at Margate Train Station where you'll be introduced to your fellow explorers before heading off along a traffic-free coastal path to the beautiful edges of Margate, where most visitors don't venture.

We'll visit places where the likes of…

What's included

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Meet your host, Colin

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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I am a musician, artist, event creator and an experienced guide with the number one rated small tour company in London. I utilise these skills and my connections to the Margate art scene to create an unforgettable experience. As a keen cyclist, I've been exploring Kent by bike for several years since I moved to Margate from London and have found some stunning routes. Previously I owned and ran a nightclub in London, and now make music and digital content. As a photographer and videographer I have recently exhibited in the Turner Gallery and some of my photography, including pictures of the Margate coastline, are on show at The Eclectic Gallery in Margate.
I am a musician, artist, event creator and an experienced guide with the number one rated small tour company in London. I utilise these skills and my connections to the Margate art scene to create an unforgettable experience. As a keen cyclist, I've been exploring Kent by bike for several years since I moved to Margate from London and have found some stunning routes. Previously I owned and ran a nightclub in London, and now make music and digital content. As a photographer and videographer I hav…
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Where you'll be

All around Margate you’ll see why it deserves the title, capital of British cool: a regenerated Old Town and Harbour Arm packed with cool hangouts, buzzy cafes and retro shops. The town so beloved by JMW Turner and Tracey Emin is now attracting waves of artists, galleries and innovative independent businesses. What I love most is the light at sunrise and sunset. It's awesinpiring!

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Sara
September 2021
Simply the best way to see and learn about Margate in a 2 hour trip!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is light.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.