Love it or hate it, you'll find plenty of shopping opportunities in Kent. Whether it's a bargain you are after or an unusual item, you are sure to find something special in the large shopping centres, designer villages or the tiny alleys of medieval towns.
Bluewater. When it was opened in 1999 it was the largest shopping mall in Europe and houses a fine array of well known shopping names.
Tunbridge Wells - The Pantiles , a pretty, colonnaded 17 th century shopping area. Stroll through the elegant, pedestrian walkways and leave behind the pressures of everyday life. Discover fine quality antiques in the quaint shops and browse fine art collections .
Canterbury, For an alternative shopping experience, stroll down the historic streets of Canterbury's "King's Mile" where you can find a good selection of little independent shops, selling everything from dolls houses to vintage cameras. Or visit the Whitefriars retail development to find a fantastic range of big name stores.
Deal is a gem of a seaside town with its own unique character that has inspired the many artists, writers and musicians who have made it their home. Shop in style and pick up something extra special at one of the many individual shops that make up this picturesque area.
Tenterden. Nestling in the heart of the Weald of Kent, Tenterden, rich in history, has largely escaped much modern development and has consequently retained its charm. It has an attractive, broad tree-lined High Street, brimming with interesting shops that have something for everyone.
Rye, East Sussex has a host of unusual shops; antiques, collectors' book and record shops and many art galleries, selling works by local artists and potters with changing exhibitions throughout the year. A general market takes place by the station every Thursday and Rye Farmers' Market takes place on Strand Quay every Wednesday morning.