Local Shopping Centres in Kent

local Kent shopping centres

Local Shopping in Kent

We all love a bit of retail therapy from time to time and while London may seem appealing, the sheer size, busyness and cost may put you off. In Kent, there are a number of shopping centres offering all the brands you get in London without the hassle. Let’s have a look at some of them.

canterbury shopping

Whitefriars Canterbury

Set in the heart of historic Canterbury, Whitefriars is an award-winning shopping district. You can find all your high street favourites here such as Zara, M&S, and Next and with its own large car park, access couldn’t be easier. All of this is within a short walk of the world famous Canterbury Cathedral making this the perfect destination to combine both culture and shopping!

14 Gravel Walk, Canterbury CT1 2TF

local shopping in Kent

Westwood Cross

Based in Broadstairs, this goes far beyond just great shopping with eateries here as well as a cinema and bingo hall for a bit of fun! The shopping includes fashion, health and beauty and much more including all your favourites such as Boots, Debenhams, HMV and M&S. There’s a large car park which is free to use, and the centre is open until 7:30pm on weekdays. Many events are also held here- check out this link for more information.

23 Margate Rd, Broadstairs CT10 2BF

local designer outlets

Ashford Outlet Centre

This is designer shopping in a stylish setting with the modern design hosting many up-market brands. The selling point here is “designer brands at factory prices” meaning you can get brands such as Lacoste, Hugo Boss and Ralph Lauren far cheaper than you can on the high street. With a large car park and within walking distance of the station, accessibility couldn’t be easier. What’s more, the designer outlet offers many events also- check out this link for more information on these.

Kimberley Walk, Ashford TN24 0SD

Indoor shopping centres Kent


Bluewater is a huge shopping centre hosting over 300 stores, 60 restaurants and other entertainment such as cinema and leisure activities also. Carved into an old chalk quarry, Bluewater is beautifully designed and offers a great shopping experience. With big names such as John Lewis, House of Fraser and Apple, you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy. Car parking is free, and for those who can’t drive, there’s a regular bus service from local stations. Bluewater regularly play host to many events- check out the upcoming events here.

Bluewater Pkwy, Dartford, Greenhithe DA9 9ST

Folkestone Shopping

Bouverie Place Shopping Centre

Located in Folkestone, Bouverie offers all the staples of a great shopping experience including stores such as Primark, Next and New Look. Alongside these are various eateries and an on-site car park with 580 spaces. There’s also plenty more to do here- check out some of the events on offer.

Alexandra Gardens, Folkestone CT20 1AU

Contact The Marquis at Alkham

With so much shopping to do, it’s inevitable you’ll build up and appetite and need somewhere nice to relax. Here, at the Marquis at Alkham, we have a country restaurant with rooms, located conveniently for all the above shopping experiences. Having received awards such as the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, we are perfectly placed to offer you the best base for your shopping experiences.

We know you’ll love our seasonal food and overnight accommodation. Book using our online booking button or get in touch by phoning on 01304 873410 or emailing us at reception@themarquisatalkham.co.uk.