shopping and wellbeing
From hunting out designer bargains, to tracking down shabby-chic antiques, you can do it all in Kent - then revive in a super-sleek spa
Designer bargains, big brands, boutique stores, soothing spa breaks - in Kent pamper palaces run shoulders with retail hotspots.
Ashford Designer Outlet is unmissable, with up to 60% off every brand, every day. Then there's Bluewater, Dartford's pioneering shopping and leisure experience, where 330 shops sit next to 40 cafes, restaurants and bars.
But in Kent it's not all modern malls and sleek shopping centres. The history-rich lanes of Kent's towns and cities feature independent stores selling everything from the latest labels to burnished antiques. Discover your own favourite among Canterbury's medieval streets; Rochester's Victorian High Street; the antiques-packed The Pantiles in Royal Tunbridge Wells; and the host of independent stores in appealing Broadstairs, Tenterden, Whitstable, Faversham and Hythe.
After all that superb shopping Kent provides the perfect places to relax and recharge in a luxury spa hotel. From hour-long treatments to weekend delights; aromatic massages to yoga retreats; marvellous manicures to complete makeovers, in Kent discover a newly-soothed, decidedly de-stressed you.
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