Visiting All The English Counties 17/48 – Exploring Broadstairs, Kent

Kent…the county with too many options on where to visit!  In the end, I decided on exploring Broadstairs for a few reasons; I heard many good things about the town, there was sand rather than hideous pebbles and I found myself a gluten free afternoon tea…meeting my friend Amy and her two little boys, Peanut and Blueberry were the icing on the Kent cake!

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I popped down from Bedford to Broadstairs on the train…it was quicker than driving and meant I could read a book…but in reality spent the whole time scrolling through instagram.

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^^An English summers day!

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Arriving into Broadstairs…I felt like I had stepped back in time…

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…the band stand was raving…

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…the town clock was ticking…

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…kids watching a Punch & Judy show….

England Travel Inspiration - Fancy a day trip from London to the seaside then why not head on the train to Broadstairs in Kent; Viking Bay is a gorgeous secluded bay for a swim. Charles Dickens called Broadstairs home for a few years and you can now have afternoon tea in his former home which is now a hotel that offers beautiful views to the sea. There are so many wonderful places to visit in the British Isles including Broadstairs, at times you do feel like you're stepping back in time...if you want to see more photos of Broadstairs or see my honest review of the gluten free afternoon tea then click over to my blog post on the town.

…families enjoying time together (where apple meant a piece of fruit rather than a piece of technology…ahh the good ol’ days)

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…couples enjoying a game or two…

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…and a few having cuppa or forty winks on a rather overcast summers day in front of their rather girly beach hut.

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Amy, Peanut, Blueberry and I started the day as we intended to carry on…

England Travel Inspiration - Fancy a day trip from London to the seaside then why not head on the train to Broadstairs in Kent; Viking Bay is a gorgeous secluded bay for a swim. Charles Dickens called Broadstairs home for a few years and you can now have afternoon tea in his former home which is now a hotel that offers beautiful views to the sea. There are so many wonderful places to visit in the British Isles including Broadstairs, at times you do feel like you're stepping back in time...if you want to see more photos of Broadstairs or see my honest review of the gluten free afternoon tea then click over to my blog post on the town.

…yip by eating as much sugar as possible…Amy and I are sugar ninjas…that’s how we meet…well kinda of…we met while studying ACCA and then had various walks to Borough Market for fudge during our breaks…we both passed audit first time…

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…so after a bit of ice cream for breakfast we were ready for the beach!

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^^Peanut and my little ice cream boats (which was gluten free!)

I will be honest and say I was a tad disappointed with Morelli’s…it wasn’t as good as I thought it would be unfortunately.

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We all headed down to the beach via a lot of steps…

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…where the tide was out…

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…I thought it would be a good idea to let the boys cover Aunty Kelly in sand…I won’t show those photos…let’s just enjoy the fact that I found a rather lovely sandy beach in England for once…okay this photo isn’t doing the sand any justice…

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…it looks better here!

We had an afternoon tea booking (the boys first!) so we headed towards Bleak House via some beach huts…

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…more…

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…and more…

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…and a few more.

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Amy and I had done some research on Broadstairs that revolved around cake…so we knew we had to introduce the boys to afternoon tea…

England Travel Inspiration - Fancy a day trip from London to the seaside then why not head on the train to Broadstairs in Kent; Viking Bay is a gorgeous secluded bay for a swim. Charles Dickens called Broadstairs home for a few years and you can now have afternoon tea in his former home which is now a hotel that offers beautiful views to the sea. There are so many wonderful places to visit in the British Isles including Broadstairs, at times you do feel like you're stepping back in time...if you want to see more photos of Broadstairs or see my honest review of the gluten free afternoon tea then click over to my blog post on the town.

…which they enjoyed…thankfully their English genes were strong…Peanut making himself a cuppa…

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…and Blueberry…don’t let the South Africa rugby jersey confuse you…it was all about a cup of tea with 6 sugars!

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Here’s a little flashback (eeek it’s a bit blurry…sorry!)…I met Peanut for the very first time in Konditor & Cook in London all those years ago…

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…trust me when I say that Amy and I have based our whole friendship around sugar…Peanut and I relived our first meeting thanks to the help of Facebook at afternoon tea.

Here’s a photo of Amy’s afternoon tea.

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And you guessed it, here’s my gluten free afternoon tea at Bleak House…yes the gluten free pastries were a tad dry but passable…

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…the scones passed my scone test (they were easy to cut into, they didn’t break a tooth and they were yummy)

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…my fully dressed up to the nines scone!

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Once we finished scoffing our afternoon tea at Bleak House, we had a little snoop around the hotel…we didn’t have many great expectations…

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…but we were pleasantly surprised…

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…we did find someone checking us out.

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If you’re a huge Charles Dickens fan then a visit to Bleak House in Broadstairs is a must…

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…you will find Dickens references all around the town…

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…and I mean…

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…everywhere!

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After our afternoon tea, I waved goodbye to my Kent crew and had a little wander around Broadstairs to photograph…you guessed it doors!

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I had a moment of divine intervention…I don’t know who was giggling more…

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…the colourful door without some divine intervention…hello new instagram hashtag #thatyellowdoor

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…I stumbled on a pretty little alleyway…

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..where there were an abundance…

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…of…

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…beautiful…

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…doors!

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Travel Tips for Exploring Broadstairs, Kent

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Have you visited Broadstairs in Kent before – did you love the little town and beach?  Where else do you recommend in Kent to visit?

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xx

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15 Comments

  1. October 30, 2016 / 10:51 PM

    Broadstairs is somewhere I really want to visit – I’ve heard good things! Your photos are great, like you said, it’s like you stepped back in time! Love that you studied ACCA, I’m currently doing he CTA!

    • January 15, 2017 / 6:49 PM

      Exactly…the clouds just made it even more photogenic I think! Awww thanks Tanja xx

  2. October 31, 2016 / 2:21 PM

    It looks so cute! I think that England definitely wins over Scotland for its seaside towns! So cute! Also, not gonna lie, from the names I thought you were talking about your friend’s dogs the whole time…sorry!

    • January 15, 2017 / 6:55 PM

      Haha how funny is that…no it’s their nicknames that I have for the boys. Some of the beaches in Scotland are better than Australia…never seen so much golden sand in all my life. You’ve made me think that I need to do another Scottish road trip x

    • January 15, 2017 / 6:47 PM

      So do I Angie…it’s like stepping back in time xx

    • January 15, 2017 / 7:13 PM

      Oh no Lucy, you will need to head back! There is so much to do in Kent, I am eyeing up a few more weekends away down there to explore xx

  3. November 1, 2016 / 12:24 PM

    A gf afternoon tea is a good reason to go anywhere if you ask me. I had no idea you could take the train to Broadstairs, that’s a great idea! Looks like the doors alone were worth it :)
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    • January 15, 2017 / 7:15 PM

      Haha exactly Rachel! Yep, jump on the train to St Pancras and then take the super speedy South Eastern trains ex St. P…it’s all rather smooth xx

  4. monica weller
    December 19, 2016 / 2:41 PM

    nice post. Broadstairs is one of my favourite places

    • December 19, 2016 / 5:16 PM

      It’s a beautiful spot in Kent isn’t it! xx

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