insideKENT Magazine insideKENT Issue 68 Nov 2017 - Page 76

CHRISTMAS Christmas Shopping IN KENT cont. Westwood Cross, Broadstairs Tenterden There are over 50 different shops, restaurants and entertainment venues to discover at Thanet’s Westwood Cross shopping centre. The centre is open until 7.30pm each night, giving you ample time to browse for bargains. And you can even buy gift voucher cards, so your friends and family can enjoy shopping for their own gift in the sales. For truly unique and unusual shopping, visit Tenterden. Tenterden’s High Street boasts a wide range of independent stores where you can pick up compellingly different items to give as thoughtful gifts that are sure to be well received. On Fridays, there is the addition of two markets to make buying that perfect gift even easier. and-shopping Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells The shops at Royal Victoria Place took three years to build, but it was worth the wait, being opened by Diana, Princess of Wales, in October 1992. A three-floor Fenwick’s, a two-floor Marks and Spencer and a two- floor Boots, plus over 100 other stores of all varieties make up this impressive and welcoming shopping centre in the heart of Tunbridge Wells. Whitstable Harbour Street in Whitstable is known for its charm and individual shops. Even if you’re not in the market to buy something, simply walking along the street and window shopping is always a joy. If you do want to buy something but don’t know what you want, you’re sure to spot something that’s just right as you make your way past the gorgeous displays in buildings that have barely changed over the last century or so. The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells There aren’t many places that offer the choice of store that you will find in a shopping centre along with the quaint and quirky look of a high street, but The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells has managed it. There are over 70 owner-run shops in this area of Tunbridge Wells, offering the best in choice and gift buying options. These are not your average, run-of-the-mill stores either, but independent, interesting and specialist shops that include art galleries, cafes, jewellery, cosmetic surgery, farm produce and fashion. KENT ADULT EDUCATION Gift Vouchers With Christmas on the way, we are all looking for great gift ideas for our families, friends and loved ones. Some of them are easy to buy for, while others will want to be surprised – which is often where our hearts then sink as we ponder the difficulties of buying something special that fits the bill. Solve your Christmas gifting conundrums and surprise that special someone with a Kent Adult Education gift voucher. They are superb gifts and give the opportunity to learn a new skill, discover a true passion, meet new people and much more. Gift vouchers can be used on courses starting in the New Year – choose from arts, craft, fitness, languages and more. With courses starting at various times during the day, in the evenings and at weekends, there is something for everyone. Find out more at 76