Originally called Fort House, Bleak House was the home to a local fort captain. The coastal castle guarded Broadstairs in the 1800s, during the Napoleonic Wars. In 1837, Charles Dickens resided in the imposing structure and wrote several of his classic works, such as ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ and 'David…
Once the home of Charles Dickens, this Museum/ hotel has plenty of artefacts including Dickens study over looking the English Chanel. ....Also serves homemade cakes and teas!
“ KIT is a new lifestyle / concept store located in Broadstairs. The store has grown from a family of local creatives all born and bred in Broadstairs. Stocking the latest emerging and contemporary designers, with selected brands from across the globe that offer unique and stylish designs. Providing an edited collection of clothing, bags, accessories, home-wares and gifts for modern men and women. ”
“A beautiful spot to stop for a cup of tea. There's also a great playground in the park.”
“A small and significantly quieter beach located just round the corner from Viking Bay - but be sure to check high tide times before visiting this beach, as it’s size decreases depending on how high the tide is!”
“Have to park on the road if there is a space, be careful of parking restrictions, so not always easy. But is walking distance from the flat, around a 30 minute slow walk. ”