A Day in Faversham

Matt and I have been very adventurous this week: my week off! On Tuesday, we set off to Faversham, a market town just up from Canterbury, which we knew of but hadn't visited before. Well, we were both pleasantly surprised- the houses were absolutely gorgeous; kentish cottages galore! We pretty much fell in love and had a wistful nose in the estate agent windows! There were beautiful little inns on the streets, a handful of quaint tearooms, a market selling fresh fruit and veg, fish and baked goods and plenty of quirky shops. We had a lovely light lunch at a coffee house overlooking the market square named Havisham's. Our favourite shop was the Aladdin's Loft along the Standard Quay. I wanted practically everything in there, from old Ladybird books to vintage luggage to an amazing, Victorian-esque wooden school desk. I just loved the whole feel of Faversham Old Town - it was delightful to see people buying flowers and walking their dogs amongst the hustle and bustle; a highlight for me was seeing a sweet elderly man create a painting of the town centre on a little deckchair. Faversham is a must visit - a pretty place to stroll through if you have a couple of hours on a sunny afternoon.


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