Folkestone Bouverie Place
After a period of significant regeneration, Folkestone has changed its status from a quiet seaside town to being voted one of the ‘coolest places to live in the UK’, by the Times newspaper. The main focus of investment has been on the seafront. Once sleepy and unexciting, it now sports interactive fountains, sleek restaurants and water sports facilities. Folkestone Harbour has also seen something of a facelift and is now a popular place to live, while its beautiful beach continues to be a major attraction, particularly in the summer months.
With the Creative Quarter holding its own and offering a mix of quirky independent shops, galleries and restaurants, there’s plenty to see and do. The Folkestone Bouverie Place NCP puts you in the heart of the town, but is only 10 minutes’ walk to the newly-renovated seafront.
Bouverie Place Shopping Centre Parking
For one-stop shopping in Folkestone, the Bouverie Place Shopping Centre is the place to go. With a range of shops that appeal to all ages, you can make your day’s shopping a family outing. In addition to big-name stores and independent retailers, you’ll find plenty of places to eat and relax, between purchases. As the name suggests, the Folkestone Bouverie Place NCP is part of the shopping centre, so it’s a matter of a few steps before your retail therapy session begins.
Sandgate Road Shopping High Street Parking
Walk five minutes from the Folkestone Bouverie Place NCP and you’ll find yourself in the Sandgate Road. This is the busiest street in Folkestone and the centre of the town’s retail sector. You’ll find all the shops you’d expect from a 21st century high street, as well as a range of smaller, unique outlets and boutiques. There are restaurants aplenty and a few quiet bars in which you can enjoy a refreshing drink. Because the Sandgate Road is so popular, parking in Folkestone around this area can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. The Folkestone Bouverie Place NCP not only has 570 spaces, but it also has the facility to pre-book, allowing you to secure your spot in advance and enjoy the rest of your day, without having to worry about parking meters or traffic wardens.