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Hanging out on the sandy beach sure beats the morning commute, but there’s so much more than the seaside to Margate. Arcades, independent cafés and unusual cultural attractions line the streets; thanks to the galleries, vintage shops and hipster hangouts, this arty town has been dubbed ‘Shoreditch-on-Sea’. It’s where creative city vibes meet coastal relaxation. A trip to Margate from London takes one hour 30 minutes by train from St Pancras International or two hours by car – and it’s totally worth the trek.