Seaside, oysters, seafood and a relaxed, friendly town… what more could you want?
Only 1.5 hours on the train from Victoria (or the fast train from St Pancras), Whitstable is a super easy day trip from London.
We caught the 7:40am train from Victoria with expected arrival to Whitstable at 9:01am. However, due to unexpected signal failures, our journey was delayed by more than an hour and half and we only arrived to Whitstable at 10:45am.
Our first stop was coffee and hot chocolate at Farmer & Harper, a cute cafe in Whitstable.
We stopped by at The Forge for oysters! This seaside shack has fresh oysters varying in size from small, medium and large and they were amazing! The freshly made hot donuts were also delicious!
For lunch, we went to The Lobster Shack. I had the whole grilled lobster with garlic butter and parsley which came with chips and salad which was delicious and for £33.95, it was decent value.
A walk towards Tankerton Beach is a must where you will see beautiful, colourful beach shacks. You can also stop by at the Whitstable Castle.
The Old Neptune Pub is a great place to relax with one the Whitstable Bay beers which are brewed in nearby Faversham. It’s a cute little pub on the beach with views of the seaside.
We caught the 3:27pm train back to London but we did feel a little bit rushed. If we didn’t have the delays in the morning, this timing would have been perfect.
Being such an easy day trip from London, I would highly recommend to visit, any time of the year to enjoy the seaside breeze and seafood!