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A day trip to Whitstable

7 December 2015

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Imran Sabdullah, one of our Design students, reflects on his day trip to Whitstable, a seaside town in South East England served by regular trains to London.

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What do you do after you have submitted a major assignment? Take a day trip to a small town, out of London.

As I walked through Stratford International Station, I saw a picture of a town called Whitstable. Curious, I googled the place and discovered that it is a small, seaside town located in the north coast of Kent, in the south-east of the United Kingdom. Seeing that the next train to the town is due to depart in 15mins, I swished out my Oyster Card, tapped myself into the station and made my way down to the train platform.

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The South Eastern Railway train was fast and comfortable, bringing me to Whitstable at a speed of 140mph in less than an hour. After a short 10 mins walk from Whitstable Train Station, I arrived at the harbour. It was a small town indeed, yet such a great place to be. The place is far from the hustle and bustle of London and it is great to once again, see the sea. It may have been a cold and windy day, but the sights were worth freezing for! Whitstable was not having the best of weather that day, but I enjoyed myself, sitting by the beach, looking at the seagulls soaring through the skies.

Feeling a little peckish, I stepped into the Crab and Winkle restaurant for an array of seafood, Whelk, crabmeat and mussels, all for just £8. Yummy!

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After a delicious snack and a chat with a local fisherman, I took a walk to the nearby Whitstable Castle, passing through some beautifully tempting £50/ night sea-facing huts. Whitstable Castle was small and quaint, with a small café on its ground floor. Fancy a suave dinner? You can actually book the dining room for the evening, for a fee.

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After a tour of the castle, I went back to the train station, took the speed train and headed back to London, all recharged, ready for whatever comes next!

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