How to get to Margate Winter Gardens


Margate’s railway station is roughly a 15-20 minute walk from the Winter Gardens. There are many direct trains to London and frequent services from Folkestone, Dover, Canterbury, Ashford, Faversham and other Kent locations.
The high-speed train service between London and Margate means travelling from the capital is quick and easy. This year, Southeastern is running a special offer which allows customers to purchase £10 advance tickets from London to Margate. See the Southeastern Railway website for details.


Margate boasts great road links with the M20 and M2 motorways, providing access from London and beyond. The Eurotunnel train at Calais will take you to Folkestone in around 35 minutes. From there it is approximately a 60-minute drive to Thanet on the A20 and A256, follow the signs to Margate; as you get closer, follow signs to Turner Contemporary.


Fort Lower Promenade at the rear of the Winter Gardens provides limited parking for events. There are numerous car parks within walking distance. Information on the council-run car parks can be found on the Thanet District Council website.


Winter Gardens is located on the seafront along Fort Crescent, just up from the Turner Contemporary, and is easily reached from all directions.


Margate’s main town centre bus stop (Cecil Square) is a few minutes’ walk from the Winter Gardens, and other bus routes stop nearby. The Thanet Loop is a high-frequency circular bus route that runs in both directions (clockwise and anti-clockwise) between Margate, Cliftonville, St Peters, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, and Westwood Cross, every 8 minutes at peak times. In addition, the latest Thanet Loop buses are equipped with free wifi access and charging points. The nearest Thanet Loop bus stop to the Winter Gardens is Margate Dane Hill. For more details see the Stagecoach East Kent website.

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