What’s the deal with Deal? Smaller than Whitstable and not as much of a hipster honeypot (for now) as Margate, the Kent town somehow manages to combine the best of both towns. Higgledy-piggledy Georgian houses, great food and a thriving creative community make for a special seaside spot. It’s still a bit of a hidden gem, too – so get there sharpish before everyone else does.
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Deal’s contemporary art scene is buzzing, largely thanks to Linden Hall Studio. The airy, two-floor gallery space just 500 yards from the High Street hosts visiting artists and masterclasses – from etchings to sculptures, there’s something to catch everyone’s eye.