Places

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Take our quiz to see if you can decipher the town or place in Kent from the emojis

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

You’ve got 10 minutes to identify where in Kent the likes of Raven gap, Hollow-dweller’s stream and Yew crossing place refer to - let us know how you do!

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Gardens across the county and beyond are offering virtual garden visits. So take a step into some of Kent’s most enchanting gardens from cottages to country estates with these virtual tours

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Our county can boast some of the most celebrated and downright unusual protected monuments in the country | Words: Jack Watkins - Lead photo: Historic England

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Can you distinguish your Colchesters from your Canterburys and your Margates from your Merseas? Take our quiz to test your knowledge of Essex and Kent!

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Walks

Monday, November 9, 2020

From rambles through the Kent Downs to pretty village walks and urban strolls, this guide to some of Kent’s prettiest walking routes is essential for the intrepid adventurer

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Kent Life suggests some of the best spots in the Garden of England for a walk on a crisp, misty autumn day

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Discover how the East Kent coast has fought off invasion from human and natural forces on this easy walk from Walmer to Deal

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Horsmonden is a pretty village set in the heart of rural Kent. Pass through orchards, flourishing crops, farm tracks and quaint country lanes

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Friday, September 18, 2020

The Greensand Way is one of the prettiest walks in Kent offering amazing views from the ridge right across the county

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Restaurant Reviews

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Led by a female Australian head chef, the Twenty Six is benefiting from a menu that celebrates sharing, seasonality – and the joys of brunch

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Escape from the mundane into an elegant country house experience complemented by a rather gorgeous spa

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The story of Chapter One continues to evolve under the expert touch of executive chef-patron Andrew McLeish

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

From Creole-inspired seafood to rustic Italian dishes, Margate is rapidly becoming one of Kent’s top places to eat. We’ve gathered 10 of the best places to eat in the town

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Visit The White Horse in Dover for a slice of ancient and contemporary history, a huge welcome and hearty, homely cooking without any airs and graces

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Gardens

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Gardens across the county and beyond are offering virtual garden visits. So take a step into some of Kent’s most enchanting gardens from cottages to country estates with these virtual tours

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Balmoral Cottage in Benenden showcases how topiary can create a fantasy landscape in talented hands | Words: Leigh Clapp - Photos: Leigh Clapp

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Enjoy spring at Penshurst Place, one of the oldest privately owned gardens in the UK, with records dating back to 1346

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

It’s the perfect time to get out in the garden and get some motivation. Here is a roundup of all the fun and relaxing activities you can do in your garden.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Our property, homes and gardens newsletter will provide inspiration and advice for your home and garden, plus all the latest property news in your area

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With light at the end of the Covid tunnel at last, we take heart from how Kent recovered from previous calamities, from the 1930s depression to two world wars and the credit crunch. Article first written in July 2020

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We’re all familiar with blue plaques, but could Kent Life come up with 10 notable births in our county – avoiding the most obvious ones? See if you agree

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

How the sheep farming heritage of Romney Marsh, an area of great natural beauty but high unemployment, helped inspire the creation of Romney Tweed | Writer: Sarah Sturt - Pictures: Manu Palomeque

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Who was your favourite doctor? Tom Baker regularly appears in the top two in Dr Who polls, is still acting and would never rule out a come-back | Words: Bernard Bale

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

You might think you’re a bit of an expert on Kent but when the clock starts counting down, simple facts may start to elude your memory...

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Recipes

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Here’s something for all ages at our Halloween supper – the cocktail can be adjusted to be alcohol free for the kids | Words: Julie Friend - Photos: Julie Friend

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

‘Kent, sir, everyone knows Kent. Apples, cherries, hops and women,’ proclaims a character in Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers. We have gathered some traditional dishes from around the county that were borne of the fruitful orchards and seas of Kent

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Recipe by kind permission of Karen Reynolds of Kincott Dairy

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

What better way to spoil those special ladies in your life on Mothering Sunday than to prepare a delicious afternoon tea? Our award-winning food writer prepares a pretty table of delicious Kentish goodies

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Shrove Tuesday falls on 25 February so why not make some classic pancakes using local eggs from your favourite market and maybe even stoneground flour from Pure Kent?

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Interiors

Monday, November 16, 2020

A new concept in property management is sweeping the country, yielding benefits to property owners in the short-term let and holiday let markets.

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Thinking of moving to or within Kent? Every month we pick three stunning houses for sale that we’re sure you’ll love

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

George and James Architects discuss how engaging their services can add value to your property in more ways than one.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

We spoke to Rachel Sanders, owner of BoConcept in Canterbury, for her tips about this year’s interior design trends and how lockdown could impact what our homes look and feel like in future.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

It started with a hammock. Made around a kitchen table, their first-ever product was stitched with careful hands, a trusty sewing machine and a large dose of optimism.

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Celebrity Interviews

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Who was your favourite doctor? Tom Baker regularly appears in the top two in Dr Who polls, is still acting and would never rule out a come-back | Words: Bernard Bale

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Music superstar Kate Bush has always been something of an enigma, but one thing is certain – it all began in Bexleyheath | Words: Bernard Bale

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Friday, September 4, 2020

The Princess Royal, who celebrates her 70th birthday this month, reflects on her happy time at Benenden School near Cranbrook | Words: Bernard Bale

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

King Kong star Naomi Watts may be an Oscar-nominated actor, but she’s proud of her Kentish roots

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Sir Mick Jagger on his Dartford roots, his lifelong buddy Keith Richards and why fans still flock to stand on Platform Two of the local train station

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