Earlscliffe is within a few minutes’ walk of the elegant Leas promenade, virtually no different today from Victorian times. In 2014 HRH Prince Harry opened the Memorial Arch on the promenade to commemorate the town’s role in the Great War of 1914–18.
For our more inquisitive and curious students, Folkestone’s ‘Creative Quarter’ offers a variety of galleries, cafés, restaurants and antique sellers. Folkestone’s ‘Triennial’ has put the town firmly on the international art and sculpture calendar.
Rocksalt restaurant and Harbour Arm
Mark Sargeant’s ‘Rocksalt’ restaurant, positioned on the old harbour,
has won many accolades in recent years. In 2016 the Harbour Arm was re-opened and is home to a variety of pop-up shops, stalls, bars and eateries at weekends.
The town centre
Folkestone’s town centre offers all the usual high street shops popular with teenagers, from Primark to Starbucks, as well as banks and pharmacists.