Earlscliffe is based in the resurgent seaside town of Folkestone in the county of Kent. Folkestone has a population of about 45,000 and is connected to London by a regular high-speed train (55 mins direct) service.
Earlscliffe is within a few minutes’ walk of the elegant Leas promenade, virtually no different today from Victorian times. Folkestone’s town centre offers all the usual high street shops popular with teenagers, from Primark to Starbucks, as well as banks and pharmacists. Folkestone’s ‘Creative Quarter’ offers a variety of galleries, cafes, restaurants and antique sellers for our more inquisitive and curious students. Folkestone’s ‘Triennial’ has put the town firmly on the international art and sculpture calendar. Mark Sargeant’s ‘Rocksalt’ restaurant positioned on the old harbour, has won many accolades in recent years. In 2014 HRH Prince Harry opened the Arch of Remembrance on the promenade to commemorate the town’s role in the Great War of 1914-18.