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 (54 minutes direct) train service. The town is situated at the foot of the North Downs, with views of the surrounding countryside and the coast of France, 24 miles (39 km) away. 

The Leas

Earlscliffe is within a few minutes’ walk of the elegant Leas Promenade, virtually no different today from Victorian times. The Leas is Folkestone’s unique clifftop promenade. Designed in the mid 1800′s by Decimus Burton, who also worked on buildings and gardens at London Zoo and Kew Gardens, it includes magnificent buildings, squares and gardens.


Creative Quarter

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. In the quaint regenerated streets of Folkestone, you’ll discover cutting-edge art in its unique Creative Quarter, which houses over 100 artistic enterprises within its cobbled centre and pastel-painted studio-galleries and shops.


Rocksalt restaurant and Harbour Arm

From Mark Sargeant’s Rocksalt to the plant-based culinary journeys of Dr Legumes, high-end dining in town to street food delights on the Harbour Arm, Folkestone offers lots of variety to suit everyone’s taste!


F51 – Folkestone Skate Park

F51 is the world’s first multi-storey skatepark, with facilities for skateboarding, BMX, climbing, bouldering, boxing and more. As well as being available for free skating and climbing, students will be able to book coaching and training sessions at the park.


Folkestone Town Centre Shopping

Folkestone’s town centre offers all the usual high street shops and eateries popular with teenagers, from Primark, TK Maxx and JD Sports right through to coffee shops such as Starbucks and Costa.

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