Published: 00:00, 17 July 2015 |
Updated: 11:36, 17 July 2015
Deal has been named one of the best hipster holidays for Londoners.
The London Evening Standard says seaside holidays are now back in fashion with bearded hipsters.
It notes that Deal has a sizeable artistic and gay community and is just 90 minutes away from the capital by train.
This seems to be a hit with visitors and residents alike, selling vinyls and CDs.
It also runs the annual Smugglers Festival in woodlands near Deal, including acts such as Cocos Lovers.
The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, has also been praised for being a unique, multi-purpose arts centre with everything from arthouse cinema, live music, northern soul disco and tea dances.
James Tillitt, Astor director, said: “For Deal, and in particular, the Astor Community Theatre to achieve such recognition in our 70th year is a fantastic achievement. We aim to offer something for everyone, including all those young, bearded London hipsters!
“We look forward to seeing them, and all of you, at the Astor soon. Look out for our new autumn programme with the return of La Voix, Andy Fairweather-Low, Jay Rayner, Barb Jungr, Connie Lush, Mari Wilson and many more.”
Dalziel Douglas, owner of The Black Douglas Cafe in Beach Street, said: “We were one of the first places to open of this nature. “We’ve been here for 10 years and it gave other people confidence to open up similar businesses. We are an independent, nonconformist kind of place.
“People from London have been visiting for years, they come down and are glad to find somewhere like this, where they can come and feel at home.”
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