People often say Whitstable is their relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle, a sanctuary by the sea to unwind, slow down a gear and wile away the days exploring and sampling the local fares. Whitstable town is made up of one main street which starts from ‘Oxford Street’, leads into the High Street and ends with Harbour Street where most of the boutique shops and art galleries are located. However, it’s worth walking along from the beginning of ‘Oxford street’ as you’ll still find some more interesting shops which can easily be missed. Some shops worth a visit:



Offers unique garden ornaments and antiques.

68A Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DG

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Oxford Street Books

Specialises in the buying and selling of second hand books with floor to ceiling shelves to explore.

20A Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DD

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Surmans Butchers

Really good traditional local butchers, (best chipolatas in town!), with a fabulous selection of pies and quiches.

152 Tankerton Road, Whitstable, CT5 2AW

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The Clothes Horse  

The ultimate clothes shop in Harbour Street, attracting fashion lovers. Apart from premium brands from Bohemia, Sandwich and Darling, the clothing shop has some interesting jewellery and homeware for sale too.

40 Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AH

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Beautifully painted scarves, intricately crafted trinkets, bangles and earrings. 

7 High Street, Whitstable ,CT5 1AP


Pink Flamingo Boutique

Lovely women's clothes including brands such as tfnc, Kitsch Kitchen, Max C, and Darling.

2 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable, CT5 1AF

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Harbour Books

An independent bookshop which has been in the town for over 25 years, specialising in books, cards, games and stationery.

21 Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AQ

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The Sugar Boy

A nostalgic traditional sweet shop, selling traditional sweets in the traditional way – by the quarter from the jar. There are hundreds of jars stacked high on shelves all around the walls, from humbugs and acid drops to fudge and cola bottles, all at around £1 per 100g. Jamie Oliver once called this place "the best sweet shop in the world."

23 Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AH

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W. Holden

A local independent jewellery shop who pride themselves on being one of Whitstable’s longest established shops, specialising in jewellery, silverware & pewter, watches, clocks and barometers.

84 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AZ

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Samson & Coles Ltd


A stunning contemporary jewellery gallery run by two local artists showcasing their own work as well as other selected British designers. Their workshop is integral to the interior allowing you to see the pieces being made.

13 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB

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What this boutique lacks in space it makes up for in heaps with its style, friendliness and sheer originality of clothing. So much choice plus jewellery, bags, unusual gifts and cards.

30 Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AH


Jane At Graham Greener

The ultimate solution for all your outdoor and gardening needs with a beautiful collection of garden ware and plants to inspire the keen gardener.

27 Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AH

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An independent herbs and whole foods shop, also selling eco-friendly cleaning products, Fair Trade goods and a wide range of gifts.

27 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB


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Whitstable Interiors

Selling a wide range of reclaimed and reconditioned furniture for the home.

6 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DD

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Taking the Plunge

A unique  and quirky collection of sea side paraphernalia plus jewellery and homeware.

26 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1BQ

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Whitstable Lavender

Specialises in Lavender fragrances, gifts & health products.

7A High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AP

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Flory & Black

“We stock the unusual, the interesting and above all the beautiful; gifts, interior homewares and lighting.”

54 Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AQ

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