Sunday, 8 August 2010

Perfect Ports of Call

St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex

For an arty seaside alternative to Margate, try St Leonards-on-Sea. From the hip seafront Zanzibar International boutique hotel you can explore the galleries at the base of Marine Court, the art deco ocean-liner-styled apartment block, and the boutiques along Norman Road, before lunch at St Clements restaurant (01424 200355, The annual Coastal Currents arts festival ( runs from 28 August to the end of September: don't miss "Internal States", a caravan installation by Julia Riddiough and Kati Saqui (14-16 September, Railway Station Forecourt, and 25 September) outside the De La Warr Pavilion, in nearby Bexhill-on-Sea, which was a hit at this year's Whitstable Biennale.

For full article in the Guardian