The Shell Grotto in Margate, Kent, England. An underground labyrinth of mosaics created from millions of seashells, discovered in 1835. The origin of the grotto is unknown. #WorldBeautifulPlaces #Seashells
Botany Bay, Kent This is the most northerly of Broadstairss beaches, and perhaps the prettiest – a 660ft curve of sand backed by white cliffs, with chalk stacks, rock pools and safe swimming. At low tide you can walk to Joss Bay, Kents best surf beach.
Everyone needs a break from the capital now and again, and whether you want to recharge in the countryside or take the family to the beach, London dwellers are just a short train ride away from some of the UK’s best tourist traps. All reachable in under two hours, here’s our pick of the best day trips out of London…
Scarborough: "In the loud-brash-tacky stakes it is not in the same league as Blackpool or Margate, and you can still savour its genteel Georgian class in some hidden, serene corners." Slow North York Moors & Yorkshire Wolds; www.bradtguides.com
Shell Grotto, Margate / This underground cavern of caves discovered in 1835, still baffles people today. No-one knows how or why it was built, nor who the architect was. It was discovered quite by accident, and is has been a tourist attraction in the town since 1837. Plus, it's only a matter of 5 miles away from me.