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Whitstable: the most independent high street?

This our fifth year as a local, independent, family business. The wonderful thing is, that on Whitstable High Street and Harbour Street, we aren’t alone. There are lots of other independent businesses too. 

Here’s our speedy reminder of how incredibly independent Whitstable’s main shopping streets are:

  • 2 butchers
  • 2 greengrocers
  • 2 bakers
  • 3 food stores (deli/cheese/wholefoods)
  • 1 ironmongers
  • 1 cobblers & dry cleaners
  • 3 florists
  • 1 cookshop
  • 2 yarn/haberdashery shops
  • 2 bookshops
  • 2 opticians
  • 5 jewellers
  • 1 video/memorabilia shop
  • 1 mobile repair shop
  • 10 clothes shops
  • 4 gift shops
  • 4 vintage homewares
  • 10 hairdressers/barbers
  • 1 beauty spa

Together, these independents work hard on building a supportive business community throughout Whitstable. We look out for each other when the unexpected happens and provide practical support when it’s needed.

Working together, they have made Whitstable High Street a brighter, friendlier, easier place to live. That’s why we like to shop local. We think it’s the least we can do!


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