There is nothing quite like gazing out across the English Channel with an Afternoon Tea in Folkestone. This coastal town of Kent, England, has much to offer those who do like to be beside the seaside.

It lies on the southern edge of the beautiful North Downs at a valley between two cliffs. Most know the area today for the nearby Channel Tunnel, considered a gateway to Europe.

People have inhabited the area surrounding Folkestone for thousands of years. During the 13th century, it became a seaport known for trading in luxury goods such as wines and cloth. The threat of French invasion later saw the town become a vital area for defence. In 1994, the Channel Tunnel opened, thus enabling tourists to travel to and from the European mainland with greater ease.

There are several Afternoon Tea Folkestone venues ready and waiting to impress. Many such establishments boast a view across the water – indeed, on a clear day, you could even see France! Be sure to tuck into a few scones with jam, cream and Loose Tea to hand on your next visit. You won’t be disappointed by what’s available here.