'The new Turner Contemporary gallery, combined with a stylish place to rest your head at the Reading Rooms and great restaurants such as Age & Sons in nearby Ramsgate, make for a quirky cultural getaway,' says Sophie. James agrees that it's 'a brilliant example of the Great British seaside revival: a smart Georgian townhouse B&B, with claw-foot tubs and Penguin Classics by the bed, in the bright-and-breezy coast town that's home to a renewed creative vigour.'
Where Reading Rooms, 31 Hawley Square, Margate, Kent CT9 1PH (01843 225166; www.thereadingroomsmargate. co.uk)
How much Double room from £150 with breakfast