Canterbury - Where, What and When

Whilst the rain threatens to pop up every now and then, the beautiful sunshine does inspire summer activites. As we head towards August and the summer holidays, there is no better time to visit Canterbury, and enjoy its rustic streets and everything it has to offer. This week, we'd like to highlight a couple of interesting things to do in Canterbury, whether you're visiting or live in the area. 

Food is a highlight Canterbury has endless contributions to. There are so many great local restaurants, and you can definitely get a feel for the community Canterbury holds through its cuisine. Pork & Co., run locally, now hold 3 locations, with a Shop, Bar and Eatery, and a small deli sandwich shop called Little Joe's Deli. It must be said that eating here is an absolute treat (James, at least, heavily recommends!), and the friendly atmosphere is just delightful. Other great local restaurants include Salt, just a few doors down from our own showroom, and the great Shepherd Neame pubs, like the Shakespeare and Bishops Finger. 

Moving on, there is endless amounts to do in Canterbury. It is easy to get lost in the beauty of the town itself, and nothing compares to Westgate or Dane John Gardens in the sunshine. The Cathedral is an obvious highlight, but there is so much more to be seen. The wacky Catching Lives Bookshop, a small, crooked, charity bookshop right next to our showroom, is a good marker of Canterbury's unique history, whilst the Gublenkian, on UKC Campus, is holding a number of musical events this week before students return home for term.


Lastly, one can never forget that Canterbury is just one place. Whistable and Herne Bay are but a short drive, to mention just a few. Should you wish to see the sea, you're only one bus away, and in the summer, it is such a treat. Whitstable perfectly encompasses the English seasisde, with beautiful restaurants, shop fronts and a darling beach. The least we can do is guarantee that there will always be something to do in and around Canterbury, and we hope you make the most of it!

Mr Blue Sky

🎶  See how the sun shines brightly
     In the city on the streets where once was pity
     Mr. Blue Sky is living here today


- E.L.O, Mr Blue Sky


Despite occasional clouds and warm rains, it seems like England's week of summer has begun! Certainly, nothing is better than waking up to find that you need no coat or jumper, and the sun is out in force! To this end, we wanted to highlight a couple of things to think about when considering natural light in your kitchen, as much can be done to utilise the summer light.

Natural light is easily one of the most beautiful additions you can make to a new space. Whether through a new window, a skylight or a lovely set of doors, renovating a kitchen and experiencing the beauty of a summer evening shining through is indescribable. Surprisingly, however, even a small addition, like a new window, is enough to dramatically change the lighting in a room. In the photo below you can see a kitchen we recently fitted, and with only one small window, the room has a wonderful daylight glow.

As we wrote last month, summer time always means barbecues. It is easy to see the difference a new kitchen brings when a barbecue is hosted, between new space, good weather and a chance to show off. Plus, with our latest deal, with a free Neff dishwasher on orders placed before 30th May, the time has never been better!

Whatever the summer holds for you, we'd love to hear about it! Contact us to book a fitting, or come into our showroom, and enjoy the Canterbury sunshine!