Canterbury’s King’s Mile, a collection of streets nestling beneath the spires of Canterbury’s ancient Cathedral and alongside the King’s School, is a haven for anyone seeking the taste and feel of real Canterbury. The ‘independent quarter’ includes historic Sun Street, Palace Street, Guildhall Street, Orange Street, named after William of Orange, The Borough, and Northgate, formerly a gate to the walled city.
The King’s Mile, steeped in history, is just a step away from the busy high street. It’s where you will find independent shops and traditional traders offering handcrafted jewellery, arts, crafts, games and gifts, new and original clothing and more, alongside places to eat and drink.
New meets old, with second hand books and alongside modern artwork. Fairtrade clothing and gifts, specialist cheese and chocolate shops, there’s something for everyone here. But it’s not just the sheer quality and variety of what’s on offer that makes the King’s Mile so special, it is also about the people. Start your visit to the King’s Mile by meeting the residents and shopkeepers. Take a look behind the shops and plan your visit today, you won’t be disappointed.