Things to do near a Kasar Property

Whether venturing into central London via a short train journey or staying local in Kent, there's a wealth of attractions, events and places to eat for you to experience and enjoy staying at a Kasar property.

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Longest canopy walkway in Africa

Take a trip to the wildside at the Lekki Conservation Centre in Lagos to spot monkeys, bird fish and, if you’re lucky, a crocodile or snake!

The centre boasts the longest canopy walkway in Africa and the natural setting is a peaceful contrast to the rest of one of the World's busiest cities.

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Shop in an open air market

Who doesn't love an open-air market on your travels? Lagos is filled with markets selling everything from textiles to household goods and computers (there’s even a famous “Computer Village” stacked with microchips). Probably the most popular market for tourists, and definitely the most accessible, is the Lekki Crafts Market. It's well worth a visit. For a more local experience, check out the huge Balogun Market on Lagos Island.

Moist Beach Club

Chill out at Moist Beach Club

Lagos has everything a big city offers but also the beach.The newly opened Moist Beach Club is the hottest place to be in town. Offering azure blue swimming pool just steps from the ocean, with plenty of seating in the open-air deck, and summer vibes all year round. It's the place the young and beautiful of Lagos get together, kick back, relax, and leave the hubbub of the city behind.

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Check out Terra Kulture

For the those seeking art and culture in Lagos, look no further than Terra Culture, an arts, cultural, and educational center that hosts plays, art exhibitions, and book readings. If there are no performances on the day of your visit, you can still while away the hours browsing the art gallery and bookstore. With an attached restaurant, it's also a great place to try some traditional and very delicious Nigerian food.

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London Eye

Climb aboard one of the 32 glass capsules of the London Eye for unforgettable views of some of London's most famous landmarks. Take in amazing 360-degree views as the capsule slowly rotates over the river Thames. From £29.50.

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Emirates Airline Cable Car

Glide high above the Thames with the Emirates Air Line cable car, which provides stunning views of the city, departing every 30 seconds from the Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks. See the sights by day or admire the city as it twinkles at night on a flight which lasts five to 10 minutes, depending on the time of day. Prices from £5.00.

Tower of London

Tower of London

Take a tour with one of the Yeoman Warders around the Tower of London, one of the world's most famous buildings. Discover its 900-year history as a royal palace, prison and place of execution, arsenal, jewel house and zoo! Gaze up at the White Tower, tiptoe through a medieval king's bedchamber and marvel at the Crown Jewels. From £28.90.

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London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum hosts exhibitions connecting transport with the social and cultural history of London. Inside you'll find more than 80 vehicles spanning 200 years of London's history, including a red Routemaster bus and the world 's first Underground steam train. There are some great posters and artwork too! From £18.50.

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Canterbury Cathedral

Founded in 597 AD, Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous Cathedrals in the UK. From its impressive 72 meters high structure to its beautiful stained glass windows, the Cathedral has a history of welcoming visitors dating back to the days of medieval pilgrimage.

As well as providing a current place of worship, the Cathedral hosts public events throughout the year and provides learning recourses to visitors and schools to ensure the Cathedrals’ rich history is known, explored, enjoyed and shared.

Located in the heart of Canterbury, the Cathedral is easy to visit alongside enjoying Canterbury’s other scenic and retail offerings.

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Viking Coastal Trail

How better to explore Kent’s rich and visual history than via a scenic cycling trail?  The Viking Coastal Trail is suitable for all abilities and runs in a circular loop on the Isle of Thanet, exploring Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. With dramatic landscapes, rugged coastlines and beautiful beaches, you’ll see the scenery that inspired the artists and writers of the Roman, Saint and Saxon eras.

No bike? No problem. There are plenty of places along to route to hire bikes and start your journey.

For history fans, or anyone seeking a scenic cycle adventure, this is a must-do trail. And by breaking it up into smaller chunks, you can make for several beautiful days out.

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The White Cliffs of Dover

We all know the famous 1942 song sung by Vera Lynn, when the chalky white cliffs provided a beacon of hope to those away fighting and everyone at home awaiting their return. Decades on, the White Cliffs of Dover remain iconic to the UK and a landmark well worth visiting during your stay in Kent.

Managed by the National Trust, you can walk the cliff tops and bask in the expansive views of the English Channel, and on a sunny day, you may even catch a glimpse of France. Accompany your walk with a visit to Fan By Deep Shelter and step into a time capsule from the Second World War, or take a tour of the Victorian lighthouse that provided 142 years of safe passage for vessels from 1846 to 1988.

Gunners Park

Gunners Park and Shoebury Ranges Nature Reserve

Address: New Barge Road, Shoebury, Southend-on-Sea, SS3 9FW (5 minutes drive away from Victoria House)

This nature reserve is accessible to everybody and a great place to escape the hustle and bustle and go for a coastal walk while discovering different animals around every bend.

Because of its proximity to the Thames Estuary, this nature preserve is an excellent place for migrating birds on the way to and from the UK, including ring ouzel, spotted flycatchers, wheatears, whinchats, and even yellow-browed warblers. Gog's Berth will be lined with waders, and a grey seal may occasionally appear on the seawall.

Due to its SSSI and Coastguard Station Grounds Local Wildlife Site, this location includes the Shoebury Old Ranges site. A range of habitats is available to walk through, ranging from coastal grassland to remnant sand dunes and historical military structures. Sandwich click beetles, bulbous meadow grasses, and cuckoo wasps, among other species, have thrived here thanks to the mosaic of habitats.  The historic buildings are also used by wildlife – in the summer months look out for barn swallows zipping in and out of the gaps to feed their young nesting inside.

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Shoebury Common Beach

Address: Southend-on-Sea SS3 9HG, (5 minutes drive away from Victoria House)

Shoebury Common Beach, is in Essex, England, on the eastern side of the Thames Estuary.

The Common is a 2021 blue flag beach that has been recognised for its water quality, beach cleanliness, and safe pedestrian areas. There is also ramped disabled access to a wooden platform.

Shoebury Common is a great place for spending time with the family or friends. The common is also a great place for walks beside the Thames Estuary, taking in the sights of the ships and boats coming in and out of the Port of London. You can also explore the Common by car, taking in the beautiful scenery and finding a parking spot.

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Thorpe Bay Beach

Thorpe Bay Beach

Address: 212 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AD (10 mins. away from Victoria House)

The Blue Flag award for cleanliness and safe pedestrian access at Thorpe Bay beach was attained in 2021. The magnificent views of the Thames estuary can be seen from this shore. It's a superb place to unwind or take a refreshing walk.

Take a seat at one of the nearby cafes or restaurants while taking in the picturesque beach huts, or grab a bite to eat as you stroll. Wheelchair and pushchair access is available straight onto the beach, making it a terrific day out at the shore. 

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Adventure Island

Adventure Island

Address: Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE (15 mins away from Victoria House)

Bringing awesome sights, thrills and frights to revellers of all ages - it is Southend's number one free entry theme park, Adventure Island!

Here you can enjoy a host of fantastic activities, from thrilling water slides to family friendly attractions, all with no entry fee! Adventure Island is Southend’s favourite fun destination for families. It’s a wonderful place to spend a day with your kids!

 

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Heritage Open Days - Hidden History

10th September to 11th September at Mote Park, Maidstone
 
Come and see archaeology in action as we continue our quest to find out more about the original Mote House in the park.

Wessex Archaeology will be on site with more fascinating artefacts to handle and there will be maps, images of the old house and survey results to look at too.

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Hops 'n Harvest Beer Festival

10th - 11th September at Kent Life, Lock Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3AU

There are plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained at Kent’s Hops 'n Harvest Festival in 2022. Visitors can participate in the traditional hand-picking of hops, as well as meet historical characters from Kent’s past. You can sample up to 50 locally brewed ales and ciders while listening to the excellent live music programme.

You can also observe some interesting Kent Life activities, such as animal encounters and tractor rides. In addition to popular Kent acts, there will also be some bright young stars performing live and local music. 

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Maidstone Community Mela

11th September, 12PM - 6PM, Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent

The Mela will once again boast an artistic programme made of culturally diverse, Kent based acts who will be showcasing their unique art forms. There will be plenty of food stalls offering flavours from around the world as well as a prosecco bar. Come and celebrate the diversity of the borough, meet partner agencies, and some well deserved festivities.

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Revival in the Park

17th September, Mote Park, Maidstone


The biggest 90’s and 00’s heritage festival, celebrating a whole host of dance music genres, as well as Pop icons, featuring the likes of Chico, Baby D, Phats & Small, DJ Hype, Slipmatt and more!

For tickets, visit: https://parklivekent.com/revival-home/ 

Soultasia

Soultasia

24th September, Mote Park, Maidstone


The UK's Smash Hit Touring Soul Spectacular, Soultasia, comes storming into Kent!

Soultasia is a lifetime celebration of Soul & Disco featuring four decades of absolute legendary performers!

Performers include:

  • Jocelyn Brown Full Live Show
  • Odyssey
  • Kenny Thomas
  • Jaki Graham
  • Loose Ends
  • Phil Fearon & Galaxy
  • Harry Cambridge As Luther Vandross

Visit their website to buy tickets - https://www.skiddle.com/festivals/soultasia-kent/ 

Walking Festival

Heart of Kent Walking Festival

30th September to 2nd October, Maidstone, Kent


Get your walking boots ready and discover the beautiful county of Kent with this series of history hikes and walks around some of Kent's most picturesque places!

First walking event will start at The Medway, Friars and Neolithic Burial Sites History Hike - Heart of Kent Walking Festival 2022 on 30th September.

Book your walks at https://www.visitmaidstone.com/walking-festival/walks