Ramsgate Retro Shopping Guide

(and nearby eating/drinking options)

Ramsgate has a good selection of Retro shops, you can easily spend a whole day browsing. The Ramsgate Retro Shopping Trail can be used to structure your Retro Shopping trip.

Here are the Retro/Vintage shops, which make up the Ramsgate Retro Shopping Trail.

A great starting point for the Retro Shopping Trail is the destination shopping venue Petticoat Lane Emporium which is not just one shop, it’s a permanent indoor market consisting of two shops and 175 stalls selling Vintage, Retro, Craft, Art & Antique Merchandise. The Emporium is on the East Cliff side of Ramsgate, a couple of streets back from the coast, and if you fancy a drink, the picturesque Honeysuckle Inn is just a street away or if you want to treat yourself to a bit of luxury, the lovely Albion House Hotel (which is well worth a visit) is about a 10 minute walk from Petticoat Lane.

The other shops that are really worth exploring are in the Arches overlooking the Royal Harbour.  They are :-

Arch 16 for Antiques, Collectibles and Vintage.

Royal Harbour Emporium which showcases several beautiful lovingly restored classic Motor Bikes and has an eclectic collection of vintage toys and gaming machines.

If you plan to stop for some food or drink in the Arches, you have the stylish Archive which is well known locally for it’s tasty and healthy  food, The Arch Bar and Coco Latino attractive and comfortable bars that also do food and The Greek Arch restaurant.

In the Harbour there is a set of steps called Jacobs Ladder next to the Sailors Church that provide a good shortcut up on to the West Cliff where you will find Addington Street ; it is just across the road when you exit the steps.

In Addington Street you will find  Albie & Pearl which sells Vintage furniture, Art and Homeware.


and if your looking for somewhere to eat and drink you have The Falstaff Hotel.

Addington Street leads on to West Cliff road and Queen Street  where you will Stories and the Past a Vintage shop specialising in women’s accessories.

The final set of shops are at the top end of the High Street, the highlights here are :-

Silk Road selling Preloved and Handmade items for the home.

Island Vintage with its large & diverse collection of ceramics, record players & vinyl.

The colourful Ramsgate Thrift Store for second hand & vintage clothing.

I have also included The Micro Museum on the Retro trail, as it has a great selection of Vintage Computers, Electronics, Toys and Games. It also has a small gift shop. Check www.themicromuseum.org for information on opening hours.

If you are in this part of town, you can try Russian food at CCCP, or pop in to The Wooden Box Cafe at 91 High Street or The Hive on George Street for Brunch/Lunch or Coffee and Cake.

Charity Shops

Another potential source of Vintage/Retro items is the local Charity Shops, click below to access the Ramsgate Charity Shop Guide :-




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