From micropubs to indie boutiques, discover our Secret Guide to the South East with Southeastern.

We’ve compiled our favourite hidden gems in glorious destinations, from Margate to Hastings and beyond. Plan your perfect weekend away with our guide and escape the city with Southeastern – taking the stress out of travel. In little over an hour you could be indulging in gelato at Morelli's or digging for treasure at Robert’s Rummage, after an effortless ride through beautiful countryside. Find your perfect place to stay with luxurious hotel offers and take advantage of the Southeastern summer offer with unmissable Off-Peak day returns starting at £15.

The South East – unpick its secrets here.

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Explore the hidden gems of the South East with our interactive map, which shows you the best hotels and destinations you can easily discover by train.

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The 10:25 to


Shuck oysters in beautiful Whitstable, discover the modern cool of Margate, relish the classic Victorian charms of Broadstairs, and more...

The 10:40 to


Discover Dickensian charm in Rochester, find treasures in Faversham, and embark on a pilgrimage to Canterbury...

The 11:05 to


Walk the Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells, walk the battlefield of 1066, and explore the vintage treasures in Hastings Old Town...

Discover our adventures in the South East in our journal...

Summer tickets for £15, £20 & £25

Unmissable Off-Peak Day Return tickets from London to over 13 destinations

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Clarendon Royal Hotel

Gravesend, Kent

A handsome Grade-II listed hotel located on Gravesend’s historic waterfront, with breakfast and three-course dinner
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From £85
per room per night
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The Yarrow Hotel

Broadstairs, Kent

A relaxing stay at a Broadstairs hotel set in a renovated Jacobean building - includes breakfast, plus optional dinner and spa treatment
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From £109
per room per night