Top Places in Canterbury | Extraordinary Nights Out

Canterbury is known for its historic buildings, shops, bars and restaurants, but Canterbury has a few hidden gems that are guaranteed to make your night out extraordinary. Here are some of our favourite hidden treasures:

Houdini’s Magic Bar

Nestled in Canterbury’s high street, Houdini’s Magic Bar is more than just a fantastic cocktail bar with a curious interior. The friendly staff will make you feel right at home before amazing you with their extraordinary magic shows and unbelievable close-up magic tricks. The Bar provides a perfect location for a quiet afternoon drink or a full-blown night out.

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Tokyo Tea Rooms

The perfect fusion of East and West, Tokyo Tea Rooms offers an experience like no other in Canterbury. Boasting a unique drinks menu, cabaret and circus-style performances, and Canterbury’s only dedicated Karaoke room, Tokyo Tea Rooms is popular venue.

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Escape Kent

What better way to start a night out than to be locked in a room with only one way out? Best completed in a team, Escape Kent offers a wide range of themed escape rooms. Work together to search and solve puzzles to escape the room in under 60 minutes.

Indoor escape room not for you? Take your crew on a two hour outdoor experience, exploring Canterbury’s landmarks accompanied by state-of-the-art augmented reality, to complete challenges and save the world in the allotted amount of time.

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Bramleys Cocktail Bar

Get transported into another world at Bramleys Cocktail Bar. Canterbury’s only speakeasy-style bar, Bramleys offers fantastic live music and great cocktails in a charming and intimate setting.

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Strike City / Avenge Laser Tag

If you’re looking to chill out with your mates, Strike City / Avenge Laser Tag offers excellent group deals on bowling and laser tag in Canterbury. With four state-of-the-art bowling lanes and indoor laser tag arena, the Venue provides a fantastic escape from the busy bars whilst not compromising on the fun.

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One Pound Lane

Whether you’re going out for drinks, a meal or you are looking for something a little different, One Pound Lane has got your night out covered. Based in Canterbury’s historic Police Station, Gaol and Gaoler’s House, One Pound Lane boasts bars, a river terrace, a restaurant and a spooky escape room.

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Student Republic | Rooftop Parties

Canterbury’s top student nightlife organisers, Student Republic, host a wide range of events across the City (and further afield). During the summer months, Student Republic host a series of unique pop-up rooftop parties where you can enjoy stunning views over the Cathedral and City Centre, enjoy great music and party into the night.

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