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Things to do

A successful conference (as we are sure TIE2016 is going to be) involves some social time with colleagues to establish new connections and promote old collaborations. Here is a selection of things to do while you are here, subjectively compiled by the organisers of TIE2016:

  • Do you love Gin? One of the oldest pubs in Canterbury, the Shakespeare, is hosting a gin tasting night on Wednesday 31 August (the event starts at 7 p.m.). The pub is located near the Canterbury Cathedral and is worth a visit on any other night, too.
  • Do you enjoy dancing? DJ Reverend Boogie is playing a great selection of 1950’s R’N’R, Rockabilly, Doo-Wop and Early R’N’B to keep the party going all night long on Friday 2nd September. Shakes, Rattle and Roll  takes place in the beautiful Art Nouveau style Belgian restaurant La Trapiste, just around the corner from the Cathedral Lodge.

high-streetCanterbury is great for eating out! Try Deesons, Pork & Co or The Goods Shed for exquisite and authentic British cuisine, DON HUAN sabor latino or Happy Samurai for more international flavours, Cafe St Pierre for coffee and real French pastries or The Chocolate Cafe for the most amazing cup of fresh hot chocolate!

If you want to experience lively local pub culture, we would recommend stopping by for a pint or two in the traditional microbrewery The Foundry, the oldest Canterbury pub The Parrot, or the local favourite The Dolphin.