Visit Preston Street, Faversham

Preston Street in Faversham has so much to offer shoppers and visitors. This attractive high street is packed with a wide range of over 60 independent shops and businesses, including plenty of places to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat.

Reasons to visit Preston street

Visit Preston Street for cute businesses tucked down side alleys, beautiful historic buildings, pubs, cafés and take-aways, boutique shops and a few high street names too.

Preston Street is a great place to enjoy a show. The Alexander Centre runs a busy schedule of performances and the Assembly Rooms hosts classical music concerts and other events.

Every first and third Saturday of the month Preston Street is home to Best of Faversham Market, with stalls selling locally made, artisan food, drink, crafts, arts and local produce. On the same days, Eventissima Events also holds artisan craft markets in the Alexander Centre, providing even more opportunities for fabulous shopping.

So, next time you’re shopping or enjoying a trip to Faversham – don’t forget to Visit Preston Street!

Easy to find

Preston Street is easy to reach from Faversham Market Place, Central Car park, the railway station and the bus stop on Stone Street.

Preston Street business directory

You’ll be surprised by how many shops and services are based on Preston Street with a wide variety of businesses for both your essential and leisure shopping.

Click here for a directory of all the businesses located on Preston Street.


Click here to download a printable version of the Preston Street map.

Other spots to shop

In addition to Preston Street, make sure you visit the Market Place and Court Street, with it’s historic buildings including Faversham’s famous stilted Guildhall and picturesque cobbled streets.  Many cafés and pubs have lovely outdoor tables for visitors to enjoy their lunch or afternoon tea and it’s a beautiful spot to rest and watch the world go by.

Faversham Charter Market trades here every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday which is an excellent time to visit for all your essential shopping.  You’ll also find the very popular monthly Antiques Market here on the first Sunday of the month – believed to be the country’s largest town centre antiques market.

Pedestrianised West Street is also home to many beautiful buildings and independent businesses and always worth a wander when you’re visiting.  Make sure to head right to the bottom to find Upstairs Downstairs antiques emporium and Mrs Buckett’s Tea Room based on lower West Street.

A short walk down the famous medieval Abbey Street (past Creek Creative Gallery with its shop and café) is Standard Quay.  Set alongside Faversham Creek, this is another lovely spot to enjoy some antiques shopping and something delicious to eat and drink.

A visit to Faversham isn’t complete without stopping at Macknade on Canterbury Road – the region’s biggest food hall is packed with food and drink from Kent and further afield.

How to get here

You can reach Faversham on the train from London Victoria and Highspeed from St Pancras International.  There are also good rail connections to Faversham from Margate, Dover, Canterbury, Ebbsfleet and the Medway towns.

Faversham is easy to reach by car, taking either junctions 6 or 7 on the M2 motorway.

The postcode for Central Car Park is ME13 8PW.  You can find details of Faversham’s town centre car parks here.

This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and managed by a group representing Faversham Markets, Faversham Town Council and Preston Street businesses.