• About us


    Margate is an exciting, up-and-coming British seaside town in Kent.



    The team includes Clare (Editor), Jen (Advertising Sales), Lizzy (Designer), Ros (Sub-editor) and Zoë (Intern). We all live in Margate and we love the town.


    Meet Clare here or Lizzy here.


    Parties, exhibitions, openings, shows: there's so much happening here and the town is changing fast. We thought it was the right time to show off the town in a new publication. The first issue was published in June 2016.

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  • What people are saying about 

    the Margate Mercury

    "Well done! Feels right, a beautiful moment in time captured, well written and documented featuring my 2 favs Sam Simmons and Dave McKenna. I'm honoured to be amongst the beach workers of Margate...great ideas congrats."

    Dom Bridges from Haeckels

    "As Margate Central Ward Councillor may I congratulate you on an excellent and positive view of the Town and to bringing together all that try so hard to make it a wonderful place to be."

    Iris Johnston

    "Congratulations to Margate Mercury. Great paper, great photos and great read!"

    "I picked up the magazine at the weekend and my husband and I loved it, it’s a great balance and a really good read, what a great achievement for all involved."

    "I have just seen your new Margate paper which is lovely and very informative"

    Sue Hodges

    "I just wanted to say how completely wonderful The Margate Mercury is - really thoughtful, interesting and so beautiful to look at. It's a fantastic addition to Margate life- you must be so proud!"

    Sara Trillo

    "I wanted to say a huge congratulations on the creation of such a fab magazine. I do not know Margate well at all but both my husband and I loved reading the magazine and are both now quite keen to get to know it better as we look at housing options for our first home. Thank you!!"

    Natalie from KRAN

    "The magazine looks fantastic. Thank you so much, really great that you covered the exciting developments on Northdown road."

    "I still can't put down my copy of this excellent read"

    VMH Thanet Leaflets

    "Every community needs a community paper. And look how luscious the Margate Mercury is..."

    Anna Hart

    "Congratulations on your first issue, it looks fantastic! Can't wait for many more!"

    "Curled up reading Margate Mercury - love, love it. Such positive new beginnings, so much town talent. Copies going fast, thank you."

    Gillian Flegg

    "Fantastic new Margate magazine Margate Mercury available to pick up in the shop."

    "Just got hold of my copy...Simply awesome!"

    "What a delightful, refreshing, up-to-the-minute publication. Well done you."

    Rory Waitt

    "Thank you for producing such a fantastic informative magazine, full of hope and inspiration"

    Michelle Rubiera

    "Congratulations on another fantastic issue of the Margate Mercury. Both myself and my partner have read it from cover to cover and we are only sorry that you publish just four times a year."

    Jen Brammer

  • A big thank you to our awesome Kickstarter backers who made the Margate Mercury possible:

    Ellen Wainright-Lee, Nick and Yael Allen, Dan from A+C Studios, Claudia Wuensch, Harriet Hunter, R Faulkner, Dan Joyce, Amanda Priestley, Sara Henrichs, Tom & Pippa Freeman, Garrett Priestley, Jaime Bishop, Mary Patel, Claudia Dehmel, Toby McMillan, Kirsty Knaggs, Susie Darnton, Gemma, Courier magazine, Mark Anderson, Martin Bull, Geoff Orton, Amy Gallagher, Christina Kaess, Ginette, Wayne Hemmingway, Emily Mathieson, Ginette, Ed, David Morrish, Jade Spranklen, Franca Pip Pauli, Kier and Ed from Cliffs Margate, Tam, Isabel Duffy, Jemma Morgan, Julie Penman, Ed Warren, Camilla, Juan Pablo Heredia, Zoe Verrion, Bernd and Rosanna Kaess, Dave and Su Chapman, Annie Newstead, Jon Spencer, Chloe Young, Rat Race Margate, Alexander Roarke from Terraprime Printing, Rosemary Furmidge, Peter Davis, Mr G M Burden, Sue Meadowcroft, Michael, Karen Sayers, Tim Benton, Kate de Syllas, Gary and Margit Pond from Smugglers Cottage, Caroline Eglinton, Eloisa Curti, Robert and Jill Freeman, Josh Sims, Maxine Sutton, Deborah and Jenny Duff

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