Taking its name from Old English meaning haven, Hythe is a seaside town that really gets going in the summer months. The 11th century parish of St Leonard is an ominous site with an ossuary containing 2,000 skulls and 8,000 thigh bones, which were stored to create space for new graves. The church regularly holds classical music events.
Music can also be found at the Folkstone Tower Theatre where fantastic performances organised by the Folkstone jazz club are popular amongst locals.
For those who like getting stuck in the arts and want to embrace the community spirit there are numerous societies you can join; The Folkstone and Hythe orchestral Society, the Operatic and Dramatic Society, and gospel and choir society offer classes and opportunities to perform.
Noel Redding, the funky bassist for Jimi Hendrix and author H.G Wells author of the War of The Worlds, lived in Hythe.