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A pebbled beach, independent shops and the Sportsman gastropub up the road, Whitstable is a popular daytrip from London. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A pebbled beach, independent shops and the Sportsman gastropub up the road, Whitstable is a popular daytrip from London. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

In Kent, murder, miracles and a Michelin-starred pub Add to ...

In Kent County, it seems, all roads lead to Thomas Becket. My road began in London, at St. Pancras station, with Becket meant to be a detour en route to a Michelin-starred meal. But no lover of Western history and politics could stay away Canterbury Cathedral, from the chance to walk on the very spot that was once slick with the blood of the man who fought to keep the church out of the manoeuvring grasp of King Henry II. This detour was the perfect appetizer for, as I would soon find out, without Becket's murder, the restaurant I'd heard such accolades about simply wouldn't be.

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