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Address: Custom House Harbour Parade, Ramsgate CT11 8LP, England
Phone Number:
+44 7939 542990
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11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A bijou gallery, craft and gift shop which specialises in work by local...

A bijou gallery, craft and gift shop which specialises in work by local artists and makers. The shop presents unique and top quality items in the beautiful setting of The Custom House on the harbour side.

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A cut above the rest

Unusual objects and paintings done by many local artists and craftsmen. Need to keep gouing back as shop's contents always changing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Adventurousoldie
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unusual objects and paintings done by many local artists and craftsmen. Need to keep gouing back as shop's contents always changing.

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Thank Adventurousoldie
suzy2609, Owner at Nice Things, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review - I'm glad you enjoy my huge emporium! Very best wishes Suzy More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Nice things is a great place to go for locally made treasures. Suzy, the shop owner, is knowledgeable and helpful. She has a genuine affection for the artists who create her wares - and it shows - they offer beautiful things for her to sell! The shop is in Custom House, a lovely, historic, building. It also houses the Ramsgate... More 

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suzy2609, Owner at Nice Things, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments, it's much appreciated. I do love my artists and makers, and my customers - and I really enjoy it when the two meet! Suzy More 

Basingstoke
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We found this little shop in Ramsgate, down by the harbour. Suzy has lots of beautiful and unusual gifts. We found some lovely little wooden beach hut models, each with an alphabet letter on. We couldn't resist getting them for each of our grandchildren. Unfortunately there weren't enough of the right letters to complete each name, but that wasn't a... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Custom House is a unique historical building and is a pleasure to visit, one not to be missed for people who appreciate architecture and character in buildings. It provides the ideal venue for all kinds of events such as craft fairs, fetes, bazaars etc. It has a lovely cosy restaurant/cafe which serves snacks and light lunch meals. There is a... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We find this a good small shop where we could buy gifts to take home and keep or give to friends. There is a very wide select, always something for everyone's taste..

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suzy2609, Owner at Nice Things, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to add a review, it's much appreciated! More 

Margate, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Hidden away in the Custom House is this little treasure trove of unusual gifts! Many hand-made items and something for every taste. Well worth spending time browsing and Suzy will make you feel welcome too. This is a gift shop - NOT a hotel. There are many nice bars and restaurants along the Harbour Parade as well.

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Thank princesslee2014
suzy2609, Owner at Nice Things, responded to this review

Hello, thank you very much for the nice comments and for taking the time to make a review, which is really helpful for us. I'm glad you liked the sort of unusual things we have! More 

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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Such a cute shop. Everything is made by local crafters, many gorgeous items made by talented people. You have to buy something! The lady serving was very friendly too. Definitely worth a visit!

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Thank L S
suzy2609, Owner at Nice Things, responded to this review

Hello, I just wanted to say thank you for your lovely comments, which are really appreciated. It always makes you feel re-energised when people like what you do, and keeps you going. Best wishes, Suzy More 

Whitstable, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Really cool local shop with lovely "nice" things (couldn't resist). Especially the chilli bottom-burning jam.

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suzy2609, Owner at Nice Things, responded to this review

Hello Emily, I'm glad you enjoyed our 'nice things' ! Hope to see you again. Suzy More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Visited Nice Things for a second time during our recent visit to Ramsgate. It sells some really lovely things but I felt some were a little too pricy. I appreciate the craftspeople have to charge for their time as well as materials but if they lowered their prices slightly they would I believe sell more. Even despite my comments this... More 

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Thank sheilab533
suzy2609, Owner at Nice Things, responded to this review

Hello Sheila Thank you for the honest and nice comments, they are appreciated. It's certainly hard, pricing for handmade things, and each artist has their own view on how they want to approach it. it's good to make me think about what's in and what works, so you have made me do a little review of current stock, and think... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

What a find. Right next to the Queens Head on the harbour front is this little shop full of lovely gift ideas, mostly from local artists. All budgets are catered for. There is an amazing range of Jenny Duff placemats and coasters as well has handmade pottery from Mike Child. Don't leave Ramsgate without a visit!

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Thank jonathanlondon2016
suzy2609, Owner at Nice Things, responded to this review

Hello Jonathan Thank you for putting the nice comments up - it's a cheery vote of confidence and I'm glad you like the collection of things! I love the makers and artists I work with and enjoy people getting pleasure from what they make. All the best Suzy More 

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