The cavernous, gothic, and haunted cathedral city of Canterbury should be your first stop in county Kent. Here you’ll find Tiny Tim’s Tearoom, an elegant urban retreat and city landmark (on the Great British Ghost Trail) housed in a historic building dating back to the 1600s. The interiors are a froth of art-deco chandeliers, bone china, and silverware, with 1930s music softly filtering through from somewhere (on weekends, an in-house pianist plays the classics). Afternoon tea is a treat. A pot of Kenyan blend arrives with a traditional three-tier cake stand overflowing with a selection of cakes, tarts, pies, pastries, and speciality scones with handmade strawberry preserves and clotted cream on the side. Make it easy on yourself, and choose the Plump Pilgrims scones; after just one mouthful, you’ll be planning a return trip.