Join our team Life in Canterbury and Kent Life in Canterbury and Kent The city of Canterbury is a world heritage site, steeped in history and tradition with beautiful cobbled streets, markets, and the world famous Canterbury Cathedral. Kent, known as the Garden of England, is a beautiful English county with rolling hills, orchards, and ancient villages. Canterbury is an island within an island, surrounded on three sides by the beautiful coastlines of Britain, including the world famous cliffs of Dover; the gateway to Europe. Our nearest L'Arche community is in Ambleteuse in France, even with Canterbury less than an hour from London! A youthful and vibrant city, Canterbury boasts of four universities. During the summer months especially, it teems with visitors and tourists, bringing colour and energy to this most historic of cities.