Summer on The Saints

The Saints becomes the perfect destination on a summer’s day. When the weather gets warmer it’s a great place to browse the shops and enjoy many of our fabulous al fresco shopping and dining opportunities.

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For many of our businesses it’s time to showcase their gardens. Maud’s Attic and Merchant House open up their courtyard garden, a real treasure trove for outdoor garden accessories. Why not have afternoon tea or an early breakfast at Applaud Coffee in their pretty garden amongst the herbs and roses? For alfresco dining or cocktails at sunset head to At Twenty5 or K Bar and Grill, both on St Nicholas Street and both real sun traps in the early evening.

St Peter’s Street is home to the annual Saints Summer Craft and Vintage Market. This artisan market has been running for 6 years, and showcases all the best in art and design from the local area. For one day the road is closed to traffic and the street plays host to over 25 stalls, selling a whole range of unique and original products; including jewellery, ceramics and textiles. Many of our businesses are open as well on the day. The market has been pivotal in the development of the Saints as an independent shopping destination, creating a real buzz about the area. For many people visiting the markets it is often thefirst time they experience the range of shops on offer in the area. We are hopeful that we will welcome the market back towards the end of the summer, so watch this space!

Due to its central location, the Saints provides the perfect link for accessing both the Waterfront and the town centre; for more information on events happening on the Saints please keep an eye on the Waterfront Life website and social media, along with The Saints, St Peters and St Nicholas Facebook page.

The summer is a great time to explore.  There are many gems to discover!