Thursday 1 October 2020

10 reasons you’ll want to go back to Gloucester Quays

With many of its vibrant venues now open again after lockdown, SoGlos picks out 10 reasons to head back to Gloucester Quays pronto.

From waterside dining and designer shopping sprees to cinema dates and weekend street markets, Gloucester Quays is a vibrant destination for locals and visitors – with the shopping centre ready to welcome customers back.

With a majority of Gloucester Quays’ eateries, shops and attractions now open for business, SoGlos has handpicked 10 wonderful reasons to return to Gloucester Quays following lockdown…

About the sponsor – Gloucester City Council

Gloucester City Council has been working with Gloucester Quays, as well as Gloucester BID, Eastgate Shopping Centre and King’s Walk, to make visiting the city as safe as possible.

Thanks to help from retail partners, an enhanced cleaning schedule and social distancing stickers, Gloucester is good to go with many of its shops, restaurants and popular cultural attractions ready to welcome back visitors – just remember your face mask.

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1. Revamp your wardrobe

Refresh your post-lockdown wardrobe with a shopping spree at Gloucester Quays. From high street brands to luxury labels, there are stores to suit every style including fashioned-focused favourites like H&M and All Saints, and classic staples such as Levi’s.

2. Watch a film on the big screen

Film fans can catch the latest Hollywood hits at Gloucester Quay’s ten-screen Cineworld cinema. Keep the little ones entertained with a family-friendly movie or kick back and relax after a busy day of shopping with new blockbusters showing on a regular basis.

3. Head out for dinner and drinks

Make a night of it, with Gloucester Quays’ lively range of bars and restaurants now open. Enjoy craft beer on the terrace at Brewhouse Bar and Kitchen or seek out a restaurant favourite, with Wagamama, Zizzi and Nandos all ready to welcome hungry customers back.

4. Head for Orchard Street Market

With its first stint since lockdown a huge success, Orchard Street Market is returning to Gloucester Quays on a monthly basis. Shop for local treasures, homemade crafts and artisan produce, all while munching on some of Gloucester’s best street food and soaking up live music.

5. Arrange a coffee date

Catch up over coffee and cake, with Costa and Caffé Nero both open for business. Shoppers can recharge and refuel with a freshly-ground coffee or grab something to enjoy on the go, with The Cornish Bakery serving hot drinks, pastries and, of course, traditional Cornish pasties to take away too.

6. Get ready for a glow up

Get your glam on with The Cosmetics Company in Gloucester Quays now reopen. Perfect for those craving a pamper or on the hunt for a gorgeous gift, the outlet store offers premium skincare, makeup and fragrance products from a selection of renowned beauty brands.

7. Have brunch

Gloucester Quays is home to a variety of brunch hot spots just waiting to be discovered. Tuck into an epic pancake stack at Bill’s or head to the bohemian Portivo Lounge, a unique venue in an old corn mill beside the Quays, where there are poached eggs aplenty.

8. Pick up some cookware

Home cooks can step up their game, with Le Creuset, Denby and Pro Cook now reopen. Stock up on some contemporary cookware or classic crockery with a host of functional and stylish products to suit every kitchen.

9. Hit the gym

Get muscles pulsing and heart rate soaring at The Gym, Gloucester Quays’ high-spec fitness facility. With extensive cardio and weight training machines, guests can work up a sweat and pump some serious iron with membership plans starting at just under £15 a month. The Gym has also enhanced its cleaning schedule and implemented social distancing measures to keep people safe during their workout.

10. Go on an adventure

Located next to the historic Gloucester Docks and surrounded by beautiful waterside walking routes and cycle paths, Gloucester Quays is the perfect spot for a refreshment break after letting the little ones run wild or having a social distanced walk with friends.

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