The Pantiles Tunbridge Wells is made up of 70+ independent stores. It offers a shopping experience uniquely suited to finding that special something, and so rarely found in other shopping centres. The area of The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells is almost entirely owner-run. There are a variety of specialist shops, art galleries, cafés, restaurants and bars. Because each brings their own particular style of trading, the atmosphere created is unmatched.
So immerse yourself in the 400 year old history of the location. It is elegantly presented with a tree flanked colonnaded walkway. Summer months also offer visitors with the opportunity to sample the waters of the Chalybeate (pronounced Ka-lee-bee-at) Spring. The discovery of Chalybeate back in 1606 marked the beginning of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Festivals involving Jazz, Food and Fashion are frequent along with fortnightly Farmers’ and Craft Markets showcasing the best of the region’s talent. And as the coach journey from the Brighton area is less than an hour, maybe consider combining a shopping afternoon with an evening festival? Click here for more information
Markets every first and third weekend of the month.
For a fantastic way to spend a morning and early afternoon, come to The Pantiles Market. It is on every other weekend, so come along and experience the hustle and bustle of the Pantiles Market. Featuring a wide variety of local produce, tasty treats, designer clothes and artisan crafts. Discover something new each time you come. It has a host of seasonal themes, guest traders and ever changing ranges from your favourite regular stalls.
STORES, BARS & EATERIES
- And So to Bed; Any Occasion; Bella Vou; Beumée; Catherine Hills Jewellery; Choice Carpets; Collared; Fairfax Gallery; Framptons; Futon Company; Hattons; Hollie’s Little Cakery; Imperial Pharmacy; Judy Mott Bespoke Bridal Wear; Kirthon; La Casa Vecchia; Maddisons Residential; Mirror Beauty; Morgan Hodges; The Pantiles Cameras; Pantiles Oriental Carpets; Pantiles Podiatry; Peter Jenner; Poggenpohl Kitchen Design; Royal Tunbridge Wells Arts Society; Sankey’s; Studio One; Style My Home; The CakeShed; The Duke of York; The Grey Lady; The Pantiles Bride; Pantiles Café; The Pantiles News; Pantiles Tap; The Ragged Trousers; The Rug Shop; The Spa Galleries; The Sussex Arms; The Tunbridge Wells Hotel; The Voice Studio; The Wine Rooms; The Zero Waste Company; Thurlwell’s; Trevor Mottram; Tunbridge Wells Interiors; TWC Chiropractic; Woods; Yi Ju Chinese Antiques
The stylish architecture and the beautiful commons form the back drop to a truly inspirational shopping and dining destination.
HISTORY OF THE PANTILES
Beginning its life as a Georgian medicinal Mecca, and the area was formerly known as The Walks and the (Royal) Parade, which leads from the well that gave the town its name.
The area was created following the discovery of a chalybeate spring, in the early 17th century. It is now arguably better known because of its famous Jazz nights, diverse boutique shops and mix of popular cafes, restaurants and bars.
Retaining much of its original charm and grandeur of its Georgian heyday, The Pantiles and the surrounding area today remain a favoured destination for those who want to enjoy elegant surroundings just a short distance from the hustle and bustle of London and Brighton.
To visit The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells by coach contact Holt Services