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Lovely street

A pedestrian street with a reasonable variety of shops, including a number of art galleries... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Murcia, Spain
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Love the buildings.

Not much of a shopper but I certainly enjoy the lovely architecture in the Watergate Street... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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20 Aug 2018
“Lovely street”
27 Jul 2018
“Love the buildings.”
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60 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA, England
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

A pedestrian street with a reasonable variety of shops, including a number of art galleries. Lovely architecture, as with a lot of the centre of Chester.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

The buildings are lovely, however we didn't feel that this area stood out more than other Chester rows. There are perhaps more independant shops in this area, but not markedly so. If we hadn't known it was called the Independant Quarter we wouldn't have guessed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bunnyofdarkness
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Not much of a shopper but I certainly enjoy the lovely architecture in the Watergate Street Independent Quarter. Lots of boutique style shopping outlets, not so much your big name brands,lots of pubs,bars,cafes and restaurants and it's a busy and vibrant area. Well worth checking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Lots of lovely independent shops to while away the hours - great atmosphere and lots to see (and spend lol)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MrsHeath
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Hubby and I were in Chester on a recent Tuesday. We walked from Chester Racecourse to The Cross via Watergate Street. We liked the old cobbled road and the 16th century historic buildings. We went into quite a few of the independent shops (they have...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Jilly2903
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Lots of interesting individual shops. Makes a lovely change from the standard High Street chains. If you want there to be individual small businesses please visit and support them. Some examples of the best and worst architecture in Chester. Enjoy the visit and walk right...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Watergate Street is one of the best streets to walk down if your planning a trip Chester. It's lined with all manner of shopping outlets and there are some great cafe's,bars and restaurants along this street The buildings on either side of this street are...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 22 July 2017

One of many good streets to wander along when visiting Chester, independent retail shops and some decent places to eat/drink.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank johnhp702
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Its very nice just to stroll along and take in the shops and have a drinks. Its great when the sun is shining

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank taffytaf_2
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Just as attractive as the main shopping area of Chester with its quint buildings and cobbled street, this area benefits from having reasonable selection of independent and different types of shops. Certainly worth a slow wander.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank johnhouston2
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