17 Jan Westbourne
is no doubts an interesting borough of Bournemouth one should visit. It became part of the town just in 1884, and walking around the area you can still feel like you’re in an urban village. From Bournemouth center is really easy to reach. You can, for instance, take a bus, all the ones in the direction of Poole such as m1 or m2 are suitable. We recommend taking a walk. In fact, once you are in Poole Hill Road, just at the end of West Hill Road, you just keep on walking for about 20 minutes until you reach Westbourne. Nowadays the place is a huge urban area, mostly famous for its diversity of shops. It’s ideal for a Sunday trip as well as for a quiet afternoon in the company of friends. There are many shops and boutiques for elegant ladies and the best ones are located in the iconic Victorian arcade. The village is a great mix of young and old. Many are the bars who have created just a few years ago and are run by young people. You can find here a lot, from the classical shops to the new independent ones. If you have just moved to Bournemouth, and you are still trying to find out more about the town, I recommend you Westbourne to meet with your friends. Here are some places I advise you to have a look into If you just fancy a healthy break, Pressed Juice is your place to stop into with an infinite variety of freshly prepared juices suitable for vegan, as well as a lovely atmosphere inside, is waiting for you! Le Petit Prince, a family run Bakery and Patisserie with a really big variety of delicacies to choose from. Chocol8, a marvelous chocolate shop and coffee lounge where you can sit on Louis V chairs and feel completely at home. Authentic Italian coffee is sold here as well as many different cakes. Dot Teas, for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. There you`ll find a relaxed atmosphere and homemade cakes to try. Someretto, for the Mediterranean Cuisines lovers, located directly in the Arcade. And Basilico just outside the Arcade as well as a wide variety of Spanish and Japanese restaurants. Last but not least, the famous Bookshop which is worth to visit in the Arcade and where you can find many independent books to pick up and read.