Castle Street off the High Street in Tunbridge Wells

Castle Street off the High Street in Tunbridge Wells

David Hodgkinson

Tunbridge Wells High Street

Explore and enjoy the diversity of shopping in the historic quarter of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

From the Victorian feel of Tunbridge Wells High Street to the famous Georgian Pantiles, delight in strolling round some high quality boutiques and take a break in the friendly local cafés in between!

The Old High Street & Chapel Place

Full of character, the old High Street and Chapel Place have a wonderful range of small, independent shops many still retaining their original Victorian frontages, selling exquisite goods from designer clothes and home furnishings to fine jewellery and gifts.

Even the paving is full of character with old stepped walkways down to the road and iron railings in some parts that hint at times of horse-drawn vehicles.

You can stroll down the hill from the railway station and browse around 50 colourful and friendly boutiques including our very own stylish department store Hoopers (opposite the station). Intriguing names such as Oska, Kitch, Artique and Little London will draw you in.

Pause and watch the world go by, partaking of a tea or coffee and pastry in one of many popular cafés or even in the patisserie on London Road.

There’s a cute little toy shop, a very browsable card shop and several galleries to feed the soul too. 

The only royal warranted shop in the Royal town resides in the High Street and is well worth peering in at the sparkling jewels. It is kept company by no less than three other fine jewellers in the street.

Little offshoot roads with storybook names such as Castle Street, White Bear Passage, Frog Lane and Little Mount Sion, invite you to take the time to explore the nooks and crannies before moving on to Chapel Place.

Chapel Place looks quaint and pretty, and has some really unique shops to linger over.  The delicatessen and butchers are a ‘must-peek’!  The interiors, garden and bookshop stores are beautiful mainstays of this area too.

Click one of the links below to view the full list of shops in:

The High Street

Chapel Place

Carry on down the crooked little alley-way (with well worn steps) round the back of the church of King Charles the Martyr and you will reach the start of the famous Pantiles.

The Pantiles

Set in the historical heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells, the celebrated colonnaded walkway is now home to a variety of delightful shops, galleries and lovely cafés.

Follow this link to see a full description of unique shopping opportunities in The Pantiles.

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    Hoopers Department Store

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Independent department store.

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    The Barn

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Recognised for serving the best steaks in town!

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    Pub/Inn

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    Zizzi Tunbridge Wells

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Zizzi Tunbridge Wells is 2 minutes walk from the train station and stone's throw from the historic Pantiles. It is set in a listed building with stunning wood burning oven making a meal here the perfect complement to a sightseeing or shopping visit

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    Restaurant

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    Wagamama

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Wagamama is like no place else to eat. A pan-asian, noodle restaurant with friendly service and value for money.

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    Restaurant

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    Pure Collection

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Women's Fashion & Accessories

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    Feather and Black

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Home & Garden

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    Sweaty Betty

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    women’s fitness clothing

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    Dogs Trust

    RoyalTunbridge Wells

    Charity shop

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    Dark Horse Digital

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Video Production agency

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    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Bookseller & Stationers

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    Castle Fine Arts

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Art Gallery

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    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Health & Beauty

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    Ocean 2

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Eastern European mini-supermarket

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    Juliet's

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Cafe serving afternoon tea coffee snacks & sandwiches

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    Phase Eight

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Women's Fashion & Accessories

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    The Mind Shop

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Charity Shop

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    Artique Galleries

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Art & Photography

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    The Castle Street Barber

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Men's hairdresser and grooming

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    The Bedford

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    British pub / bar

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    Sumner Pridham

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Estate Agents

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