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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Shopping Centre
“Many high street & brand name shops to chose from, plus cafes and places to eat.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great local restaurant - book ahead. At the weekend there is a speak-easy hidden bar above - ask when booking... ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“The music is great and there are often special nights like Comedy night, music night.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“If you don't fancy going into Bournemouth Town Centre, Castlepoint Shopping Centre has everything you need from book shops, clothing, supermarkets and the biggest and BEST Marks and Spencer on the south coast of the UK.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Hotel
“Its right opposite where you stay! Found this little gem of a place before we were lucky enough to get the flat opposite. great atmosphere with a relaxed vibe, good menu and friendly staff.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“Family friendly spot for food and/or drinks. Good food with bar services, games and also dog friendly. We love this for a casual evening out!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
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“If you enjoy your coffee come here, a short walk from the flat. Good for breakfast and lunch too. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Food
“Located in Southbourne, roughly 5 min drive and a 20-25 min walk from the Annexe. Nice food and fairly quiet in the evenings”
  • 13 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Walking distance and excellent value. This is the original 1 opened in 2009. Now there over a dozen along the south, they must be doing something right.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Trains, buses, taxis also located here to all local and national destinations. 10 min walk from house”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Shopping centre, plenty of parking for £1 for 2 hours. Or just 10 min walk.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“One of Bournemouth's top and historic entertainment venues. 10 min walk away.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love the food here. Fantastic service and fun Venue. The food is always good and very tasty! Happy hour is always a treat! Make sure you book on a Friday and Saturday as can get very busy around the bar area!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Supermarket
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“Cheap & Cheerful, literally. All the staff are. 10 minutes walk or 5 minutes run if chased by a dog.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sour dough pizzas. A good atmosphere in the restaurant or they do a takeaway service. www.baffipizza.com”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Great cafe and also a bike repair shop; we recommend the coffee and banana bread. ”
  • 8 locals recommend