Cheltenham has an impressive range of independent shops and boutiques, including numerous florists and a delicatessen that stocks artisan breads, meats and cheeses. For day-to-day essentials, a pharmacy, bank, barber’s and convenience store are also nearby. For afternoon tea or an evening meal, The Montpellier House Hotel and the Hotel Du Vin are just around the corner, and the Montpellier Wine Bar offers al fresco dining throughout the day.
The arts are well represented in Cheltenham. From The Wilson Gallery & Museum on Clarence Street, to the Everyman Theatre on Regent Street, the town is a cultural hub, hosting regular festivals of literature, science and music. For a day out at the races, the prestigious Gold Cup meet is held during the Cheltenham Festival every March.