At the heart of the city centre is Belfast City Hall. Opened in 1906, it hosts a visitor exhibition that tracks the city’s history, offers guided tours of the Council Chambers and is home to the Titanic Memorial Garden. After exploring the shops and stores on Donegall Place and Royal Avenue, or the Victorian St George’s Market, hunt out the many cool cafés, cosy pubs and tasty restaurants hidden in the surrounding entries, streets and avenues.

TOP TIP

As well as sensational shopping at Victoria Square, don’t miss taking the lift up to the huge dome to enjoy 360° degree views right across the city.

Heritage & Culture in the City Centre

Walk around Belfast City Centre and immerse yourself in the local heritage and culture. Check out historical buildings and discover more about the history of Belfast.

City Centre Heritage & History Attractions

Information Services & Tours

Wondering what to do during your visit to Belfast? Head into the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre at the heart of the city to find out what’s on. The City Centre is also the main starting point for different tours taking place throughout the city.

City Centre Tours & Information Services

City Centre Shopping

Belfast City Centre is truly the best place for a successful shopping spree. The City Centre has something for everyone with world-renowned brands and labels on every corner, unique shops, shopping centres and musical stores.

City Centre Shopping

  • St George's Market
    St George's Market
    Shopping

    St George's Market

    0.82 KM

    St George's Market is one of Belfast's oldest attractions and one of the best markets in the UK…

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  • Victoria Square
    Victoria Square
    Shopping

    Victoria Square

    0.57 KM

    Northern Ireland's premier shopping and leisure destination, with over 70 fabulous stores and restaurants suitable for the whole…

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  • Terry Bradley Art
    Terry Bradley Art
    Arts and Entertainment

    Terry Bradley Art

    0.48 KM

    The Bradley Galleries are two busy and exciting art galleries showcasing the work of Irish artist Terry Bradley.

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  • CastleCourt
    CastleCourt
    Shopping

    CastleCourt

    0.55 KM

    CastleCourt is a family friendly shopping centre with convenient car parking, all your favourite retail stores, cafes and…

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  • Skechers
    Skechers
    Shopping

    Skechers

    0.3 KM

    At Skechers, you'll find an incredible selection of footwear for men, women and kids.

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  • Born & Bred
    Born & Bred
    Shopping

    Born & Bred

    0.57 KM

    Born & Bred (formerly Studio Souk) on Ann Street is a unique treasure trove of local handmade products.

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  • Queen’s Arcade
    Queen’s Arcade
    Shopping

    Queen’s Arcade

    0.21 KM

    Situated in the heart of Belfast city centre, Queen’s Arcade is home to a variety of luxury Boutiques…

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  • Matchetts Music
    Matchetts Music
    See & Do

    Matchetts Music

    0.51 KM

    A friendly family run business, which has been serving the musicians of Northern Ireland for over 80 years.

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  • Robinson’s Shoes
    Robinson’s Shoes
    Shopping

    Robinson’s Shoes

    0.18 KM

    Belfast-based shoemakers and luxury footwear retailer with over 60 years of experience.

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  • Lunn's the Jewellers
    Lunn's the Jewellers
    Shopping

    Lunn's the Jewellers

    0.28 KM

    Founded in 1954, Lunn’s is a family run business specialising in fine jewellery, diamonds and luxury watches. 

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Staying in the City Centre

Staying in Belfast City Centre is a great spot as it central to some of Belfast’s most famous attractions, restaurants and bars. Also, if you are planning on travelling by train or bus, all of the hotels in the City Centre are close to Great Victoria Street and Lanyon Place.

City Centre Hotels

  • Ibis Belfast City Centre
    Ibis Belfast City Centre
    Hotels

    Ibis Belfast City Centre

    0.64 KM

    The Ibis Belfast City Centre provides quality three-star accommodation in Central Belfast, with easy access to the city's…

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  • Holiday Inn Express Belfast City
    Holiday Inn Express Belfast City
    Hotels

    Holiday Inn Express Belfast City

    1.17 KM

    Holiday Inn Express Belfast City offers simple, smart travel in a convenient location in the city centre, in…

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  • room2 Belfast Hometel
    room2 Belfast Hometel
    Accommodation

    room2 Belfast Hometel

    0.45 KM

    With 175 rooms, four meetings & event spaces, Winnie's cafe & bar, a delightful tea room, art gallery…

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  • Bullitt Hotel
    Bullitt Hotel
    Hotels

    Bullitt Hotel

    0.56 KM

    Bullitt Hotel is a stylish and cleverly designed hotel with an urban atmosphere, offering top-quality accommodation in Belfast…

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  • Hastings Europa Hotel
    Hastings Europa Hotel
    Hotels

    Hastings Europa Hotel

    0.66 KM

    Superbly located in the heart of Belfast City Centre, the world-famous four-star Europa Hotel simply epitomizes indulgence.

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  • Hastings Grand Central Hotel
    Hastings Grand Central Hotel
    Hotels

    Hastings Grand Central Hotel

    0.32 KM

    Hastings Grand Central is more than a hotel. It's an ode to a city. Standing tall in Bedford…

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  • Ten Square Hotel
    Ten Square Hotel
    Hotels

    Ten Square Hotel

    0.13 KM

    Located at the heart of Belfast City Centre, Ten Square Boutique Hotel offers friendly elegance and a warm…

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Eating Out in the City Centre

Incredible food is undoubtedly one of the best parts about living in or visiting Belfast. Some of the best food spots are in Belfast City Centre. You won’t have to look too far to find some mouth watering dishes.

City Centre Restaurants

  • Revolucion De Cuba
    Revolucion De Cuba
    Pubs and Clubs

    Revolucion De Cuba

    0.24 KM

    This is Revolución de Cuba, the ultimate Cuban food, cocktail and fiesta experience.

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  • Wagamama
    Wagamama
    Restaurant

    Wagamama

    0.63 KM

    A Japanese inspired, pan-asian noodle restaurant where you will experience the most free-spirited, expressive and adventurous menu.

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  • Seahorse Bar & Restaurant
    Seahorse Bar & Restaurant
    Eat & Drink

    Seahorse Bar & Restaurant

    0.27 KM

    An exquisite venue with three distinct spaces, where quality exudes from every angle.

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  • Fish City
    Fish City
    Takeaway Service Takeaway Service Home Delivery Service Home Delivery Service
    Restaurant

    Fish City

    0.49 KM

    Recognised as the UK’s Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year, Fish City on Ann Street is a…

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  • Howard Street Restaurant
    Howard Street Restaurant
    Restaurant

    Howard Street Restaurant

    0.44 KM

    Creating tasty dishes using the best of Northern Irish ingredients served alongside a captivating range of wines, beers…

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  • Pizza on the Square
    Pizza on the Square
    Takeaway Service Takeaway Service
    Restaurant

    Pizza on the Square

    0.27 KM

    Located in the heart of Belfast City Centre, Pizza on the Square is an authentic Italian restaurant offering…

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  • EDŌ
    EDŌ
    Restaurant

    EDŌ

    0.43 KM

    EDŌ brings you a relaxed dining experience with tapas style sharing dishes, robust meat and fish dishes and…

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  •  The Deer’s Head & Bell’s Brewery
    The Deer’s Head & Bell’s Brewery
    Pubs and Clubs

    The Deer’s Head & Bell’s Brewery

    0.56 KM

    The Deer’s Head is Belfast city’s original brewpub with a fully functional on-site craft brewery, Bell's Brewery, on…

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  • OX
    OX
    Restaurant

    OX

    0.92 KM

    Experience seasonal creativity in this award-winning restaurant overlooking the River Lagan, and have a top gastronomic experience.

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  • Cosmo
    Cosmo
    Restaurant

    Cosmo

    0.63 KM

    Offering world foods and all-you-can-eat dining, Cosmo believes that your tastebuds should be intrepid explorers, seeking out the…

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City Centre Cafés

  • Bobbin
    Bobbin
    Café

    Bobbin

    0.08 KM

    Serving great coffee and delicious food in Belfast City Hall, one of Northern Ireland's most iconic buildings.

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  • Panama Cafe
    Panama Cafe
    Takeaway Service Takeaway Service
    Eat & Drink

    Panama Cafe

    0.42 KM

    Panama City Garden & Café

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  • Loaf
    Loaf
    Takeaway Service Takeaway Service Home Delivery Service Home Delivery Service
    Eat & Drink

    Loaf

    Loaf is a social enterprise working with people with learning difficulties and Autism.

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  • Starbucks
    Starbucks
    Café

    Starbucks

    0.24 KM

    Starbucks inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighbourhood at a time.

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Going for Drinks

Drinking in Belfast City Centre has never been so easy, especially with the list of places you can try. Each spot is so different and unique. Spend the afternoon watching a match at a local sports bar or head to a local cocktail bar to try something new.

City Centre Bars

  • Henrys
    Henrys
    Pubs and Clubs

    Henrys

    0.45 KM

    Henrys, named after historic Belfast figure and United Irish man Henry Joy McCracken, has been a pub for…

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  • Morning Star
    Morning Star
    Pubs and Clubs

    Morning Star

    0.51 KM

    The Morning Star is one of Belfast’s most historic and picturesque pubs dating back to 1810 and run…

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  • Voodoo
    Voodoo
    Pubs and Clubs

    Voodoo

    0.35 KM

    Voodoo is well established as a Belfast hotspot, adding a bit of spice for those who like things…

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  • Fountain Lane
    Fountain Lane
    Pubs and Clubs

    Fountain Lane

    0.35 KM

    Fountain Lane has been feeding and watering Belfast since 1901. With a wealth of history as a tavern…

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  • Granny Annies
    Granny Annies
    Pubs and Clubs

    Granny Annies

    0.59 KM

    Oozing rustic charm, ‘home’ to traditional and modern live music, and just five minutes’ walk from Belfast City…

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  • Margot
    Margot
    Eat & Drink

    Margot

    0.13 KM

    Dive down, drink up at Margot. Cocktails, small plates and much more in the heart of Belfast.

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  • The Tipsy Bird
    The Tipsy Bird
    Pubs and Clubs

    The Tipsy Bird

    0.83 KM

    The Tipsy Bird is a quirky style bar in Belfast’s city centre with amazing cocktails and live music.

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  • Tetto
    Tetto
    Pubs and Clubs

    Tetto

    0.63 KM

    Tetto is Bullitt Hotel’s stunning rooftop restaurant and garden with incredible panoramic views of Belfast.

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  • Seahorse Bar & Restaurant
    Seahorse Bar & Restaurant
    Eat & Drink

    Seahorse Bar & Restaurant

    0.27 KM

    An exquisite venue with three distinct spaces, where quality exudes from every angle.

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