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.

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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

  • Titanic Public Art: The Masts
    Titanic Public Art: The Masts
    Attractions

    Titanic Public Art: The Masts

    0.23 KM

    Eight well-known Belfast-made ships are represented by spectacular sculptured masts that line the east side of Donegall Place.

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  • Belfast City Hall
    Belfast City Hall
    Attractions

    Belfast City Hall

    0.08 KM

    One of Belfast's most iconic buildings, Belfast City Hall first opened its doors in August 1906 and is…

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  • Linen Hall Library
    Linen Hall Library
    Attractions

    Linen Hall Library

    0.27 KM

    Belfast's oldest library with famous Irish and genealogy collections, housed in a listed Victorian linen building.

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  • Belfast Sightseeing
    Belfast Sightseeing
    See & Do

    Belfast Sightseeing

    0.2 KM

    Belfast Sightseeing run award-winning guided tours and are the perfect way to explore the Emerald Isle.

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  • Titanic Memorial Garden
    Titanic Memorial Garden
    Attractions

    Titanic Memorial Garden

    0.05 KM

    The Titanic Memorial Garden commemorates the 1,512 people who perished on RMS Titanic in 1912.

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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Old Time Favourites
    Old Time Favourites
    Shopping

    Old Time Favourites

    0.74 KM

    Old Time Favourites is a traditional sweet shop in the heart of the city, serving the people of…

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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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  • 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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  • Robinson’s Shoes
    Robinson’s Shoes
    Shopping

    Robinson’s Shoes

    0.26 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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  • Oakland Antiques
    Oakland Antiques
    Shopping

    Oakland Antiques

    0.75 KM

    Belfast's largest antique showrooms at the centre of Donegall Pass antiques and art gallery quarter.

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  • Skechers
    Skechers
    Shopping

    Skechers

    0.3 KM

    Skechers put comfort first with a wide range of shoes for every age and activity, including their popular…

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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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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 Wi-Fi and breakfast for all guests. Children under 12 eat free when…

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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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  • easyHotel Belfast
    easyHotel Belfast
    Accommodation

    easyHotel Belfast

    0.35 KM

    easyHotel Belfast offers simple comfort and great value in the heart of the city. Super-budget guest accommodation means…

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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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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Deanes Love Fish
    Deanes Love Fish
    Restaurant

    Deanes Love Fish

    0.26 KM

    Deanes Love Fish is not just another restaurant; it is a totally different eating out experience in Belfast.

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

    Fish City

    0.49 KM

    Located on Ann Street, Fish City is a lively seafood restaurant with takeaway, specialising in sustainably sourced and…

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  • 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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  • Queens Café Bar
    Queens Café Bar
    Café

    Queens Café Bar

    0.21 KM

    Established in 1901, Queens Café Bar is located in the heart of the bustling Queens Arcade in Belfast…

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  • Taylor & Clay Grill
    Taylor & Clay Grill
    Eat & Drink

    Taylor & Clay Grill

    0.59 KM

    Taylor and Clay is an award-winning restaurant which boasts an open kitchen built around an incredible bespoke Asador…

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  • The River Rooms
    The River Rooms
    Eat & Drink

    The River Rooms

    A Unique venue in the heart of Belfast city, situated on the River Lagan.

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City Centre Cafés

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Margot
    Margot
    Eat & Drink

    Margot

    0.13 KM

    Cocktails, small plates and much more in the heart of Belfast. Open seven days a week

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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