King Street & The Northgate Quarter

King Street is a delightful cobbled curve of stylish individual Georgian homes. It is also one of Chester’s most historic and desirable residential streets.
People love living here and there is an active Residents Association that keeps everyone up to date, as well as organising regular social events. It is a proper neighbourhood community.
King Street joins directly onto Northgate, a fascinating ancient street of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

The Pied Bull at the top of the street is an old coaching inn that has stayed true to its 16th century roots, welcoming visitors from all over the world with superb home cooked food and beer brewed in the cellar. Thanks to a recent refurbishment of its own it now boasts a restaurant and outside beer garden. Other brilliant places to dine within a 3- minute walk of the Mayor’s House include Chez Jules, Joseph Benjamin and Bolliccini.

Marmalade, Picnic and the vegan Jaunty Goat are all excellent and super-friendly neighbourhood cafes.

The jewel in the crown of the area is without doubt Storyhouse, formerly the iconic art deco Odeon Cinema, reinvented as a £37 million multiple award-winning cultural centre with two theatres, a cinema, library, restaurant and bar all under one roof.
The impact of Storyhouse on the city has been immense triggering a cultural renaissance that has included world class contemporary art exhibitions in association with the V&A and the strong possibility that a contemporary art gallery will be the next exciting addition to the cultural scene.

Chester Market is another thriving local meeting place, with local produce traders and food and drink outlets offering mouth-watering dishes from Thai to Italian.

Well beyond our doorstep, Chester is recognised as one of the world’s most attractive cities to visit and one of the best places in the UK to live. From the Walls to the Cathedral, the Rows to the River, the Races and Storyhouse - it really does have everything; what better place to explore it from than the Mayor’s House?

Stills Photography by Kat Hannon

Additional stills: Andy Porter, Sarah Swanston, Michelangelo Girardi, Jordi Vidal Oliveras