Cheltenham's excellent museum depicts local life through the ages and has wonderful displays on William Morris and the Arts and Crafts...
A rolling programme of day-long coach tours to various locations in the Cotswolds can be booked through the tourist office.
J’s Vodka Bar
Ze vodka in zis place vill brink out ze Soviet in you and you vill be saluting Comrade Stalin viz everyone else. Seriously, Russia/vodka...
Despite the main dining area being in the basement, this central cafe still manages to be surprisingly bright and peppy. In the evening...
The Promenade information
Famed as one of England’s most beautiful streets, the Promenade is a wide, tree-lined boulevard flanked byArt Gallery & Museum imposing period buildings. The Municipal Offices , built as private residences in 1825, are among the most striking on this street and they face a statue of Edward Wilson (1872–1912), a local man who joined Captain Scott’s ill-fated second expedition to the South Pole.
Continuing on from here, you’ll pass the grandiose Imperial Gardens , built to service the Imperial Spa (now the Queens Hotel), en route to Montpellier , Cheltenham’s most fashionable district. Along with the handsome architecture of the area, there’s a lively collection of bars, restaurants and independent shops and boutiques. Along Montpellier Walk, caryatids (draped female figures based on those on the Acropolis in Athens) act as structural supports between the shops, each balancing an elaborately carved cornice on her head.