Day out at Royal Victoria Place
Discover the perfect day out at Royal Victoria Place
Beauty, fashion, food, wellbeing and more
Tunbridge Wells is known for its independent shopping streets with artisan coffee shops, acclaimed restaurants and beauty, fashion and homeware stores.
At the town’s heart is Royal Victoria Place which features our luxe fashion brands of Fenwick (including Eileen Fisher, Kate Spade and Charlotte Tilbury in the beauty department), wellbeing and beauty independents such as L’Occitane, MAC, Lush, the London Nail Company and LA Hair plus fashion from French Connection, Oliver Bonas and Hobbs.
Filled with independent stores for interiors, carefully crafted children’s toys, jewellery and music (even flow is fast-becoming a must-visit spot for vintage vinyl lovers), tailor your perfect day at Royal Victoria Place.
Luxe fashion and style updates
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Whether searching for this season’s oversize blazers, metallic mules or white cargos, discover serious style with our fashion independents and high street essentials.
Fenwick is ideal for discovering breakout labels (they offer personalised shoppers for both women and men) and classic pieces with accessories from Vivienne Westwood, Barbour and Gucci.
After soft tailoring, gorgeous coats and chic knitwear? Head to Hobbs and, for midaxi dresses and prairie denim, French Connection’s styles are perfect. Oliver Bonas’ store is the place to find gifting and accessories while Accessorize and Monsoon remain the go-tos for wedding season.
Work out at the gym and discover wellbeing treatments
Looking to improve your strength training or cardio? PureGym at Royal Victoria Place is open 24 hours to help you boost your endorphins whatever your schedule. With a three-day free pass for sign-ups, it offers flexible memberships and over 50 fitness classes a week (including bootcamps) plus you can bring a friend up to four times a month making it an excellent way to keep your fitness flowing.
For post-workout protein breakfasts, brunches and lunches, head to Taste Wells for smoothies, triple-decker club sandwiches with turkey, smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels and salad bowls. Calista Beauty is also an excellent place to go for wellbeing treatments including Swedish massage, aromatherapy, facials and waxing.
Enjoy lunch with friends
The Terrace at Fenwick features locally sourced Kent ingredients with menus of breakfast, lunch (think avocado on toast and lasagne) and afternoon tea along with a carefully selected wine list complete with fizz. The restaurant features a beautiful outdoor terrace, a stylish bar with a specially selected wine list and display counter filled with delicious homemade cakes, pastries, cookies and their famous Absolute Taste brownies.
Brows, hair, nails, pampers and facials
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Fenwick offers personalised treatments from Clarins, Aveda, Liz Earle, Dermalogica, Blink Brow and Nails Inc in store while their beauty halls features Bobbi Brown, Nars, Jo Malone and Charlotte Tilbury including the cult Magic Cream moisturiser and Hollywood Flawless Filter. Offering skincare consultations, makeovers, manis, pedis and bespoke brows, book a treatment at Beauty Room by calling 01892 516716.
For hair studios, LA Hair and Buzz Barbers are go-to spots offering pre-booked and walk-in appointments with talented stylists while Belgravia Hair and Beauty are known for their ultra-polished hair extensions, fillers, manis, micro-needling and laminated brows. London Nail Co offers CND Shellac, the Original Power Polish, Biosculpture nails, Lycon waxing, Eyelash Extensions, NSI acrylic nails and creative individual nail art.
Treats on the go
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Eating on the go or in need of takeout? Head to Auntie Anne’s for pretzels, sandwiches at Subway or go to Krispy Kreme and Hotel Chocolat for sumptuous treats of glazed donuts, chocolate slabs or deep velvet hot chocolate. You can also pick up wraps and salads, at-home dining ideas, wine and fizz from Marks & Spencer.
Discover beautiful homewares and interiors
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For classic and enduring finds, Collingwood Batchellor has cookware, china, glass and linens with Midcentury inspired designs and Willis & Gambier beds. Oliver Bonas is also the place to find maximalist velvet cushions and cute furniture while the theatre-inspired The Green Duck Emporium features hand-painted furniture, lighting and “lots of gorgeous accessories”.
Vinyl, books and more
Lose yourself in the newly opened vinyl heaven that is even flow which has thousands of classic records and music all served up with amazing coffee, milkshakes and cake. Find books, film and more music at HMV or head into Menkind and discover all the gadgets you didn’t know you needed.
Fun for your little ones
Enter the world of play and imagination with your little ones while they learn, thrive and – most importantly – have fun at one of the many Gymboree Play & Music classes. Combining music, movement, props, imaginary play and custom-designed and patented apparatus, it’s the ideal way to keep them entertaining – book a free trial on their website.
Fenwick and Taste Wells offer fun children’s menus while Kids Stuff has everything from Playmobil to board games.
Searching for an engagement ring or anniversary present? Royal Victoria Place is home to Ernest Jones with vintage-style keepsakes and their own line of gold, silver and gemstones while Burrells is known for its show-stopping watches from Tag Heuer and Rolex with beautiful jewellery too. Visit diamond specialists Claybrooks to discover enduring gifts and Toulson Jones for bespoke buys including diamond rings, necklaces and earrings. For a tailored gift, try Pandora for personalised charms.
Family-friendly info to know
Royal Victoria Place has a host of family-friendly facilities. We are a child-safe zone, offering free wristbands for children, and also have pushalong cars to make shopping trips with young ones easier. Both are available at customer services on the Lower Mall, so just pop by and the team will be happy to help you. We also have a parent-and-baby room with baby-changing facilities.
How to get here
Coming by car? The Victoria Place car park – located between Fenwick and WH Smith – includes extra-wide parent and child parking bays to help make shopping with children easier. Enjoy a leisurely browse with two hours of complimentary parking when you spend £30 or more in Fenwick.
If you’re travelling by bus or train, there are plenty of buses that stop just a three-to-five-minute walk away from Royal Victoria Place and Tunbridge Wells train station is less than ten minutes’ walk away.
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Last updated Thursday 21 September, 2023