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Al fresco dining at Drake Circus and The Barcode

Spring is finally upon us, lockdown restrictions are beginning to lift and Drake Circus can’t wait to welcome its customers back.

From 12 April, restaurants and cafés at the centre are able to offer outdoor dining for two households or a group of up to six people in line with Government guidelines.

Here’s a round-up of the most popular restaurants now offering al fresco dining...

New #StayLocalShopSafe campaign launches to encourage local and safe shopping

In East Devon, the Reopening of the High Streets programme is supporting a district wide media campaign, #StayLocalShopSafe, to inform residents and visitors about how to use their high streets and town centres safely and showcasing how local businesses are responding to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic by adapting, evolving and reaching out to their community, offering...

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Drake Circus launches giant giving box to raise funds for local charities

Drake Circus has installed a giant giving box to help give back to those most impacted by the pandemic in the local community.

Located at its Cornwall Street entrance, visitors can use contactless payment to easily donate £3, £5 or £10 to Macmillan Cancer Support, Andy’s Man Club, Plymouth Domestic Abuse Services and Woodside Animal Welfare Trust. The giving box will light up in...

Drake Circus and The Barcode reopens non-essential stores today

In line with Government guidance for Tier 2 areas, non-essential stores at Drake Circus will be welcoming shoppers once again from today (Wednesday 2nd December), and cafes and restaurants will be offering both a dine-in and take away service.

This includes The Cosy Cub, Nando’s, Five Guys and Zizzi in The Barcode, as well as Paradise Island Adventure Golf.

To help keep...

Handmade gifts at MAKE - Devon Guild's New Exhibition

It's getting just a little bit close to the C-word, and as the Guild's annual Christmas crafts show opens next Friday, staff are already delighting in the handmade exhibits flooding in for display in their gallery.

MAKE is the popular annual selling exhibition which heralds winter and the festive season. Bovey's gallery will showcase the best contemporary craftwork from...

MAKE 2017 - Contemporary Crafts for Christmas

The Devon Guild's annual Christmas selling exhibition showcases some of the finest contemporary crafts from UK based designer-makers. With a wide selection of disciplines to choose from, and a range of prices to suit all, it’s an ideal opportunity to buy an individual, handmade gift for Christmas. There's a DIY festive craft activity area for kids in the gallery too.

Free entry. Open daily, 10am-5.30pm

00626 832223

Dementia Friendly shopping returns

Dementia Friendly shopping is returning to Plymouth later this month.

The Dementia Friendly Shopping Day on Thursday 13 July is for shoppers affected by dementia that would like some assistance in three city centre stores.

Marks and Spencer and Boots in Drake Circus and Wilko in the Armada Centre will be participating and shoppers are invited to book a personal supported...

Dementia friendly shopping day in Plymouth

For people living with dementia daily tasks can become difficult or sometimes daunting. Shopping in particular can be a stressful experience for people with dementia who are often left feeling vulnerable.

Plymouth City Council in collaboration with Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance and the Healthy High Streets Group are working together to ensure Plymouth is a Dementia Friendly City...

New shop on the block

For over 40 years, Flannels has been the go-to style destination for clothing, shoes and accessories from many of the world’s finest designers. This month sees the store open its doors in Plymouth for the first time.

The store, which is spread over four floors, will specialise in the latest contemporary men’s and women’s designer clothing, footwear and accessories.


Free late night Christmas parking in some West End car parks

Late night shoppers can enjoy free parking in three of Plymouth’s West End car parks in the run-up to Christmas.

To get folk into the festive spirit, Plymouth City Council is waiving charges on a Thursday night – the traditional late night shopping night – in the following car parks:

  • Western Approach (1,094 spaces)
  • Woolworth East (45 spaces)
  • ...