Our Poole Properties
Poole is a large coastal town and a popular tourist spot, boasting fantastic beaches, a harbour and beautiful surroundings. Poole has the largest natural harbour in all of Europe, and is a unique place to explore that’s also very close to the vibrant city of Bournemouth.
Most well known for its pottery and being home to Lush Cosmetics, Poole is home to many other quirky independent brands especially in the Old Town. As well as its smaller retailers, the town also has lots of high street and designer brands on offer.
Poole Street Market –Every Thursday and Saturday pop along to this fantastic street market for all the bargains you can handle.
Dolphin Shopping Centre - The largest shopping centre in the area with over 100 shops sporting all the best in high street names.
Old Town & Quay - If you want something different to the high street then go down to the areas of the Old Town and the Quay, well known for its array of small and independent retailers.
Poole has a very diverse nightlife scene from cool laid back hangouts to a full on entertainment park packed with attractions, restaurants and bars.
Here are some of its best known places:
Tower Park -The leading entertainment park on the south coast with a water park, bowling alley, bingo hall, casino, cinema and plenty of restaurants. Also offers great students discounts.
BIC - Bournemouth International Centre is the place to go for the top names in music, comedy and entertainment. Big names such as Russell Brand, Diversity, The X Factor and even a global legend like Bob Dylan have graced its stage.
Halo – An atmospheric nightclub built inside a former church. Chill out on the balconies or hit the impressively large dance floor and prepare for the best in R&B, Hip Hop and Dance Music.
The Lost Paradise - Multi award winning late night tiki bar offering the best selection of cocktails for miles around and the chance to dance the night away.
Being a coastal town, Poole offers a great array of water sports from surfing to sailing and water skiing. Poole also offers many ways to keep fit with 50 miles of cycling and walking trails along with sports clubs and gyms.
As you would imagine from a seaside town, Poole has some of the freshest and best quality seafood in the UK, but if fish isn’t your thing, Poole also offers many restaurants and cafes serving great food for all tastes.
Here are a few of the best that won’t break your budget:
Nick the Fish - Rated 5 stars on Google and Trip Advisor and a multiple winner of ‘Best Chip Shop of the Year,’ Nick provides fantastic traditional food at great prices.
Giggi Gelateria - With two locations in Poole and Bournemouth there is no excuse not to try some of the best ice cream on the south coast. Great friendly service and more ice cream flavours than you can imagine.
Roxy’s American Diner – Step back in time to the 1950s and experience American style food at its best. Burgers, fries, hot dogs, pancakes, cheesesteaks, the most amazing milkshakes and floats all at great value for money.
Coffee Junction – Serving the best rated coffee in Poole, this chic coffee shop can give you just the caffeine fix you need. Great prices and a wide selection of locally made food, it’s the perfect place for lunch too.
The Arts & Attractions
The town has a very vibrant art scene where you can catch anything from independent theatre to a major symphonic orchestra. If you fancy getting involved then Poole has many drama, theatre, music, art, and comedy clubs for you to join.
Here are a few of the top venues in the area:
Pavilion Theatre - Built in the 1920s and still the entertainment centre of the town to this day. Get to see everything from West End Shows, Opera and Ballet to Pantomime and Comedy.
Laugh Out Loud –The longest running and best comedy club in the area, get to see many famous comedians, as well as up and coming names.
The Lighthouse –Housing four concert halls, two theatre studios, an independent cinema and art galleries, the light house is the hub for the Arts in Poole.
Both Poole and Bournemouth offer a variety of music venues for a variety of tastes.
Mr Kyps – A hotspot for students and a great reputation for bringing in the best national and underground bands.
Old Fire Station - A unique place that acts as the students union for Bournemouth University, a live music venue and top notch club. Great discounts for students and hosting club nights that cater for every musical taste.
O2 Academy Bournemouth – The O2 brings big name bands, artists and DJs to town. Known as one of the best live music venues in the country.
Poole is a small town so getting around on foot is very easy, but if you want to travel even faster, then the town has great transport links. The bus services are very accessible but Poole also has four train stations which makes getting across the city even easier. There is also a direct line to London so you can visit the capital as often as you like.
If you like your travel a little more international, then Bournemouth Airport is close by and gives you easy access to the rest of the UK and Europe.
Corfe House is located in the centre of Poole so great facilities like the Dolphin Shopping Centre, train stations and the high street are all within a 10 minute walk.
I love living at Snowdon. It’s a really friendly place and the staff are brilliant, they really make it feel like home. The location is great for University, and it's right in the town centre, so I’m never more than a 10 minute walk away from where I need to be.Lawson Okimeji, BEng (Hons) Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering, Glyndwr University