Get a spring in your step with lots to discover in King’s Lynn

Spring is in the air, our doors are open and we’re thrilled to welcome you back. The latest stage of the unlocking plan has seen many non-essential retailers, salons, barbers and other businesses reopen, with pubs, cafes and restaurants serving customers outdoors. There’s so much to choose from in King’s Lynn you’ll be spoilt for choice.

We’ve missed you! It’s wonderful to see the town bustling with activity and chatter. Now is the time to get to know King’s Lynn all over again. You will see some familiar faces in your favourite businesses where you can enjoy the great products and services you know and love.

With such a variety of retail, beauty and food businesses in King’s Lynn town centre, you might also like to discover something new. Whatever you do on your visit you can be assured of a warm welcome.

Discover King’s Lynn this Spring

Get ready to dine alfresco in King’s Lynn

Who’s hungry? You’re in for a treat! King’s Lynn is choc-full of cafes, restaurants and pubs serving a wide range of tasty food from world cuisine to traditional British fayre. When it comes to food and drink in King’s Lynn, there is something for everyone, from national food and drink chains to locally owned businesses.

The good news is that a lot of our cafes and restaurants have created new outside dining areas so that you can enjoy a coffee, drink, lunch or snack in the sunshine. Many have patio heaters, so you won’t get chilly!

You can savour your favourite tipple and a meal once again at your King’s Lynn restaurant of choice. A coffee shop or cafe is the ideal pit stop for busy shoppers.

Those who enjoy dining with a view should head to the Tuesday Market Place, Saturday Market Place or the Quayside where the historic buildings tell of King’s Lynn’s rich heritage.

Don’t forget that lots of pubs, restaurants and cafes still serve takeaway food if you would prefer to eat at home or on the go. The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk has installed new picnic style seating on Tuesday Market Place and King’s Staithe Square so you can enjoy it there.

Check out our Discover Local page for details of premises with outdoor spaces. Bon appetit!

Get some retail therapy in King’s Lynn

Shopping online is convenient but there’s no substitute for the bricks and mortar experience combined with expert advice and a friendly welcome from retail staff. You can now enjoy some long awaited retail therapy in King’s Lynn town centre.

Let’s face it, we’ve all lived in loungewear for the past year. Maybe it’s time to treat yourself to a new look. Whatever your preference, on-trend fashion or timeless style, you’ll find something to suit in King’s Lynn shops. Big name high street stores such as H&M, Marks & Spencer, Monsoon, New Look, Primark and River Island sit side by side with independent clothing boutiques such as Designs and Ikon.

You might want to stock up on outdoor entertaining essentials for your garden or picnics in the park. Go to Argos, Sainsbury’s or TK Maxx for crockery, throws, outdoor furniture and more. A string of lights will add a magical touch to your outdoor space. You can shop in store or online.

Date for the diary! At Discover King’s Lynn we are excited about the return of the monthly Farmers’ Market on Saturday 8 May, held on Saturday Market Place. The market gives residents and visitors the opportunity to meet local traders and experience some fantastic local produce. See our What’s On page for future dates.

Get those lockdown locks sorted!

Social media has been awash with before and after pictures of lockdown locks finally getting much needed attention from a professional. No more DIY disasters!

From haircuts and highlights to manicures and waxing, we’ve all been desperate to get our hair and beauty fix. We hope last month’s Discover King’s Lynn Virtual Beauty Week helped but there’s nothing like an in-person consultation.

How we’ve missed our King’s Lynn hair and beauty experts. Your favourite salon is now ready to welcome you back safely and provide you with expert services from top to toe. Go on, pamper yourself with King’s Lynn hair and beauty.

Get the support you need from King’s Lynn professional services

King’s Lynn professional services firms provide much needed support for businesses and individuals.

Whenever you need estate agents, solicitors, accountants or business advisors, expert advice is available when it matters most.

Whether you want to move house, set up a power of attorney or sort your finances, look no further than professional services firms in King’s Lynn.

With a wealth of expertise on your doorstep there’s no need to go further afield.

King’s Lynn is a must for heritage buffs and culture vultures

Museums, cinemas and theatres are due to open soon and have been greatly missed. King’s Lynn is a must for heritage and culture enthusiasts with its galleries, museums, cinemas and theatre.

GroundWork Gallery is open and has a new exhibition, Japan Water. Check the gallery website for opening times.

While you’re counting down the days to the reopening of all our venues, you can still enjoy heritage in King’s Lynn by taking in the sights in the town centre.

You will see a number of historic buildings including the iconic Custom House overlooking the Quay built in 1683, and Thoresby College dating from medieval times.

Shoppers in New Conduit Street will see a life-size bronze statue of King John, who according to legend, lost the crown jewels in the Wash on 12 October 1216.

If you enjoy a meal or a drink outside by the Quayside, reminders of King’s Lynn’s rich maritime heritage are all around from the merchants’ houses to the Hanseatic Warehouse. There’s a story around every corner in King’s Lynn. If you’re eating in one of the many new outdoor dining areas, you’re sure to see something of interest.

Need some inspiration?

Plan your visit on our website, connect with us on social media and sign up for the latest news.

Rest assured that King’s Lynn businesses are working hard to ensure that it’s safe so that you can enjoy your visit.

For business opening times and details of adapted services visit Discover Local.

We look forward to welcoming you to King’s Lynn soon!

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