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Plan Your Trip

How to get to the Cheltenham Design Festival, where to stay, and where it’s all happening…

Where to stay

Queens Hotel Cheltenham

Queens Hotel

Steeped in history, the Queens Hotel boasts a lavish Palladian-style edifice, coupled with Greek and Roman influences, forming a unique part of the famous Georgian spa town of Cheltenham. The hotel’s royal roots offer guests a unique insight into this opulent era for a truly memorable experience.

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Malmaison

Malmaison

The majestic white building of Malmaison’s hotel in Cheltenham looks right at home just around the corner from the serene Montpellier Gardens, with the restaurant boasting a glass conservatory ‘Garden Room’ and beautiful terrace. Although the hotel rests in the very heart of Cheltenham, you’ll instantly feel the calm and privacy of this sensitively-converted but utterly modern villa and surrounding grounds.

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Hotel du Vin

Hotel du Vin

Hotel du Vin features 49 distinctive rooms and suites, each with a huge hand-sprung mattress, delightfully soft Egyptian cotton bed linen, and a deep roll-top bath or monsoon shower. Discover a world of fine wines in the Laroche wine tasting room, or sip your favourite in the bar with friends. Tuck into lovingly prepared seasonal fare in our trademark Bistro, or dine al fresco.

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Premier Inn Cheltenham

Premier Inn

Premier Inn’s most central Cheltenham hotel, close to all the action of Cheltenham Design Festival.

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Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn

A modern hotel set in amid the splendour of a historic market town. With 132 spacious contemporary rooms, the Holiday Inn Express is the ideal base in Cheltenham for both business and leisure.

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Our home for Cheltenham Design Festival 2019

Parabola Arts Centre

Parabola Rd
Cheltenham
GL50 3AA

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How to get here

By road

Cheltenham is situated on the A40 and just off theM5 (junctions 10, 11, and 11a). For more information on parking, visit cheltenham.gov.uk/parking

By rail

The Parabola Arts Centre is a 20-minute walk from Cheltenham Spa Railway Station, which is on the National Rail network nationalrail.co.uk

By bus

The Parabola Arts Centre is just a five-minute walk from Cheltenham Bus Station, which is on the National Express network nationalexpress.com

Where to eat

Here are some of our favourite recommendations for lunch.

The Scandinavian Coffee Pod

The Scandinavian Coffee Pod is a speciality coffee bar in the heart of Cheltenham. They ethically and carefully source seasonal coffee beans from the world’s finest farms.

Royal Well Pl,
Cheltenham
GL50 3QD

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Save 10% on food and drinks when you show your festival lanyard

The Sandwich Box

The Sandwich Box, established in Cheltenham, has been a family run business for nearly 40 years. They produce home cooked seasonally aware food with no preservatives & your health in mind.

3 Imperial Square
Cheltenham
GL50 1QB

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Paparritos

Paparritos is a Mexican cantina who aims to provide a healthier alternative, that’s quick, tasty and individually made up for each customer.

214-216 High Street
Cheltenham
GL50 3HF

O’Hara’s

Situated in the heart of Cheltenham, O’Hara’s Coffee House offers unique blends of ethical coffee, lunchtime meals and delicious snacks.

35 St George’s Pl
Cheltenham
GL50 3LA

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Archie’s

Located on Montpellier Terrace, Archie’s is a delightful dog-centred cafe, serving salads, sandwiches and delicious cakes, as well as offering an extensive range of teas and coffees.

6 Rotunda Terrace
Montpellier Street
Cheltenham
GL50 1SW

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Koj

We are pioneering a #NOsushi Japanese dining experience in the UK, opening up a new cuisine to anyone put off by raw fish but delighting Japanophiles who know that there is so much more to this cuisine.
A small, informal dining room with open kitchen creates the atmosphere for socialising over Japanese grazing dishes and drinks.

3 Regent Street
Cheltenham
GL50 1HE

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Get 10% discount on bookings before 7:30pm using the discount code CDF10 (BOOKING RECOMMENDED)

Tickets now available!

Buy your tickets now and secure your place at this year’s design festival.

Tickets now available!

Buy your tickets now and secure your place at this year’s design festival.