Focus on: Belfast
As part of our series exploring the neighbourhoods where our flexible workspaces are located, we’re taking a look around the area of our Belfast office…
If you’re looking for a coworking environment in the heart of Northern Ireland’s capital, then our bright and airy Belfast workspace is the perfect choice.
This flexible workspace offers monthly memberships, as well as coworking and touchdown space. These offices are perfect for your start-up or growing business. Enjoy a thriving entrepreneurial community fuelled by great ideas – and unlimited high-quality bean-to-cup coffee machines.
Belfast offers a stunning range of restaurants, shops, coffee houses and bars – all nestled among distinctive architecture, so it’s no surprise that it was recently voted one of the best places to visit by Lonely Planet readers.
Birthplace of the Titanic
Belfast is bubbling over with history. Maritime buffs and fans of the 1997 epic blockbuster Titanic will be thrilled to learn this is where the ‘unsinkable’ boat was built. Belfast’s Queen’s Island is now home to the ‘Titanic Experience’ – a visitor attraction that is possibly the closest you can get to walking the halls of the famously doomed ship.
The murals of Belfast
The history and culture of Belfast is beautifully, and often starkly, told through is many murals. There are thousands of stunning murals and incredible artwork all over the city – each one telling its own story of the rich culture and history of this incredible city.
There are hundreds of coffee shops peppered around the capital. From the impressive National Grande Café, which used to be the National Bank headquarters – to The Pocket, which is a quaint little coffee house opposite Queen’s University’s main campus that brims over with charm (and deliciously roasted beans).
Spoilt for culinary choice
Belfast is a bustling port famous for its seafood, so you can look forward to fresh fish all year round. Head to Molly’s Yard for the best of the city’s local produce, paired with beers from its very own microbrewery.
For cocktails, visit Made In Belfast – as well as incredible drinks, you’ll find a mixed menu offering curries and vegan pizzas.
The city also boasts scores of Michelin-rated restaurants to choose from. With experiences such as OX Belfast, Eipic and Home on your doorstep, you’ll have plenty of places to treat clients (and yourself).
Fantasy fans will be in their element
Not only was epic HBO TV series Game of Thrones filmed in Belfast, but CS Lewis was born in Belfast and his famous descriptions of The Chronicles of Narnia were inspired by his homeland.
If you’re a fan, or just fancy a lunchtime stroll, you can take the CS Lewis Trail, which snakes you around the city to places such as C.S. Lewis Square – with its Narnia-inspired sculptures – and 47 Dundela Avenue – where a blue plaque marks the writer’s birthplace.
Drama and music
But Belfast isn’t just about literary heroes. If you’re keen for a night at the theatre, then Belfast’s Grand Opera House is just the ticket. According to the Theatres Trust, the “magnificent auditorium is probably the best surviving example in the United Kingdom of the oriental style applied to theatre architecture”.
The theatre offers a range of shows – including plays, musicals and comedies.
If you enjoy a drink after work, you’ll be in your element. Belfast has it all – from historic pubs to trendy bars, there’s something for everyone. Head to the Cathedral Quarter for the best bars. There you’ll find Bootleggers, which is one of the more unusual Belfast boozers. It’s a prohibition-theme bar with a whole host of specialised gin and whiskey cocktails, as well as craft beers and delicious burgers.
If you’re a fan of live music, The Dirty Onion is the place to go. It offers entertainment seven nights a week – with a focus on authentic traditional Irish music. Plus, it’s housed in one of Belfast’s oldest buildings.
Find out how your business can become part of this vibrant location right in the centre of the city. With high-speed WiFi throughout, check out our Belfast location for great value, bright, airy and modern workspaces.
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