To the west of the Hastings seafront, St Leonards is a bohemian area well-known for great little bars and shops.
Here is where you will find the pier, the White Rock Theatre, and tonnes of great places to shop and have fun – day and night.
With its working fishing beach and iconic black huts, the Old Town is a maze of historic streets where the past meets the present.
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What will you do in Hastings today?
Are you here for a day, a long weekend, or longer? Here’s what you need to know about Hastings and ‘1066 country’.
Hastings Business Improvement District in numbers
Things we’re great at
We work every day on behalf of local businesses to make Hastings a better place.
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Love Hastings runs ‘Business Watch’, incorporating ShopWatch and BarWatch for the daytime and night time economies. We are nationally accredited and work closely with the council and the police to keep Hastings safe for businesses and visitors alike.
We are investing more and more of our money into public art projects that will leave a lasting legacy in the town. These include large scale wall murals and printed artwork in the station and and bus stops and other locations around the town – all created by local artists.
The Business Improvement District puts money and time into many annual and one-off events each year – all of which bring vibrancy and colour to the town – as well as attracting thousands of extra visitors.
From free or subsidised training sessions through to lobbying for funding during the COVID crisis – or simply making the town look great with Christmas lights, flowers, and freshly painted railings, the BID is on the side of local businesses.
Here’s who to look out for around the town…
John is equally happy taking an active part in negotiating with the Council for a better deal for the town as he is wielding a paintbrush to tidy up a tatty bollard.
Manager and general all-rounder
It’s a team effort – so if you are a business in Hastings help us to help you by being a part of our mission to make the town the best it can be,
Every business in Hastings
Peter is the friendly face of the town – always to be found on patrol looking for people to help or for things that need to be fixed. He’s a genuine asset to Hastings!
We are always here to answer questions and listen to ideas