The heart of East Sussex

Welcome to Hastings

Three towns in one. A place where friends and memories are made.

St Leonards-on-sea

To the west of the Hastings seafront, St Leonards is a bohemian area well-known for great little bars and shops.

Hastings Town Centre

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.

Hastings Old Town

With its working fishing beach and iconic black huts, the Old Town is a maze of historic streets where the past meets the present.

ABOUT HASTINGS

Enjoy the best hospitality and fun in the South East

With record-breaking sunshine hours, a history that speaks for itself, and scores of great places to eat, drink and shop, Hastings is a town you might never want to leave.

Getting here

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’.

Hotels and B&Bs

Hastings on Tripadvisor

Pubs and bars

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Restaurants and takeaways

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Music and entertainment

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Shops

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Walks and cycle-rides

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Hastings Business Improvement District in numbers

Businesses

Annual investment

What is Hastings BID?

In 2017 Hastings town centre businesses voted to contribute to a fund that would pay for the things that they felt make a real difference to the town.

From Christmas lights and planting schemes around the town to supporting the big local events that draw in vistors and creating a safer environment for people to shop and enjoy themsleves, the BID spends some £200,000 every year on making Hastings look and feel as good as possible.

COVID business grants secured

Do you want to know more?

THIS IS THE BID

Things we’re great at

We work every day on behalf of local businesses to make Hastings a better place.

A SAFER HASTINGS

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.

PUBLIC ART

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.

EVENTS SUPPORT

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.

SUPPORTING BUSINESSES

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.

The team

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.

John Bownas

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,

YOU

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!

Peter Rolfe

Business Ambassador

Contact us

We are always here to answer questions and listen to ideas

Get in touch

Address:

Rock House, Cambridge Road, Hastings, TN34 1DT

Phone:

07876 390065

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