The UK’s 50th city, Preston exploded in popularity during the Industrial Revolution, becoming a Victorian powerhouse centred around textiles. That Victorian heritage looms large in the city, from the Harris Museum and Art Gallery to the Miller shopping arcade, while the city itself dates back to the Roman conquest and even the Ice Age. Factor in its historic football team and bustling entertainment, nightlife and eating out options, and you’ll never be left wondering what to do in Preston. With no fewer than six hotels in Preston, you’ll be right at the heart of the action when staying with us.
Things to do in Preston
Preston has a rich cultural scene, the pinnacle of which is the excellent Harris Museum and Art Gallery, which showcases a truly diverse range of exhibits. Alongside there are plenty of other museums and theatres, as well as an exciting calendar of annual events to entice visitors of all ages and interests to the city.
The Preston Guildhall Charter and Theatre dominates the city’s entertainment sphere: one that offers food, drink and high-class action spanning live music, stand-up comedy and plays. Factor in one of the oldest football teams in England, a range of cinemas and live music venues, and you have a truly bustling city.
Places to eat
Dine out at over 400 different restaurants in Preston, spanning dozens of cuisines. We’ve rounded up our favourite places to eat in the city, including Thai street food, expansive Indian restaurants and an impressive range of Mediterranean outlets.