Whether you’re in need of some refreshment, retail therapy or a snapshot of the culture, we’ve rounded up the most exciting places to visit in St Peter Port.
Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery
Open all year, this recently refurbished museum and gallery is a real gem. Enter through the gift shop into a central atrium and choose where to start exploring from a series of doors tempting you in all directions. The art gallery boasts fantastic pieces by local artists with some gorgeous landscapes that you’ll recognise from your time around Guernsey and the neighbouring islands. The timeline through painting periods will take you on a journey of discovery and with too many pieces to fit on the walls, be sure to check out the pull out displays below. There’s also a kid’s discovery centre if you have little ones in tow. You could easily while away a couple of hours here, particularly if you stop for a drink in the café with views over the garden.
For a quirky café with an al fresco option you won’t find much better than this pavement café. Situated in Market Square, it’s packed with personality. Where else would you see Paddington Bear popping out from a vintage first aid kit? Many of which adorn the quietly different walls of this establishment.
The Red Post Box
Those of you from the UK won’t think there’s anything remarkable about a red post box. But, this is Guernsey’s only one; all the others on the island are blue! Take a walk by and pop your postcards into this iconic box on Union Street.
Old Government House Hotel
Indulge in a spot of afternoon tea at Guernsey's only 5-star hotel, steeped in history and with stunning views of St Peter Port. Afternoon tea is served in the Sir John Coward Lounge and, weather permitting, outdoors in The Olive Grove or in the hotel's garden. Be sure to save room for their delicious scones served with the finest Guernsey cream.
If you’re after some gifts for the folks back home, check out this shop specialising in sustainable materials. Although you won’t find the typical holiday souvenirs here, you will find lovingly painted servingware and beautifully crafted fabrics.
Ben Le Prevost Chocolatier
For a beautiful gift that’s good enough to eat, Ben Le Prevost in Mill Street delivers stunning and elegant chocolate. This artisan chocolatier produces creations that will delight and amaze the senses.
National Trust shop museum
Heading into 26 Cornet Street is like taking a step back in time. This building, which is the oldest building in the Port dating back over 200 years, can be entered through an old general store. Take a moment to see how many products you recognise from yesteryear. There’s a lovely display of a sitting room which has been kept exactly how it would have been in 1990.
If you’re seeking out a laid-back spot with beautiful views, the potential for abundant sunshine and the odd shady spot, you’ve just found it. Their menu offering includes some generous portions of Thai street food which is very reasonably priced considering the location. You’ll find tourists and locals mingling here with it being a popular spot for after-work drinks.