Cheltenham became a holiday and health town resort in Gloucester after a mineral spring was discovered in 1716. The town also hosts several culture festivals, music festivals and the British steeplechase horse racing. Located in the centre of the town are budgets hotels in Cheltenham with different prices to suit everyone. However, the town has managed to maintain its local green space to avoid further urban sprawl.
Cheltenham has a number of theatres where people can watch films but it is only Cineworld in the Brewery, a commercial cinema that shows movies regularly. Meanwhile, a new 5-screen cinema will be built in the vacant space in the Regent Arcade that used to be the home of British Home Stores.
The Cheltenham Film Festival is scheduled to be launched on May 25, 2019 by Cheltenham Film Trust. Five days of red-carpet events will be held across Montpellier, the Brewery, the Promenade and High Street. The film festival hopes to attract worldwide attention to Cheltenham as a centre for cinema.
The British Home Stores closed last August 2016 after 31 years of trading in Cheltenham. It used to be located at one end of the arcade between the Ormond Place entrance and southern end of Regent Street.
In order to improve the part of the centre that faces Regent Street, outline planning permitted 3 restaurants, a rooftop bar and leisure facility in the basement. Detailed plans were also submitted for the redevelopment of the former BHS space into 55,000 square feet of mixed use development that will be centredon the cinema and the three restaurants.
Once all the plans are approved, the southern end of Regent Street will be opened to commercial activity. It is also expected to boost the footfall in the surrounding areas and support evening economy. Connectivity for pedestrians on Regent Street and the Promenade will also be improved.
Great value for money can be enjoyed at the budget hotels in Cheltenham with its innovative design and great customer service. The hotel is an ideal place for business or leisure travellers who are looking for a well deserved short break. Book directly through the hotel website for short break offers and promotions.