For many the Christmas & New Year break is a long distant memory and being back at work, wintery weather and dark nights can leave you feeling a little blue. But fear not the Exeter Business Improvement District have put together their top tips to combat the so called January blues.
This is the perfect guide for anyone looking to brighten up the New Year.
Already shopped ‘till you dropped at the sales? Why not treat yourself with a pamper session at one the many Spas in Exeter including Haven Day Spa located in the Guildhall and Purity Boutique & Spa located on the Cathedral Green. Both offer a wide range of treatments from indulgent massages and facials to pick me up manicures and pedicures.
Haven Day Spa: 01392 221212 |www.thehavenspa.co.uk
Purity Boutique & Spa: 01392 420027 | www.purity-skincare.com
2. Get the latest gear and get active
Each year one of the top New Year resolutions is to get fit, well surely that means you need a new workout wardrobe. Whether you’re a runner or a gym bunny head over to Sweatshop and Superdry in Princesshay where they have all the latest looks to make you feel your best when exercising.
Sweatshop: 0034 3325682 | www.sweatshop.co.uk
Superdry: 01392 214005 | www.superdry.com
3. Learn something new
Home to a million thoughts the RAMM tells the story of Exeter & Devon from pre-historic to present, as well as an interesting programme of events and exhibitions.. Next stop the cathedral where you can immerse yourself in the history and life of one of the most beautiful cathedrals in England. Or why not try one of the many short courses available at Exeter College? Evening courses cover a wide range of subjects from art lessons to yoga, not forgetting assertiveness training, Polish language and Ukulele!
Exeter Cathedral: 01392 255573 | www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery: 01392 265858| www.rammuseum.org.uk/
Exeter College: 01392 400500 | www.exeter-coll.ac.uk
4. Dine out
Thai, Tapas or Burger? Exeter has plenty of each, visit Jasmine Thai on Fore Street, Forn on Mary Arches Street or Hubbox on Sidwell Street, each offer fantastic menus with fresh homemade flavours with something to satisfy all tastes. Perfect for a mid-week date night.
Jasmine Thai: 01392 689988 | www.jasmine-thai.co.uk
Forn: 01392 259950 | www.fornexeter.co.uk
5. Try out a new cocktail
This is a great excuse to get together with friends and catch up whilst sampling the latest creations! Exeter has a great selection of cocktail bars where you can try out the latest tipple from Dalquris & Cosmos to mocktails The Monkey Suit in Sidwell Street and Hatts Bar on Gandy Street both have options for everyone!
The Monkey Suit: 01392 431420 | www.themonkeysuit.co.uk
Hatts Bar: 01392 434184 | www.hattsbarandrestaurant.co.uk
6. See a show
Theatre, comedy, gigs? Exeter has a number of venues that showcase some amazing acts so why not see something new this winter? The Phoenix on Gandy Street and The Bike Shed Theatre on Fore Street both have a jam packed line up of entertainment for the next few months, go check it out.
7. Brighten up your home
Fancy a facelift for your home? Chandni Chowk on Cathedral Close is full of handmade comfy cushions and cosy throws in an array of vibrant colours and fabrics to update your living room or stock up on some new gadgets & utensils for the kitchen at the Cook Shop in the Guildhall.