Local Life

Cardiff City Centre almost needs no introduction.

King Edward VII granted Cardiff city status in 1905 and today it’s a thriving and dynamic capital city with a rich cultural heritage, Cardiff City Centre (Canol Dinas Caerdydd) is home to booming businesses and the arts.

Discover the city’s dynamic music, art and theatre scene. Delve into 2,000 years of history in the heart of the city at Cardiff Castle, and explore the wonderful museums. The centre is also home to stunning Bute Park, where you can enjoy a range of activities and fresh air by the River Taff.

There’s a huge array of amenities on your doorstep, with everything from cafés, bars and restaurants to shopping centres and independent boutiques in Victorian arcades.

Well Connected

In the Castle Quarter of the city centre, you’ll find Cardiff Central Market, housed under a Victorian glass roof, with a wonderful selection of local produce and freshly cooked food. The Ivy is a firm favourite for sophisticated dining and a lazy brunch in The Cosy Club blends mansion splendour with village hall eccentricity.

As Wales’ commercial and leisure hub, big-name bands regularly perform at the Cardiff International Arena, as well as the riverside Principality Stadium, the home of national sports teams, including Welsh rugby since 1999, and boasts a retractable roof.

As you’d expect from a city centre, transportation connectivity is excellent. There are two main train stations, Cardiff Central and Queen Street, providing links to towns and cities, including London. You’ll find an extensive bus network here too, along with car parking and access to the M4 and wider road network.