This weeks village spotlight focuses on the sought after location of The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. With one of our branches located near The Pantiles, Batcheller Monkhouse have sold and let many properties in and around the area with their expert experience and local knowledge. If you would like to find out more about The Pantiles, please find some usual information below.
The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells
With spring and summer approaching what better time to visit Tunbridge Wells and the historic Pantiles. The Pantiles was formally known as The Walks and the Parade. The Pantiles is the perfect place to browse in boutique shops and view the well known colonnaded walkway. There are many places to eat and drink, with a lot of establishments offering outdoor seating which makes it a stunning place to visit on a sunny day as it is glorious to sit in the sun watching the passers-by.
The Pantiles hosts a number of events throughout the year, the extremely popular Thursday night Jazz Festivals from May to September, a fortnightly farmers and craft market and a food festival. Experience the hustle and bustle of the Pantiles markets that feature a wide variety of local produce, tasty treats, antiques and artisan crafts, where there is something for everyone at the outside markets that run most weekends throughout the year.
Fun facts about The Pantiles.
The Pantiles came about due to the discovery of a chalybeate spring in 1606.
In 1698 Princess Anne gave £100 to have the Upper Walk paved after her son fell and slipped. Upon discovering that it hadn’t been done on her next visit, she never returned again.
In 1745 Beau Nash established himself as Master of Ceremonies, creating social protocol hence Upper Walks and Lower Walks.