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48 Hours in Eastbourne (Day 2)

We've got another jammed packed day from exploring Eastbourne's culture to toe-tapping music at the Bandstand.



Start your morning with a stroll along Eastbourne's Victorian Pier. One of the finest examples of a Victorian Pier with a new walkway since the fire of 2014. Eastbourne Pier has a variety of shops, a chippy, Waterfront cafe/bar, a nightclub and fantastic views of the English Channel.

The 901 Jazz bar at the end of the pier is the perfect place to sit down and relax with a beverage open daily from 11.30am with monthly live entertainment.
Eastbourne Pier

Eastbourne Pier has a variety of shops, a chippy, cafe, tea rooms, Atlantis nightclub, fishing and fantastic views of the English Channel.

Grand Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3EL

tel: 01323 410466

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Carpet Gardens

The famous Carpet Gardens are the centrepiece of Eastbourne's Promenade. Don't miss the vibrant displays of bedding plants, special planting features, cactus displays and fountains.



Whether art tickles your fancy, we have the Towner Art Gallery showcasing exhibitions of Eastbourne’s culture from modern and contemporary art as well as international work. Check the Towner website, for current exhibitions.

Once you've soaked in all the exhibitions, treat yourself to a much needed coffee. Urban Ground coffee shop is situated inside the gallery which is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a coffee from Union Hand Roasted beans.

Lovely homemade food and local coffee

Urban Ground at Towner Art Gallery is the perfect spot to relax, meet friends, and enjoy a delicious Direct Trade coffee made from Union Hand Roasted beans.Treat yourself to a freshly prepared light lunch or a slice of homemade cake

Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4JJ

tel: 01323 434670



For the afternoon, how about taking a walk into Eastbourne's popular Arndale Centre for a spot of shopping. With a large variety of shops to choose from, you will be sure to shop til you drop! Want something a bit more quaint? take a walk to The Enterprise Centre situated near Eastbourne station for a variety of independent boutique shops and eateries.

If you're looking for some old style antique shops, we've got you covered! Situated on Grove Road and South Street, a stones throw away from the town centre we have Little Chelsea.
The Beacon

With 80 shops and stores under one roof, the Centre attracts shoppers from all over the south east as well as regular customers from Eastbourne and the surrounding areas.

Terminus Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3NW

tel: 01323 643431

Yummy Noodle Bar

Relaxed oriental eatery in the Enterprise Centre. Modelled upon the ramen bars of Japan and noodle kitchens of China. We offer authentic oriental recipies from Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, China and Japan.

Unit 52 The Enterprise Centre, Station Parade, Eastbourne, 01323 639800, TBC

tel: 01323 639800


Authentic Thai cuisine located in the Enterprise Centre in town. Wide array of dishes to choose from it is the perfect place to eat, relax & enjoy!

Enterprise Shopping Centre, Station Parade, Eastbourne, BN21 1BE

tel: 01323 643889

Little Chelsea

Charming and quaint old Victorian shopping streets of Little Chelsea, on the outskirts of Eastbourne town centre. Features independent shops including antiques, books, cafes, boutiques and interiors.

Grove Road & South Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4QA

tel: 01323 415415



Time for some dinner, have a mooch into Eastbourne's town centre where you will find a variety of independent and branded restaurants to suit everyone's taste buds. From tapas at Flamenco, delicious Italian at Pomodoro e Mozarella to traditional Fish and Chips at Qualisea.

In the evening, sit and relax to some live music in Eastbourne’s well preserved 1930's Bandstand with weekly tribute acts throughout the Summer season. Maybe going to the theatre is more your thing? Showcasing a variety of different shows throughout the year, our glorious Victorian theatres are a must visit!
An Evening at Eastbourne Bandstand

Eastbourne is proud of its well preserved 1930's bandstand. Here you can enjoy a variety of concerts from Tribute Bands and 1812 Firework Concerts to Military Bands

Grand Parade, Eastbourne, BN21 3AD

tel: 01323 410611

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Pomodoro e Mozarella

Try one of our pizza’s in the lively atmosphere of our restaurant or something else from our large and comprehensive menu of over one hundred home made dishes

Speciality: Italian Food

23-24 Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne, BN214NS

tel: 01323 733800


Local fish and chip restaurant located on Terminus Road, just a short walk from the Seafront. Serving both British fish and chips alongside other dishes, eat in or takeaway and enjoy on the beautiful beaches of Eastbourne.

189 Terminus Road, Eastbourne, 01323 725203, TBC

tel: 01323 725203


Traditional Spanish Tapas Restaurant with over 50 Tapas dishes and a wide selection of Spanish wines, brandies, liquors, all served in authentic surroundings. Bienvenidos.

8 Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4NN

tel: 01323 641444

The Victorian Devonshire Park Theatre

Small Victorian theatre featuring a packed programme of dramatic plays, thrillers, comedies and an annual pantomime.

Compton Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4BW

tel: 01323 412 000 

Royal Hippodrome Theatre

The Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Road, opened in 1883 as the New Theatre Royal and Opera House, having been granted a Royal Patent by the Prince of Wales.

106-114 Seaside Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3PF

tel: 01323 802020




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