Hoole Area Guide

Guide to Hoole

Hoole is a suburb on the north eastern outskirts of Chester, and home to over 4,200 residents. Nicknamed ‘Notting Hoole’, it is characterised by its community businesses and independent bohemian spirit. It is home to many terraced properties with old fashioned Victorian and Edwardian charm as well as an award-winning shopping district. Although it is only a short walk from the city centre, Hoole has always offered more of a relaxed village feel, with several trendy options for retail, food and drink.

Best streets to live

As a residential area, Hoole is home to many students and other house sharers. The best-known student accommodation can be found on Brook Street, Ermine Road, St Anne Street and Black Diamond Street.

Local amenities

Hoole has gained a unique reputation as a hub of independent boutiques, eclectic food shops, delis, fishmongers, yoga centres, hairdressers, cocktail bars and cafes. The main shopping streets are Charles Street and Faulkner Street, the latter a winner of the Great British High Street award whilst The Faulkner pub once won Best Food Pub at the Star Pub Awards.
Alexandra Park is a popular open space featuring bowling greens, tennis courts and the Coronation Playing Fields. In the evenings, there are a wide number of places to eat and drink on Faulkner Street and Brook Street, such as Istanbul BBQ, which offers home-made pizzas and kebabs. It is situated around the corner from The Live Rooms and Chester Train Station.
There are also local events taking place throughout the year, including the May Festival and the Community BBQ. Other seasonal favourites include bonfire night and the Hoole Christmas lights.

Transport and travel

Hoole starts at the Hoole Railway Bridge and continues up Hoole Road to the Hoole Hall roundabout. It is also very close to Chester city centre and is within easy reach of the M53 and M56 motorways. For students, it is just a short journey to the Kingsway Campus. Further away, Parkgate Road campus is a 25-minute walk along the canal whilst Riverside and Queens Park campuses are 30 minutes away. A 25-minute bus ride from the Parkgate campus will take you to the Thornton Science Park.

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