St Davids & City Centre

St Davids covers the City Centre area between the River Exe and New North Road, St David’s Train Station and Western Way /Colleton Hill. The area benefits from all of the amenities, shops and restaurants of the City Centre along with excellent bus and rail links. The majority of the housing is on the outskirts of this area with some modern apartments in the main shopping area of Princesshay. The area suits those who are want to enjoy the benefits of city living.     

There is a variety of types and ages of housing in the area. Modern apartments can be found on Bonhay Road near the river Exe, on New North Road and in the City Centre within Princesshay Shopping Centre. There are also purpose built student flats on Bonhay Road near Exeter St David’s Station while many of the remaining properties in this area are Edwardian Terraces with courtyard gardens with larger Georgian terraces among the properties on St David’s. A variety of character properties are tucked away in the City Centre around the Mint Methodist Church and the 900 year old St Nicholas Priory, while purpose built flats, including a development of retirement apartments, can be found in the area around Bartholomew Street. 

Part of the area is covered by an Article 4 Restriction, which loosely put, prevents any more houses being converted to multiple occupancy properties.




  • Prezzo

    ‘Casual Italian chain restaurant for stone-baked pizzas and classic pastas, plus separate kids' menu’

    202 High St, Exeter, Devon EX4 3EB
    01392 477739

    www.prezzorestaurants.co.uk/restaurant/exeter
  • Chaucers

    ‘A subterranean cellar bar and restaurant on the busy Exeter city centre High Street, decorated with traditional oak beams and flooring, snug alcoves, Chesterfield sofas and romantic lighting’

    223-226 High St, Exeter EX4 6RW
    01392 422365

    www.chaucerspub.co.uk
  • The Plant

    ‘A vegetarian Café, everything is homemade from scratch on site and they focus on using local and organic produce wherever possible’

    1 Cathedral Yard, City Centre, Exeter EX1 1HJ
    01392 428144

    www.exetertrails.co.uk/item/the-plant-cafe
  • The Mill on the Exe

    Bonhay Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 3AB 01392 214464

    ‘A spectacular pub in a beautiful location. With tranquil waterside gardens next to the River. The Mill on the Exe is a great place for drinking, eating, meeting and partying’

    www.millontheexe.co.uk
  • Hub Box

    ‘Really great food made from locally sourced ingredients & supplier's, served in inspiring surroundings’

    183 Sidwell St, Exeter EX4 6RD
    01392 258737

    www.hubbox.co.uk
  • The Conservatory  

    ‘One of Exeter’s most well known and popular restaurants…..the food being of consistently high quality and the surroundings the ideal blend of upmarket sophistication and warmth’

    18 North St, Exeter EX4 3QS
    01392 273858

    www.theconservatoryrestaurant.co.uk
  • Côte Brasserie

    ‘Modern, all-day French brasserie chain, serving regional specialities and traditional classics’

    19-21 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HB
    01392 433406

    www.cote-restaurants.co.uk/cote/restaurant/details/exeter
  • ABode Exeter

    ‘Occupying an 18th-century building overlooking Exeter Cathedral. Enjoy fine dining in ABode Restaurant, light bites and sharing platters in the Café, Bar & Grill or relax with a glass of bubbly in hand in the Champagne Bar’

    Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HD
    01392 319955

    www.abodeexeter.co.uk
  • Al-Farid

    ‘Moroccan Mezzo Bar and Restaurant..…Eat, drink & smoke authentic sheesha’

    3 Cathedral Yard, City Centre, Exeter EX1 1HJ
    01392 494444

    www.alfaridrestaurant.co.uk
  • Nothernhay Gardens

    ‘Located on the northern side of Rougemont Castle. They are the oldest public open space in England, being originally laid out in 1612 as a pleasure walk for Exeter residents’

    Northernhay Gate, Exeter EX4 3QE
    01392 26263

  • Cathedral Green

    ‘A popular flat, green space in the City Centre, it also hosts various events throughout the year such as an annual Craft Fayre and Christmas Market’

    1 The Cloisters, Exeter EX1 1HS

    www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk
  • Exeter Cathedral

    ‘The 800 year old Cathedral is open to visitors, join us for worship, take a guided tour of the Cathedral or roof, attend an event or spend time in our Café’

    The Cloisters, Exeter EX1 1HS

    www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk
  • Fitness First

    ‘Try out the latest training techniques, including our functional Freestyle™ area and a wide selection of group exercise classes at Fitness First Exeter’

    Exeter Devon Gym Fitness First, Tudor St, Exeter EX4 3BR
    0344 571 2861

    www.fitnessfirst.co.uk/gyms/exeter
  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum (Museum of the Year 2012)

    ‘Exeter’s world-class museum has stunning new displays and galleries, fabulous exhibitions and modern amenities. The displays reveal Devon and Exeter’s rich history and global connections. Exotic animals, birds and insects delight children and the world cultures galleries display stunning items from all over the world’

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen St, Exeter EX4 3RX
    01392 265858

    www.rammuseum.org.uk
  • Exeter’s Underground Passages  

    ‘Tours in medieval subterranean passageways that used to transport water under Exeter city centre’

    2 Paris St, Exeter, Devon EX1 1GA
    01392 665887

    www.exeter.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/our-attractions/underground-passages
  • Exeter Community Centre  

    ‘The centre offers a wide variety of spaces for groups or individuals to hire. We aim to provide a community hub for local residents and organisations. We are a social enterprise’

    17 St. Davids Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG
    01392 420549

    www.eccentre.org
  • Exeter Phoenix  

    ‘Multi-use arts venue with film and gig auditorium, gallery spaces, recording studio and a cafe-bar’

    Gandy St, Exeter EX4 3LS
    01392 66708

    www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
  • Exeter Corn Exchange

    ‘The business and entertainment venue in the city centre…with a regular programme of entertainment including concerts, dances and comedy’

    George St, Exeter EX1 1BU
    01392 665866

    www.sites.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange
  • Picture House Cinema

    ‘Mainstream, foreign language, family and classic films, plus live screening events and a bar’

    51 Bartholomew St W, Exeter EX4 3AJ
    0871 902 5730

    www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Exeter_Picturehouse
  • Cathedral Tower Tours

    ‘Climb the stone spiral staircase of the North tower and enjoy the best views in Exeter’

    1 The Cloisters, Exeter EX1 1HS
    01392 285983

    www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk
  • Bike Shed Theatre

    ‘Cultural nightspot showing new works and live gigs in a brick-lined venue with Victorian flagstones’

    162/3 Fore St, Exeter EX4 3AT
    01392 434169

    www.bikeshedtheatre.co.uk
  • The Bike Shed

    ‘Cycles, clothes and accessories in a modern 2-floor store with a workshop and custom wheel building. On site bike fitting services (Specialized BG Fit and Trek Fit Services trained)’

    63 Fore St, Exeter EX4 3AT
    01392 426191

    www.bikesheduk.com/exeter-store
  • The Dinosaur Cafe

    Mediterranean, Turkish food ‘Lovely little cafe - informal and friendly. Service quick, food delicious and great value for money’

    5 New North Rd, Exeter EX4 4HH
    01392 490951

    www.tripadvisor.co.uk
  • Bill's Exeter Restaurant  

    ‘Contemporary European chain dishing up separate breakfast, afternoon tea, lunch and dinner menus’

    32-33 Gandy St, Exeter EX4 3LS
    01392 259227

    www.bills-website.co.uk/restaurants/exeter
  • Exploding Bakery

    ‘We are a wholesale cake bakery, who make traybakes using local and high quality ingredients. Everything is handmade in our open kitchen and cafe in Devon’

    1B Central Crescent, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3S
    01392 427900

    www.explodingbakery.com
  • Gandy Street (Shopping)

    ‘Many consider Gandy Street to be one of the most charming, and interesting streets in Exeter. Just off the High Street, it is lined with bijou gift shops, independent jewellers and a selection of intimate wine bars and restaurants’

    Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3LS

    www.heartofdevon.com/exeter/shopping-areas/castle-quarter
  • The Glorious Art House

    ‘Gorgeous oddity with fabulous selection of hot drinks, cakes and sandwiches…Walls are full of local pieces of art you'll be inspired'

    20 Fore St, Exeter EX4 3JQ
    01392 490060

    www.facebook.com/TheGloriousArtHouse
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