Front Street, Hamilton Bermuda
Front Street is the main arterial street of Hamilton City. It runs alongside the Hamilton Harbor
and offers great view of the harbor from several sections.
The first thing you will notice here is the row of pastel colored buildings designed in typical colonial architecture. There are many upscale retail shops housed in these buildings that sell jewelry, clothing, liquor, crystals, and so much more.
Front Street - Hamilton, Bermuda
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Some of the best Restaurants and Bars
are located on Front Street. There are many commercial establishments like banks and insurance companies that are also located here.
Some of the flagship retail stores on Front Street includes the large departmental store Brown & Co., English Sports Shop offering upscale and traditional Bermuda dress wears, Gosling Brothers selling the popular Gosling's rum and other liquor products.
Go through Shopping in Hamilton
to get complete information about the stores on Front Street as well as in other parts of Hamilton and what they offer.
I would suggest that you also explore the narrow alleyways that lead off the Front Street. You can find some amazing stuff at small stores lining the alleyways.
For eaxmple, walk down the narrow lanes like Chancery Lane, Bermuda House Lane, or the other walkways leading out from Front Street.
You can find a number of small shops selling collectibles like gifts and souvenirs or locally designed art and crafts, or small restaurants offering local seafood.
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A great experience here is to dine at one the restaurants on Front Street, preferably on one which has a balcony overlooking the street and the harbor.
As you take a balcony seat, you can watch people and all the activities on the street below and get a wonderful view of the harbor with many boats anchored on it.
There is a cruise ship port on Front Street. Smaller ships sometimes call this port. During the cruise-ship season, the Front Street often becomes quite crowded when a ship is docked here.
During the high season and particularly in the evenings, Front Street is the place where many tourists hang around eating, drinking, shopping and enjoying.
During the summer months, a popular street festival known as Harbor Nights
is held on Front Street on every Wednesday evenings. Front Street gets closed to vehicular traffic.
The entire street bustles with great festive activities including live music and dance. Local vendors set up stalls on the street and sell fresh local food as well as art and craft, trinkets and souvenirs.
Harbor Nights on Front Street
Performers like the Gombey Dancers showcase Bermudian dance culture. There is face painting for kids, and lot more. The street gets illuminated with colorful lights.
The main ferry terminal of Bermuda, known as Hamilton Ferry Terminal, is located at the western end of Front Street. You can get ferry connections to various places in the island including to the docks at Royal Naval Dockyard, Southampton, Warwick, Paget, etc.
The Visitors Information Center
is located on Front Street and next to the ferry terminal. Here you will get maps, brochures, guided tours and transport passes.
1) Check out Hamilton Bermuda
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