Friargate

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Friargate
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Friargate is a shopping and dining destination in the area of Preston. With an array of independent shops and places to eat and drink, including several contemporary pubs and bars, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

From traditional second-hand book shops to bohemian cafés and international restaurants, this bustling street connects the city centre to the University of Central Lancashire, creating a vibrant student atmosphere.

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Opening Hours

  • MondayOpen 24 hours
  • TuesdayOpen 24 hours
  • WednesdayOpen 24 hours
  • ThursdayOpen 24 hours
  • FridayOpen 24 hours
  • SaturdayOpen 24 hours
  • SundayOpen 24 hours

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on near Friargate

Where to go near Friargate

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Park
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