Seating and dining areas have been popping up in York since outdoor hospitality has re-opened, giving tourists, and locals, the opportunity to enjoy our city in a new way.
The York Bid, in partnership with the council have created the additional seating areas, so that people have somewhere to sit and enjoy their meals when using local takeaways.
But it is not just about providing takeaway businesses with seating opportunities for their customers, families, couples, households can also bring their own food and drink, the seating is for everyone.
As highlighted previously in Social Vision News, with a distinct lack of seating for our older and disabled citizens to feel catered for in the centre, the new areas will be a huge bonus for anyone wanting to rest their legs in the city, too.
The York Bid have not just installed 60 benches, they have added 12 tree filled barrels, 31 floral divides, 48 grass cubes and 6 grass animals in various city centre areas, making the seating fun, inviting and bee-friendly as well, a really nice touch.
You won’t be able to miss the fun space outside the Art Gallery, but there are also great sitting/eating opportunities at College Green, Duncombe Place, Exhibition Square, Esplanade, The Coppergate Centre, New Street, City Screen Riverside and Waterstones.
There are also some fun hidden-away areas. Check out Lund’s Court and Explore Library lawn.