A little bit of history
Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson wrote The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde whilst staying at Westbourne.
Need to know
The Metropolis Art Gallery on Seamoor Road has exhibited work by many important artists including Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Johnny Yeo and Banksy.
Westbourne has its own Victorian shopping arcade where you'll find a number of boutiques, Westbourne Hardware and DIY store as well as the traditional newsagents shop Fair Trader.
Westbourne is also home to many independent shops including the gift store Number 83. Parachute Fruit & Veg is a local favourite and Badger and Bumble stock organic produce.
Peter Trebles is a fantastic family butchers that sells everything from organic chicken to more exotic tastes such as crocodile meat. Seafood lovers should make their way to the corner of Seamoor Road every Tuesday, where our mobile fishmonger sells local fish and shellfish fresh from the sea.
Shoppers are also well-catered for in Bournemouth and Poole. Both boast many popular large chains and interesting independents, whilst the latter is also home to Dorset's largest indoor shopping centre.
THE STUNNING SCENERY AND CLIFF TOP VIEWS OF LOCAL AWARD-WINNING BEACHES ONLY ADD TO OUR AREA'S CHARM.