What’s On in Exeter

Find out What's On In Exeter, Restaurants, Shopping, Sightseeing, Sports, Events, Nightclubs, Places to stay, Hotels in Exeter, with our comprehensive website. Whether you live in Exeter, are visiting or looking to move here, you will be able to find places to stay, the best places to eat and drink, properties to buy or rent, local news & events, activities for the whole family, unique places to shop, beautiful scenic locations, historic landmarks, city centre entertainment, attractions and more!

What’s on in Exeter

~Things To See and Do, Activities, Where to Eat, Where to Stay in Exeter~

Whether you’re looking for things to do in Exeter such as events and attractions or are planning where to stay in Exeter, you’ll find everything you need for your Exeter holiday on What's On In Exeter.com.

Attractions and Places to Visit in Exeter

Attractions and Places to Visit in Exeter

Exeter is a beautiful city of stunning architecture, history and culture. Head into Cathedral Green and discover a wonderful ring of charming historic buildings, which today house a diverse variety of art galleries, book shops, antique stores and pubs which appear to have been frozen in time. The area has in the large part remained practically unchanged in over a century.

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Places to stay in Exeter

Places to Stay in Exeter

If you are looking for a luxury break, Exeter has a great selection of top quality hotels, or if you prefer to stay somewhere smaller and more intimate, there are plenty of conveniently located B&Bs and Guest houses to choose from.

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Sports and Activities

Sports and Activities

Exeter is location on the River Exe, surrounded by countryside and close to the coast, lends itself perfectly to outdoor activities, such as walking, cycling and watersports. There is also plenty to do out of season, with the south west's largest indoor climbing wall just one of many indoor activities in the city.

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~Things to do in Exeter, Activities and Attractions in Exeter~

~Food and Drinks in Exeter~

Exeter is enjoying a food and drink revolution with more and more great eating establishments and international menus. It has been voted one of the top places to eat out in the UK, by Which Good Food Guide. There are cafes and tea shops in charming historic buildings, restaurants and bistros with great views and independent restaurants serving top quality Devon produce. Head to Princesshay or Queen St Dining for plenty of choice of eateries serving international cuisines.

Food and Drinks in Exeter

Food and Drinks

From fine dining and afternoon tea to pop-up markets and humble street food, Exeter is packed with options to suit any mood offering any and every cuisine you can think of.

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Harry's Restaurant
Harry's Restaurant

Rated as one of the best restaurants in Exeter on TripAdvisor, Harry’s has established itself to become the go-to dining den on the neighbourhood food scene.

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Queen St Dining
Queen St Dining

Queen St Dining is the perfect location for Exeter’s food-loving residents and city visitors to sample the finest fare from local food heroes and unique cuisines.
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@Angela’s Restaurant
@Angela’s Restaurant

Our restaurant is little off the beaten track in the west quarter of the city but offers quality dining in Exeter. The Fish and Seafood we use come from day boat landed.
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Comptoir Libanais
Comptoir Libanais

Comptoir Libanais serves up healthy and honest Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine in a friendly and colourful canteen. From fresh salads and hearty tagines..
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~Shopping, Health & Wellbeing in Exeter~

Make sure to discover Exeter’s diverse neighbourhoods, from tranquil suburbs to central areas full of shopping, entertainment and dining options. 

Shopping & Fashion in Exeter

Shopping & Fashion in Exeter

Exeter has independent shops dotted throughout the city, though there are some streets with more shops than others. There are also a number of specialist shops, including jewellers, art galleries, toy stores, antiques dealers and seaside gift shops, as well as countless boutiques.

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Health and Wellbeing in Exeter

Health & Wellbeing in Exeter

Unwind in luxurious treatment rooms in a choice of beautiful and professional salons around Exeter. Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Waxing, Consultations, Massages and more are offered in Exeter’s best beauty salons.

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Veterans In Need C.I.C
Veterans In Need C.I.C

We provide Help and Info for Veterans, Service Personnel and their Families including members of the community.

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Cavanna Homes
Cavanna Homes

Established in 1923 Cavanna Homes is a family business, building elegant homes for nearly a century. Now the largest independent house builder based in the South West,

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~What’s on in Exeter the versatile website!~

We have people visiting our website from all over the country and helping them have a good time in Exeter. Using our What's On In Exeter website you can explore the best places to visitthings to do, hotelsrestaurants and much more! We even have an online business directory where you can search for the services of various trades people and many other sectors. 

Local services in Exeter

Local Services

Visitors, students and residents of Exeter can find information about local services and amenities or visit Events to find out more about local events or Local Traders about local tradespeople.

Properties for Sale & Rent in Exeter

Properties for Sale & Rent

Estate agencies in Exeter are offering a great variety of properties on the area's favourite locations. In Exeter you can find an excellent selection of properties for sale and rent.

Things to do in Exeter

Things to do

Enjoy a family day out in Exeter, with different things to do whatever the weather. Explore green spaces, laser tag and play centres.

~Latest Exeter Lifestyle & Culture News~

Exciting new library reading programme for under 4s aims to boost children’s love of books

An exciting new early years reading programme with stickers to collect has been launched in libraries across Devon and Torbay, aiming to inspire a lifelong love of reading. Libro’s Friends is an extension of Libraries Unlimited’s hugely successful The Secret Book Quest, which was launched in 2021. Both programmes have been created as part of Libraries Unlimited’s drive to boost the reading skills of children in the county. The Secret Book Quest uses a free sticker collection book to set older children a 50-book goal and takes them on a journey through topics ranging from space to animals. With Libro’s Friends, under-5s will get a similar sticker book and the chance to collect eight unique stickers to find out where Libro the Cat’s animal friends are hiding. Libro is an established character in The Secret Book Quest, created by the illustrator, Emily Fox. Emily is an acclaimed children’s book illustrator whose has created artwork for the covers of children’s classics as well as a compilation of writing edited by award-winning author, Katherine Rundell. Children who go to their library with their parents or carers and sign up for Libro’s Friends will get the sticker book…


Poltimore Music & Arts Festival announces first wave of live bands line-up

The Music in Devon Initiative (MIDI) are announcing the first wave of live bands across two stages for the 2024 Poltimore Music & Arts Festival on Friday 22nd March and that tickets are now on sale: https://www.fatsoma.com/e/yay1hd0p/poltimore-festival-2024 Held in the grounds and the inside of Poltimore House over two days on May bank holiday Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May, the live band line-up on the Main and Acoustic Courtyard stages will be: The Main Stage; Sat 25th May Drea and the Pandas 1-1.45pm To be Announced 3-3.45 Pattern Pusher 5-5.45pm Haytor 7-7.45pm Free’Minds 9-9.45pm The Scribes 10-10.45pm The Acoustic Courtyard Stage; Sat 25TH May 3 Days of Wonder 12-12.45pm Rosy Grace 2-2.45pm Soot Sprite 4-4.45pm Bradley the Busker 6-6.45pm Kid Hyena 8-8.45pm   The Main Stage; Sun 26th May Billie Bottle 1-1.45pm The Upper Hand 3-3.45pm Twilight of the Pleasure Gods 5-5.45pm Rameagle 7-7.45pm Moriaty 9-9.45pm Datura Roots Collective 10-10.45pm The Acoustic Courtyard Stage; Sun 26th May Jacob Terry 12-12.45pm Sonyechko 2-2.45pm …


Exeter competition seeks creative thinkers to name its new retirement development

Creative thinkers in and around Exeter are being invited to “put their own stamp on the city’s future history” as part of a What’s in a Name? competition – and be in with a chance of winning a cash prize. The UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities,McCarthy Stone, is challenging locals to come up with a name for its forthcoming Retirement Living development on Topsham Road, which will comprise a stylish collection of one- and two-bedroom apartments exclusively designed for the over 60s. The winner of the What’s in a Name? competition will receive a cash prize of £200 and see the development bear the chosen name when it opens. To be in with a chance of naming McCarthy Stone’s new Exeter development and winning £200, simply emailmccarthyandstone@mccann.com with your proposed development name and the reason behind it. Please include your name and contact details in the email and add ‘Exeter naming competition’ in the email subject header. The competition is open to people of all ages from the local and surrounding areas, and the deadline for entries is 22nd March 2024 Nicki Beswarick, Divisional Marketing Manager for McCarthy Stone, said: “Our latest development in Exeter will offer a unique opportunity for…


The Piano and Me: Jazz giant in rare one man show

A Devon-wide organisation is presenting its third event this Winter, to usher in the coming of spring. Anyone with a love of jazz will find a rich tapestry of music, woven by a master of the genre. The Piano and Me will feature Mike Westbrook and is being produced by the Devonshire Association’s Music and Folklore Section (DAMFS) which is a new organisation amalgamating two established groups. It is hosted in association with The Bridge Inn, Topsham which is a recognised venue for high quality music events. Mike is taking a break from his larger gigs to present an up close and personal experience, talking us through his lifelong relationship with the piano and providing copious illustrations. You are invited to come and spend some time experiencing the skill of this extraordinary musician in a beautifully informal and intimate environment. The venue is The Bridge Inn, Topsham, who are providing a selection of excellent real ales and bar facilities. The event was initiated by DAMFS committee member Robin Wootton who said: “We are delighted Mike has agreed to play for us: the wonderful quality of the piano at The Bridge Inn together with this genius jazz…


Is your gas hob safe?

Twelve UK gas hob manufacturers have been working with the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) to undertake a corrective action programme to make certain gas hobs safe.   An estimated 100,000 gas hobs sold in the UK may be fitted with a connector that is at risk of failing whether the hob is in use or not. Should this occur, it could lead to poisoning, burns, a gas leak or fire.   This corrective action programme affects certain models of the following brands of gas hobs:  · Belling / Stoves  · Cata / Culina  · Caple  · Comfee  · Cooke & Lewis  · Cookology  · Electriq  · KitchenPlus  · Russell Hobbs  · Samsung  · Statesman  · Swan  Should your model be included above, or if you are not sure of your gas hob model, please contact the Freephone numbers below, where an adviser can assist with checking your model and providing further information between 8am – 6pm BST 7 days a week.   All of the companies included in the corrective action are committed to ensuring people’s safety, which is why they are notifying customers…


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What’s On In

Full of character and ancient history, Exeter is still able to offer all the amenities and comforts that would be expected of a modern day city. Exeter is the capital city of Devon and provides the county with a central base for education, medicine, religion, commerce and culture. The city is also home to the magnificent Exeter Cathedral, which dates back to Norman times.

There is a great mix of modern shops, bars and restaurants mixed with independent, quirky boutiques and cafes creating a vibrant and bustling atmosphere in Exeter city centre. Attractions such as Exeter Cathedral, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and the Exeter Phoenix supply visitors with plenty to see and do. Exeter has an extensive range of things to do with a selection of places to eat and drinkadventures and activitiesplan your stay and visit to Exeter.