Cardiff is a fantastic place to be at the weekend. There’s so much happening that you can ever bored of wandering through the arcades, or the market, or even St David’s. The town centre is huge but feels intimate enough to let you carelessly enjoy yourself.
I love nothing more than having a little stroll through the many arcades the city centre possesses, with their charming bohemian cafe’s and baroque meets hipster style tea houses they seem to lure me in with the smell of sweet pastries and creamy cakes. My particular favourite is the Barker Tea House, it’s shabby chic meets homely old fashioned comforts and it’s a little bit of heaven in the midst of a busy city centre. I personally recommend the berry smoothies, they’re massive and come in a huge jam jar!
Another hidden gem right in the middle of town is Cardiff Market, a place where literally anything and everything is sold, from pretty flowers to freshly baked welsh cakes to fish! This place is full of interesting sights, sounds and even smells! My favourite aspect of the market is the old worldly decor and layout, it gives the place a sense of timelessness that you just don’t seem to get in other markets (or maybe that’s just my biast opinion talking!)
To finish off a chilled Saturday I always have to take a long leisurely walk in Bute Park. This park has to be favourite of all time! Its just stunning! It has everything you could possibly need, even a castle! I love to just walk along the winding pathways on a sunny or crisp day, taking in the beautiful gardens and picturesque view.
And that’s how I like to spend my time unwinding in Cardiff! I’m lucky as I live only ten minutes away from the town centre but even if I didn’t I still think i’d make the effort to pop into town every so often, it’s just too perfect not too!