Canterbury Bid


MyCanterbury is brought to you by Canterbury BID. We’re here to help you get the very best from your city. We’re funded by the businesses of Canterbury city centre and we offer information, deals and discounts, and inspiration to make your time in the city fun and rewarding. Scroll down to view our Shopping Map to help you plan your visit.

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You can also get the latest offers and information directly into your inbox via our weekly e-newsletter featuring news of what’s on, what’s new, what’s coming up and where to find a great local experience.


10% discount off your bill? Free eyebrow shape? Free entry into the Roman Museum? Make the most of MyCanterbury’s local deals and discount card. Click the links below to find out more.

When was the last time you explored Northgate? The picturesque street in the shadow of historic King’s School and part of the King’s Mile is the place to go if you need some serious self-care. Find out more


A handy guide to some of the city centre hostelries. Some inns are in the same place they were at the time of Thomas Becket. Others have sprung up over the years. Some are in unusual properties which have found a modern use such as the city gaol, a medieval hall, a foundry and rooms of an almshouse. All these pubs, cafes and restaurants keep local beer and many showcase the best of our local small independent breweries.

Download the map or pick up a copy at the Tourist Information Centre in The Beaney.


Canterbury is host to 100s of events throughout the year including international arts festivals, childrens festivals, Pride Canterbury, Medieval Pageant, Oktoberfest, the Chrsitmas Parade and so much more. Have a look at our Events Calendar to make sure you haven’t missed anything.

A photo of a man and a woman practicing pottery with text that reads 'Canterbury Pottery - 60 years' over it


Canterbury is able to boast a wide variety of independent businesses, who have chosen this city as their home for between 20-100 years! Their stories are fascinating. Discover more about these fantastic local businesses.


If you have family and friends who are impossible to buy for, why not get them a Canterbury Gift Card which allows them shop in over 100 (and counting!) different city centre bars, restaurants, salons and venues around the city, so you can support local while showing your appreciation to colleagues, friends and family!

Q: What happens if my card has expired with unspent money left on it ? Can it be extended?

A: Yes! We are sympathetic to the retail challenges faced during Covid and want you to get the best value from your Gift Card. Call us on 01227 787 055 if you need help with this or email us at and we will do our best to resolve this for you.

Click here to view: CITY CENTRE SHOPPING MAP

Toilets: The following council owned toilets are currently open: Canterbury Lane, Tower Way, Canterbury Cemetery and Whitefriars. The toilet in Fenwick is also open.

Click here to link to the Council’s PARKING GUIDE

Park and Ride details HERE

“They say that when you buy from a small business, someone does a little happy dance. This couldn’t be closer to the truth.”

Olivia, Fitzgerald Jewellers