Chester // by Food & Baker

Chester City

Blogger Introduction

We are Jessica and James, and together we are couple food and travel bloggers and vloggers, based in London, UK.

Travel in the UK - Stephs World - Chester - Food and Baker

Why we chose to write about Chester…

The reason we have chosen this place is because Chester is James’ home city, and we are regular visitors form us to catch up with his family and friends. It is also a fantastic city rich in history and with plenty of things to do and see.

5 things to see and do in Chester

Walk along the Chester City Walls

Chester is a Roman city with walls surrounding the city centre. It makes for a beautifully scenic walk, taking in everything from the bustling shopping area of Foregate street, stunning Eastgate Clock, River Dee, racecourse and more.

See the animals at Chester Zoo

Chester is home to the UK’s number one zoo, and the vast area that the zoo covers means you can spend pretty much an entire day strolling around and seeing almost every animal possible.

Soak up the history in the Roman Gardens/Amphitheatre

With the Roman heritage clear to see, the Roman Gardens and Amphitheatre are a focal point of the city centre. Battles used to take place at the Amphitheatre, whilst the gardens were the resting place of the city’s occupants back in the day. The Grosvenor Roman Museum is free to visit and offers a great source of knowledge to learn more.

Be fancy and have Afternoon Tea at the Grosvenor

This is where our love for afternoon tea was born as we were given a voucher from Grandma Baker to have their signature tea here. This luxury hotel offers the city’s best sleep and also some of its best food!

River Dee

Down at the river is a fantastic way to spend a summers afternoon – indulging in the finest Cheshire ice cream, taking a trip on river cruise, or giving it a go yourself on a pedal boat!

James & Jessica’s Recommendation for Food & Drink in Chester

For lunch/dinner and drinks: The Botanist, Piccolino and The Yard

A map of things to do in Chester…

Other recommendations from James & Jessica


  • Chester Sightseeing Tour Bus
  • Chester Cathedral
  • Chester Castle and Museums

Activities to see and do

  • Cruise along the river in a boat or paddle boat
  • Shopping at Cheshire Oaks
  • See the sea animals at Blue planet Aquarium

Food & Drink

Chester - Hanky Panky

Thank you to James & Jessica for taking part in the Travel in the UK Guest Blogger Series. You can catch up with the rest of the series on Steph’s World.

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  • Food & Baker

    So happy to be a part of this travel series! It has been a pleasure to share great places from this city, as well as reading and learning more about the previous cities in the U.K. We hope everyone enjoys our post and has had the want to add it to their bucket list! We look forward to reading more throughout the rest of the month!

    Thank you Steph for the opportunity and putting in all the hard work to make this series happen!

    Jessica & James | /

  • Gwennan Rees

    Being a university student of Wrexham Chester is very much my old stomping ground! I went to the zoo every year I was there and have been back since I graduated too – can’t beat it!

  • Hanky Panky for pancakes sounds like somewhere that I’d absolutely love! I’ve also been to Chester Zoo but it was many years ago now! xx

  • Sarah Pears

    There is so much to do in Chester, I had no idea! I love Zoo’s so I’d definitely take a trip there 🙂

    Sarah |

  • I absolutely love Chester, such a fab city.

  • Emma Ramsell

    I haven’t been to chester but I have heard of Hanky Panky and their epic pancakes. I really want to visit chester zoo too!
    Em xxx

  • Sian…

    I’ve been to Chester a few times and it is incredible. It’s one of my fave places to travel in the UK! I’m obsessed with Hickory’s, we always get the mixed platter and a few extra sides and just share it as a table! I love that it’s a history town too but is still quite modern in some places!

    Sian x