As Belfast’s business hub, the city centre is a mismatch of polished office buildings and beautiful historic facades. Today, they serve a variety of purposes, from housing corporate HQs and newspaper offices to luxury hotels and residential developments. For those with expensive taste, shopping under the soaring glass dome of Victoria Square shopping mall is a must.
The landmark Waterfront Hall serves as a multipurpose conference and entertainment centre, with the multi-million-dollar Odyssey Complex development redefining Belfast’s sports scene. Donegall Street anchors Belfast City Centre, which is largely a business area. In the Cathedral Quarter, an increasing number of residential developments are beginning to pop up, creating a vibrant community of locals in their wake.
As the name suggests, Belfast City Centre is located in the heart of the Northern Irish capital. It’s an easy walk from most major city attractions or a short ride on public transport. Central and Belfast Great Victoria Street are the closest railway stations, with attractions like the Grand Opera House, Waterfront Hall, Victoria Square, St Anne’s Cathedral and SSE Arena Belfast just steps away.
Belfast’s business history runs deep, with the City Centre housing both The Belfast Telegraph and The Irish News, two of Belfast's three leading newspapers. Its biggest claim to fame is the birthplace of The News Letter, a publication that claims to be the oldest continually printed daily newspaper still distributed.