Local Services in Hastings
Situated 85 km from London, Hastings is a modestly populated town (90,000 inhabitants) and not the most culturally diverse. 94% of the town’s population is white British, compared to 45% in London. But various new openings may be about to change this: the SAGA offices and the Creative Media Centre have recently opened their doors here. The newly revamped University of Brighton in Hastings campus, a faculty of the University of Brighton, is also attracting thousands of young people to the town. Where there are young people there are inevitably cultural events, hangouts and new, fresh ideas to boost the liveliness of the arts scene. There is also encouragement from above – from the local authorities – who have set out on a grand scheme to mould Hastings into an attractive art and culture destination.
Hastings bars, pubs and clubs are a great experience. They offer the ideal atmosphere to go for a drink after a hard day’s work, a few brews on a Saturday night, or a delicious, hearty meal any night of the week. Hastings bars may have television screens installed so you can head out without having to miss that important rugby game or cricket match.
There is a range of different evening and daytime cooking courses in Hastings for all abilities, including absolute beginners, intermediate or advanced levels. Many enjoy attending a Cooking class in their spare time. Some want to learn a new skill, whilst others would like to gain a qualification to help them further their career. Evening and part-time cooking courses in Hastings & Tonbridge offer the opportunity to do both.
The main shopping drags are George Street and High Street in the Old Town, a cluster around Trinity Triangle in the New Town and the Norman Street/London Road crossroads in St Leonards.