St Helier, steeped in history
The market is filled with stalls selling flowers, fruit and vegetables
The capital of Jersey is steeped in history. St Helier was originally named after a Frankish missionary who was allegedly martyred there in 555. The Royal Square, as well as being the home to numerous pigeons and the Island's government States building, is a popular place to watch the world go by at one of the pubs or eateries. The Pierson bears the bullet scars for the Battle of Jersey It's worth visiting the Visitor Centre to find out more about discovering the history of St Helier.
A couple of places worthy of note are the Central Market, in Beresford Street. This indoor market was opened in 1882 and features Victorian architecture including cast iron structures, and an ornamental fountain in the centre. The market is filled with stalls selling flowers, fruit and vegetables, as well as small shops and cafés.
The fish market is just across the road on Beresford Street; here you can see an array of locally caught fish and shellfish. At the hotel, we source fresh fish and local crustaceans such as lobsters and oysters during the season.
Also of note is 16 New Street. This is an 18th -century Georgian townhouse that has been lovingly restored by the National Trust of Jersey. This is a must visit museum if you are interested in delving deeper into Jersey's past.
So as you can see there's plenty of great reasons to choose from hotels near St Helier. At the Cristina, we are just a few minutes away from all the buzz of the town centre.