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Kings Square

City Centre, York YO1 8BH, England
+44 1904 621756
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Not usually quiet

A hive of activity bustling with entertainers, traders and tourists Most people will come across... read more

Reviewed yesterday
waldorf53
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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This is a lively and interesting spot.

Kings Square is a small square at the hub of York city centre. As one might expect, it is generally... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Once a graveyard until 1937, this lively city square is filled with busy shoppers, jugglers and street performers.
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  • Average32%
  • Poor5%
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City Centre, York YO1 8BH, England
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+44 1904 621756
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"york chocolate story"
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"last drop inn"
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"jugglers"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A hive of activity bustling with entertainers, traders and tourists Most people will come across this as they explore York.

Thank waldorf53
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Kings Square is a small square at the hub of York city centre. As one might expect, it is generally busy with a lively atmosphere, and you will often find jugglers or other street artists entertaining the tourists. There is plenty to do round here...More

Thank johnhouston2
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Not as large as Parliament Street area, famous for the Christmas Market and other large “happenings”, this is a main area for smaller events. You will often find street entertainers with great audience participation here. It is adjacent to the York Chocolate Story and just...More

Thank LamplighterYork
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Stalls, rides, shops, this place has it all at this time of year. Often missed as visitors walk from one attraction to another, this place had a bit of everything for all ages! Food stalls, drink stalls (including the ever popular mulled wine) and children's...More

Thank Helen H
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Sadly again we didn't pick a time to visit when there were lots of street performers and entertainers. Very busy area but it does have a very safe feeling about it.

Thank PhilB505
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

There is generally always something going on in this square that's interesting from street entertainers to little market stalls. It's just at the end of the Shambles so if you're exploring York you're bound to come across it. It's surrounded by some lovely old building...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

The layout makes this Square more of a Triangle, but all the better for seeing the Entertainers or buying from the Street Vendors. The Shambles if off to the south-western corner and there is pedestrian access to the permanent Market and to Parliament Street (another...More

1  Thank MedEngland
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is a busy square off from the Shambles. Once the site of a church, it is now filled with street performers and entertainers.

Thank nellielim
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

As we finished walking throughThe Shambles we came into Kings Square. There was only a couple of buskers/street entertainers there on the day we were there. Nothing special compared to other areas of this fabulous city.

Thank PhilB505
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is an interesting place to visit, mainly because it is such a mecca for street entertainers. It draws a big crows and we visit often, never having any trouble with "aggressive" entertainers mentioned in a recent review. So sorry those people had a poor...More

Thank happytravellady
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Susan F
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Response from MedEngland | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea. However, you could contact the City of York Council who, I believe, license the Entertainers and set the dates and times that they can appear.
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