In Wales’ thriving capital city, Roath is a district thriving with community, creativity and culture celebrating a diverse mix of students, young professionals and growing families to make the neighbourhood the eclectic success it is today.
Voted the 6th best shopping destination in the UK, Cardiff’s retail industry is a thriving economy. As Cardiff’s home of artistry, Roath’s surplus of shops is overflowing with choice. From vintage furniture at Beti Biggs’ Den to zero waste shop Ripple Living, Albany Road is bubbling with artistic talent for trade.
A top favourite of the area, is Penny Lane Vintage, an atmospheric boutique tucked in Wellfield Court surrounded by charity shops and fruit and veg stalls, all sharing a passion to serve the local community.
Celebrating Wales’ beautiful nature, Roath Park offers picturesque views of the lake and iconic walks through the Botanical and Rose Gardens, Roath Brook and Recreation Grounds. Offering an unspoilt Victorian architecture to contrast the modern touches from the conservation area with water birds to the tennis courts and playgrounds, Roach Park offers the tranquillity of suburbia.
Branded the artistic epicentre of Cardiff, Roath embraces the local talent, madeinroath, a week-long community arts festival showcases the huge creative talent from within the local community, as well as bringing exciting and inspiring art and culture to Roath. Launched in 2009, the October festival boasts a host of local art, craft and exhibitions to cater to the jam-packed artistic talent of Roath.
Comfortably located along Wellfield Road, a favourite among young professionals, Pear Tree, is a cosy café/bar while La Vita offers the perfect Sunday afternoon of pizza and wine and Chai, is a serene option for tea drinkers. The first of its kind, Ana Loka, is Cardiff’s first vegan café.
Celebrating their diverse community, City Road offering of kooky cocktails in a yurt at vegetarian eatery Milgi to Lebanese feasts with belly dancing for entertainment at Mezza Luna.
With three universities in the city, Roath is a popular choice for students in their second and third year.
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