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Sweaty Betty's guide to York

posted on Friday, 21st April 2017 | find under Fitness, Travel
A historic town in the north of England, York is known for it's cobbled streets, Roman ruins, Viking tales and some of the best tea and cake in town. Adding to its charm, Sweaty Betty is joining the likes of Whistles, The White Company and countless rumoured ghosts on Stonegate. To celebrate our beautiful new shop, we've rounded up our favourite places to eat, sweat and get a cultural fix in the area.


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Betty's Tea Room

Need to balance out hours of walking the cobbled streets? Step in the North's little kept secret Betty's. Head to these historic tea rooms for beautiful art-deco interiors, traditional Yorkshire hospitality and the best afternoon tea in town. Our tip, try a Fat Rascal, you won't regret it.

Filmore and Union

If you're more green juice than afternoon tea, Filmore and Union's healthy menu is your answer. With beautiful views of York Minster, head here for turmeric lattes, fresh salads and our personal favourite the Earth Bowls.

The Botanist

For any necessary post-shopping cocktails, The Botanist located a few doors down from our new shop is filled with unusual concoctions, including drinks in a watering can, we're sold. 


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The Stables

Home to our ambassador Fran, this light-filled studio is just a short walk from the centre of York. Offering yoga, Pilates and mindfulness courses for all levels, The Stables is our go-to for serious zen. 


York's first purpose built hot yoga studio YogaBomb offers a fun, fast-paced and sweaty workout for all levels. Book early to try a class with Lou the founder.

Mi Pilates

Combining traditional Pilates with Somatics (simple and effective movement therapy), Mi Pilates is our go-to for a serious stretch with the amazing Janet. 


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York Minster

You can't go to York and avoid historical sites, but if you only have time for one we recommend the stunning York Minster. This Gothic Cathedral with vast stained glass windows, high towers and a new interactive Undercroft exhibition (less historic). 

The Shambles

One of our favourite things to do in York? Simply wonder around and try to learn the unusual names - from the Bitchdaughter Tower to The Shambles. Finish off at The Shambles for shopping in the cutest shops in town. 

York's Chocolate Story

Move over Cadbury's. Head her to find out about York's rich chocolate history while sampling a variety of local cuisine (there are free sweets and you will enjoy them). 

Find out more about our York boutique and visit us in-store at 9 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AN. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram for opening day insights and York event news!
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