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On the way to Bettys

Wish I saw this at Christmas. It's not really a square, more of a wide pavement. I passed through... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Can't miss it.

Not the sort of place you plan to go to, you just end up there if you are going to central York... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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This is a great place to meet people, shop or to be entertained by street performers, all surrounded by charming and historic buildings including St. Helen's Church and The Mansion House.
City Centre, York YO1 8QN, England
+44 1904 621756
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wish I saw this at Christmas. It's not really a square, more of a wide pavement. I passed through on the way to Bettys. A lot of eateries around here.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank charlottelotus
Reviewed December 26, 2018

York is a place I always like to see in the run - up to Christmas. It's hard not to pass through St Helen's Square, but if it isn't on your route I would suggest a detour. The Christmas tree is always a good one...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2018

St. Helen's Square is an amazing place we found absolutely purely by chance! We were walking around the city's streets with no particular purpose in mind except that we wanted to enjoy anything nice the city had to offer. And we hit the jackpot! On...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

The food was very nice I enjoyed my calamari starter and the chicken milanese main was also lovely along with the service we received. We then went downstairs to the bar area to which we found young boys running around behind the bar and seemed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Not the sort of place you plan to go to, you just end up there if you are going to central York. Lots of shops, the mansion house, restaurants. Part of the wonderful city of York.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank poggy11
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Shops, street performers, plenty of teenagers, lovely St.Helen’s Church - hustling and bustling square full of energy and free entertainment.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Noraatc
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Several up market cafe's and some fine old buildings in this square and the floral decorations were beautiful in August

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JanChesterfield
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

St Helen's Square is a lovely square and area. It's a very busy are especially with the hordes of tourists who visit this most gorgeous of cities so there are innumerable pubs,bars,cafes and restaurants and some amazing architecture ,there's also lots of gift shops in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed February 4, 2018

St Helens Square is a light and spacious area with some good shops, cafes etc. There are usually some buskers here and you get everything from pop to opera. There are also a couple of rather grand buildings to look at - The Mansion House...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Always seem to come via this square (it may be something to do with sharing a name). Busy with visitors and street performers, it is different every time. With the added attractions of cafes and restaurants including Harker's and Carluccios, it is is a popular...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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