For a long time Bournemouth was a popular seaside resort and the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Aubrey Beardsley vacationed there.
It is the final resting place of Mary Shelley along with her husband and parents. She has a Wetherspoons named after her.
Tolkien used to summer there, always at the Hotel Miramar, and eventually retired to nearby Poole.
Bag of Holding
Coffee & Dice: Boardgame café
Comics & Coffee
Frog Bros Comics & Books
Robert Louis Stevenson Avenue, Skerryvore Garden, RLS Brown Plaque: Local memorials to the author of Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, and Treasure Island.
Shelley Blue Plaque: Mary and Percy Bysshe Shelley commemorative plaque.
Tolkien Blue Plaque: At the Miramar hotel, where you can stay in the same room he always chose.
NERD FRIENDLY AND NERD-ADJACENT
Fun Central: Family Arcade
GAME: Sovereign Shopping centre location for the national videogame chain.
Smyths: Location for the national toy store chain.
St. Martin’s Bookshop: Charity bookshop