Bournemouth

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.

 

LIST

Bag of Holding

Coffee & Dice: Boardgame café

Comics & Coffee

Frog Bros Comics & Books

Games Workshop

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.

Modeller’s Loft

Smyths: Location for the national toy store chain.

 

BOOKSHOPS

St. Martin’s Bookshop: Charity bookshop

Waterstones

Westbourne Bookshop

 

 

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