This leafy area with its street sculptures and arts scene is a district to wander and feel inspired. Its little galleries and venues are complemented by vintage shops and boutiques crammed with new crafts, fashions and furnishings. Head for Avoca, a great store with branches here and around Ireland, selling a funky mix of fashions, homeware and gifts, as well as foodie delights – get a taste for them in the in-store café. And for more unusual and wonderful treats, there’s nearby Utopia, dubbed ‘Alice’s Wonderland for gifts’.
41 Arthur St