Hexham Business Improvement District | Hidden gems of Hexham – Hencotes
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Hidden gems of Hexham – Hencotes

Just around the corner from the centre of Hexham is Hencotes, a historic street full of independent businesses. Flanked by the park and a series of beautiful buildings, this mix of residential, retail & specialists should be on everyone’s itinerary.



Offering a range of options for locals and visitors, the street includes Aligned Chiropractic and Hencotes Dental Practice, as well as Smith Marston surveyors. Essentials are covered too, with Highlights hairdressers, Just Men barbers and the Body Beauty Bar right next door to each other.

Feeling more adventurous? Hencotes is home to its own tattoo studio, Inksploitation, with Hexham Physio & Acupuncture just next door.

Walk a little further and you’ll find unique specialist businesses The Collectors Cellar, The Medal Centre and The Violin Shop. Specialist retailers like these are the core of market towns, building on the strong local character Hexham is proud of.


Other key local services you would expect are here, with K9 Clip Joint for your furry friends, The Computer Shop for any technology needs and Sisterton News to keep you up to date.

The street gives way to several alleys leading off to peaceful courtyard houses. There are one or two empty retail units on the street, which will hopefully be back in use soon. Do you have a memory or story about Hencotes? We would love to hear it!

Next time you’re in Hexham for an appointment, shopping or just a walk, pop along to Hencotes and discover something new!