Welcome to Kingsgate Books & Prints.
You will find this unique gallery located under the Kingsgate Arch in the heart of historic Winchester, packed with a large selection of Antique Maps & Prints.
You can browse through Watercolour Prints, Antique Maps and fine Copper & Steel Engravings of every corner of the British Isles as well as prints & maps from further afield. You can also look at a wide & varied selection of Botanical, Natural History, Portraiture & historic prints as well as Limited Editions from renowned national & local artists.
We also offer you our complete Bespoke Picture Framing service, all Craftsman-made, using the finest traditional materials combined with the latest restorative & conservation techniques. We pride ourselves on offering you the best advice on how to make the very best of your treasured artwork.
For a free consultation, some ideas for your framing or a quotation please just pop in...
You will also find so many interesting shops, historic sites and a world famous pub all within a few yards of our front door. Opposite is the popular Cornflowers gift shop and just around the corner P & G Wells - a wonderful bookshop well worth visiting and just a few doors away from Jane Austen's House. When you're in need of refreshment you can't fail to enjoy the delights of Kingsgate Wines & Provisions just opposite Winchester's most famous pub, The Wykeham Arms.
Literally above the shop is the hidden gem; a tiny church of St.Swithun upon Kingsgate. A place of pilgrimage for centuries and still an active and vibrant local church. Through the Close Gate is the picturesque Cheyney Court and at the end of College Street, next to the Bishop's Palace, is Wolvesey Castle; a picturesque ruined castle with stunning views back towards Winchester's most visited & most famous building, the Cathedral. All these treasures are within a few minutes of the Kingsgate Arch.
The shopfront was dressed for the filming of 'Les Miserables' on 19th & 20th April 2012 & featured in the award-winning movie, starring Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Helena Bonham-Carter & Anne Hathaway.