Exeter, the capital city of Devon, has an estimated population of 125,000 and is at the centre of a catchment area of over 455,000 inhabitants. The average city centre footfall is circa 800,000 people per month and tourists to the area number nearly 1 million per year. Exeter has an International Airport, two railway routes into London (Paddington and Waterloo), major routes by road (M5 to Bristol), 3 Park & Ride schemes and connected cycle routes within the city. Palace Gate is an historic street, giving access to Bishop’s Palace and to Cathedral Close and within walking distance of all Exeter’s main attractions and shopping centre. The contemporary Mercure Hotel and the Hotel Du Vin are located close by thus providing a large potential customer base. The premises are also close to Magdalen Road Council Car Park which is free after 6pm.