Our Belfast Innsiders: Tim and Gillian Higgins

Tim and Gillian are a husband wife photography duo living on the north coast of Ireland. They professionally photograph weddings; amongst other things, through their business and pseudonym Gather and Tides. Proud parents to three kids - Olivia 8, Jude, 5 and Jonas, 1; their work brings them to Belfast often and they love to spend time in the city. They say they’ve loved watching it prosper into the vibrant and colourful capital that Northern Ireland deserves.

Belfast really is evolving and changing all the time, and they adore it. Whether it's spending a day out with their three young kids or out on a kid free date together, they say they’ll never run out of possibilities.

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Tim and Gillian Higgins

Professional photographers, North coast residents and Belfast fanatics

In the Know - Top 10 Tips

Beer
Brewbot Belfast - a bar offering a unique selection of over 250 bottles beers and 12 rotating taps

Coffee
Established Coffee – Incredible independent coffee in a stylish minimalist setting. Don’t miss the ‘pie and drip’ on Sundays!
Explore
CS Lewis Square – an exciting new outdoor space east of the city, commemorating the famous author and featuring bronze sculptures.

Visit
Titanic Belfast – Learn about the story of the iconic ship in its former home, down at the docks.
Lunch
General Merchants Cafe – Exposed brick and indoor plants set the scene for great brunch food; we recommend the Melbourne Breakfast.

Visit
The MAC - an innovative arts centre that plays host to shows, plays and major events.
See
Queens Film Theatre – Belfast’s only independent movie house where you can catch new and classic films.

Tour
Boundary Taproom – A co-operative run brewery where you can watch the brewing process before trying a tipple.
Cocktails
The Spaniard – A beautifully tiled exterior meets a fun atmosphere in this tiny but quirky bar.

Explore
Belfast Bikes – Get around the city on two wheels! With over 40 docking stations it’s the best way to get from A to B.
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