Shockoe Slip in Richmond, VA

Where is Shockoe Slip in Richmond, VA?

Downtown Richmond’s Shockoe Slip neighborhood is located in the south-eastern portion of downtown bordered between 12th Street on the west, E. Main Street to the north, 16th Street to the east and the James River to the south. Map

Shockoe Slip in Richmond, VA

History of Shockoe Slip in Downtown Richmond

Built at the crossroads of Native trade routes, Shockoe Slip’s name is derived from the former Shockoe Creek, an homage to the Powhatan/Algonquian phrase “Shacahocan.” Downtown Richmond has always been a place where people, languages and goods have mingled. In 19th Century Shockoe Slip, Richmond's original Great Basin stood between 8th and 11th, and Cary and Canal Streets, and was connected by a series of locks to the Richmond dock, making the neighborhood a center for commerce and shipping.

Now known for its scenic, cobblestone streets, Shockoe Slip is still home to some of Richmond’s most beloved and long-standing Shockoe Slip restaurants and small businesses, the Kanawha Canal, creative businesses like the Martin Agency and many of downtown RVA’s hotels. Shockoe Slip is a must-see part of downtown Richmond for locals and visitors to see all of the best that Richmond has to offer.

Shockoe Slip in Richmond, VA

Places to Live in Shockoe Slip, Richmond, VA

One of the first neighborhoods in Richmond to start restoring and converting historic buildings into contemporary living spaces and lofts, the Shockoe Slip neighborhood offers nearby amenities like the Riverfront Canal Walk, access to the James River and a walkable commute if you work in downtown Richmond. Shockoe Slip is the perfect choice for outdoor lovers and young professionals looking for a well-balanced quality of life.

Shockoe Slip Apartments:

Shockoe Slip in Richmond, VA

Things to Do in Shockoe Slip

Shockoe Slip takes the best elements of downtown Richmond - the James River, the history of the city, creativity and culture - and brings them all together. Explore the public art and discover the monumental changes downtown Richmond has gone through over the years, along the Riverfront Canal Walk or opt for something more adventurous like a bike ride on the Virginia Capital Trail, a protected and dedicated trail that spans 52 paved miles and starts (or ends) in downtown Richmond’s Shockoe Slip.

Shockoe Slip in Richmond, VA

Shockoe Slip Restaurants and Shops

Shockoe Slip’s assortment of stores and restaurants have an intimate and authentic feel, because most of the Slip’s businesses have been around for years. The Shockoe Slip area provides a uniquely local experience for residents and visitors alike, offering a variety of specialty shops and cultures of cuisine.

Shops and Services in Shockoe Slip, Richmond, VA

  • Annalisa Bridal Boutique, 1309 E. Main Street
  • Computer Cave, 11 S. 15th Street
  • Dransfield Jewelers, 1308 E. Cary Street
  • Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
  • Maven Made, 1321 ½ E. Main Street
  • Renmark Design Shop, 1321 E. Main Street

Restaurants in Shockoe Slip, Richmond, VA

  • Bateau, 301 Virginia Street
  • Bottoms Up, 1700 Dock Street
  • Buffalo Wild Wings, 1501 E. Cary Street
  • Casa del Barco, 320 S. 12th Street
  • Casa Fiesta Mexican Kitchen & Cantina, 1218 E. Cary Street
  • City Dogs, 1316 E. Cary Street
  • The Hard Shell, 1411 E. Cary Street
  • Jo-Jo’s Pizza, 1201 E. Main Street
  • Mom’s Siam 2, 1309 E. Cary Street
  • Native Plate, 1203 E. Main Street
  • Sam Miller’s, 1210 E. Cary Street
  • Sine Irish Pub, 1327 E. Cary Street
  • Soul Taco, 1215 E. Main Street
  • Southern Railway Taphouse, 100 S. 14th Street
  • Therapy, 1419 E. Cary Street
  • The Tobacco Company Restaurant, 1201 E. Cary Street
  • The Urban Farmhouse, 1217 E. Cary Street
Shockoe Slip in Richmond, VA

Hotels in Shockoe Slip, Richmond, VA

Make your trip to Richmond, VA one to remember with a relaxing stay at one of Shockoe Slip’s hotels:

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Shockoe Slip in Richmond, VA