Incorporated in 1793, the City of Hamilton in Pembroke parish became the new seat of government in 1815. Today it hosts the courts, the Sessions House or House of Assembly and the Cabinet Building where the Senate meets. Hamilton’s changing skyline shows a once sleepy town transformed into a bustling financial centre for international business, particularly for the insurance and reinsurance industries Multi-storey edifices now share the skyline with the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity’s tower As always, Front Street, Queen Street and Reid Street retain their supremacy as the best places to browse its distinctive shops and specialties. You will not want to miss browsing through the pastel-colored storefronts that line the streets of Hamilton, the business centre of the island. Many British goods are more affordable here because of a special arrangement with the UK.