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Coventry Local History Walks Offerings

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We provide guided walks to individuals and small groups (up to 5 bookings per walk to maintain a personal touch). Walks should be pre-booked via this site. The walks will last for around 1 hour 15  minutes. Rates are £10 per person. 


Walks may be available on an on demand basis (including larger groups) outside of the advertised slots. Slots to suit can be arranged by contacting Phil by email at or by sending a text message to 07427 878409.


The Bard. the Blitz and the Tudors 


A city centre walk taking in sites relevant to a Coventry family with strong links to William Shakespeare ,Tudor royalty and local government of the time, Learn about the connections with that family and the Coventry Blitz centuries later and the impact of the bombings on the city. Visit the sites of two of Coventry's Cathedrals - both destroyed during times of turmoil.

Upcoming slots for this walk - 11am start:

Wednesdays:  February 9th, 23rd    Saturdays: January 29th  February 5th, 19th 

Meet outside Drapers Hall, Bayley Lane CV1 5RN       

 Click here to check availability & book online

Canals, Coal, Cars and Cloth 



A look at the history of the Coventry Canal and the relationship between the waterways and  local collieries, industry and energy generation in the city over two and a half centuries. A short flat walk around the Canal Basin.

Upcoming slots for this walk -11am start: 

Wednesdays:  January  26th February 2nd, 16th   Saturdays: January 22nd  February 12th, 26th   

Meet outside Playwrights Cafe, Coventry Canal Basin CV1 4LH   

Click here to check availability & book online


The walks outlined below are also available on demand - Slots to suit can be arranged by contacting Phil by email at or by sending a text message to 07427 878409:

Around the Goose Ford - Far Gosford Street - Ancient thoroughfare and crossing point into the city. A hive of industry, residential area and lively social gathering point over the centuries.  Gosford Gate was an important part of the City's defences - with a history of denying Kings access!

Meet at FarGo Village Entrance, Far Gosford Street CV1 5ED

Ball Hill & Binley RoadA short flat walk in the streets around  Ball Hill and Binley Road. This walk covers local music , sports and pastimes through the centuries and important sites in the development of local industry. Also times of social unrest are reflected  in the areas history. Throw in an aborted medieval duel described by Shakespeare and you have the ingredients for an information packed walk!

Meet outside Coventry Music Museum (Ball Hill), Walsgrave Road CV2 4ED

A Literary City -  A stroll around Coventry City Centre exploring  links with some of the literary "greats" - hear about Coventry's influences on the works of Shakespeare, Tennyson, George Eliot, Larkin and others through the ages.

Meet next to Godiva statue, Broadgate

Boom Town and Ghost Town - Coventry has a history of industrial upheaval from medieval times to the modern day. We have experienced booms and slumps throughput the centuries and have seen huge technological changes, social movements, strike waves and reforms.

Meet outside Playwrights Cafe, Coventry Canal Basin CV1 4LH 



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