Canterbury ‘Shopping Streets’ Tour

St. Peters Street 

The three buildings on the left are in fact, one building. It's Barrett's garage, a local family business that's been on this site for 100 years. The `old look' to the buildings is part of current British architectural thinking; buildings should fit into their environments. It was built not long ago, replacing an ugly petrol station.

St. Peters Street 

We are a little way up St. Peters Street. This end of the City doesn't have the main shops, so it's less full than the centre.

The building on the left here is a pub, one of many of pubs and fast food outlets in St. Peters Street. Pubs in the city are undergoing a change; this one has become a bar: Westbar. .

Centre of St. Peters Street 

These folks are sitting in the sunshine outside the 'Oranges and Lemons Bar', converted from the Kentish Cricketers in 1997. You can turn left after the pub and enter St. Peter's Lane leading to Pound Lane that follows the old line of the walls around the city.

The Friar's Corner 

You can turn left here to see the Marlowe Theatre. The Theatre stands on a curving road called `The Friars' that leads back into the centre of the city. There are a couple of great views of the Cathedral from the Friars.

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The Old Weavers House 

This building is in the centre of the photo, with the white walls and black wood. Built in 1507, it takes its name from the Flemish and Hugenot Weavers who fled from France to escape religious persecution in the 16th and 17th Centuries. The house stands on the River Stour which is somewhat not in view at the end of the building. The Flemish refugees were welcomed by Elizabeth I who gave them the right to trade in ...

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