Royal Worcester Porcelain Works
Up there with Crown Derby and Wedgwood, the Royal Worcester porcelain factory gained an edge over its rivals by picking up the contract...
Friar St was largely chock-a-block with historic architecture, until the iconoclastic 1960s when much was demolished, including the...
Peek into the flamboyant Georgian Guildhall. Note the two semi-gilded statues of Charles I and II either side of the door, plus the...
Hand in Glove
The muted charcoal-coloured facade doesn't give much away but inside this low-key, independent bar does whizz-bang cocktails.
Old Rectifying House
Worcester's hippest dining space has a candlelit, painted-brick interior and umbrella-shaded courtyard tables. A switched-on menu of...
Worcester Cathedral information
Rising above the River Severn, Worcester's majestic cathedral is best known as the final resting place of Magna Carta signatory King John. The strong-legged can tackle the 249 steps to the top of the tower , from where Charles II surveyed his troops during the disastrous Battle of Worcester. Hour-long cathedral tours run from the gift shop. Several works by local composer Edward Elgar had their first public outings at the cathedral – to appreciate the acoustics, come for evensong (5.30pm Monday to Saturday, 4pm Sunday).