Bogside Artists Tours
Guided one-hour walking tours of the famous People's Gallery murals led by the artists themselves. Book in advance by phone or on the...
Derry's City Walls
The best way to get a feel for Derry's layout and history is to walk the 1.5km circumference of the city's walls. Completed in 1619,...
Head straight to the 5th floor of this award-winning museum inside a replica 16th-century tower house for a view from the top. Then work...
Above Downey's Bar, Derry's hottest club spreads over two floors, and has the city's largest rooftop terrace and DJs that pump up the...
You can just drop in for a drink in the bar fitted out with pewter, copper and walnut wood, but the 1876-built Custom House is a superb...
Guildhall Sq · interesting places nearby
Standing just outside the city walls, the neo-Gothic Guildhall was originally built in 1890, then rebuilt after a fire in 1908. Its fine stained-glass windows were presented by the London Livery companies, and its clock tower was modelled on London's Big Ben. Inside, there's a historical exhibition on the Plantation of Ulster, and a tourist information point.
As the seat of the old Londonderry Corporation, which institutionalised the policy of discriminating against Catholics over housing and jobs, the Guildhall incurred the wrath of Nationalists and was bombed twice by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in 1972. From 2000 to 2005 it was the seat of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.