Group Walk: Ladies of Leicester
Sunday 5 March at 3.30pm
Starts from the Richard III Statue, Cathedral Gardens off St Martins.
A short walk from Leicester Guildhall.
Finishes by the Clock Tower, city centre.
Walk takes around 75 minutes, steady pace
We’re collaborating with Leicester Guildhall on Sunday 5 March to celebrate International Women’s Day!
This Ladies of Leicester walk starts at the Richard III statue, a short distance from the Guildhall. Our route visits locations associated with some of Leicester’s notable women of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. It includes campaigners, teachers, Suffragettes and women whose work improved the lives of others in the city. The walk content is similar to the Suffragettes themed walk presented in 2021, but the route includes some extra locations.
Toilets are available in Leicester Guildhall, a short walk away. Please allow enough time to make your way to the start of the walk. Information about the pace of our walks (and much more) can be found on our Leicester City Council Group Walks page.
For full details about this walk and to book please visit Eventbrite. Alternatively, book by phone during office hours.
Other events at the Guildhall on Sunday 5 March
You may be interested in events at the Guildhall’s to celebrate International Women’s Day. Places must be booked.
Women of the Guildhall Tour, at 1pm (around 1 hour)
There is a second Women of the Guildhall tour in the afternoon, which is open to the general public. It’s free to attend but places must be booked. For full details and to book, please visit Leicester Museums and Galleries website. (Note: If you have already booked to attend the Aethelflaed group walk at 10am, you will automatically have a place at the first ‘Women of the Guildhall’ tour which takes place in the morning, straight after the walk).
Talk by local historian Jess Jenkins, at 2pm (around 1 hour)
Partners in Revolt – the men who fought for Leicester’s Suffragettes.
This fascinating talk looks at the husbands of three local women who endured violence, serious injury and even imprisonment in order to help win women the vote. Tickets are £4.50. For full details and to book, please visit Leicester Museums and Galleries website:
For group walk enquiries please contact:
Telephone: 0116 373 7589 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5.30pm)
We are happy to help during office hours, so please get in touch. We regret our phone line is not staffed at weekends or bank holidays.