Thomas Cook Statue at Leicester Rail Station

Thomas Cook Guided Walk


Thomas Cook Guided Walk

As part of English Tourism Week, celebrate Leicester's renowned status as 'The birth place of tourism' by joining us on a guided walk highlighting Thomas Cook's story and Victorian Leicester.

Starting at his statue outside Leicester train station, you will be led by a knowledgeable Blue Badge Guide, to areas connected with his life and work. 

These areas include the site of the Campbell Street Station, from where he ran his first railway excursion in 1841, the Thomas Cook building from where his excursions were sold and some of the 19th century coffee houses that Cook helped to set up in the city. The walk will take you through much of Leicester's Victorian city centre and finishes at the 'Town Museum' on the beautiful New Walk. 

The walk lasts approximately 1 ½ hours, arriving at New Walk Museum in ample time to enjoy refreshments in the café (not included in the ticket price), or time to peruse the galleries.

Ticket: £4 per person
To book tickets: In person at the Visit Leicester Information Centre, or call 0116 299 4444.


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