Hideous History Tours

The Hideous History logo means that tours are suitable for aged 16 and over

The Tourist 2 Local logo means that tours are suitable for aged 10 and over.

I’ve lived in Coventry for almost 20 years but learned so many fascinating new facts about the place just from one walking tour. Don’t let anyone make you believe this city is dull!

Steven Turvey

Unknown Tour

Starting at Ford’s Hospital this tour will take you on a different route.

You will learn about the Blitz, the progress of modern architecture, the story of Cow Lane, Dead Lane, Whitefriars Gatehouse and the Unknown Medieval House.

Greyfriars Lane, Coventry

Walking tour

Age: 10+

The Life, Trial & Awful Execution of Mary Ball 

1849 – female hangings are on the rise. Mary Ball is the last woman in Coventry to be hung.

Learn about Mary, her tumultuous relationship with her husband Thomas and her demise.

Cuckoo Lane, Coventry

On-site talk

Age: 16+

April 1941 Forgotten Air Raid Tour

On the 8th and the 10th April 1941, Coventry suffered 2 large air raids. 

This walk will take you on a journey through some events of those evenings.
Coventry’s remembers November 1940 but forgets 1941. 

Warwick Row, Coventry

Walking tour

Age: 10+

Time Gone By Ghost Walk

Join me as I take you on a slow 2-hour walk where you will learn about Spon Street suicides, disembodied voices and the story of a woman whose tongue was slit…never to speak again or does she?

Spon Street, Coventry

Waking tour

Age: 10+

Watch Museum After Dark

Access Coventry Watch Museum After Dark and learn about the last known resident, who resides there now and the tales of the last three remaining cottages. 

Coventry Watch Museum, Spon Street

On-site talk

Age: 16+

Medieval Spon Street Tour

Take a trip through time and hear all about Spon Street and its surroundings. Learn about the residents who lived here, the harshness of life, suicides and deaths. Learn about the buildings, their uses and whether they are right or wrong.

Walking tour

Spon Street, Coventry

Age: 10+

Jo came to give her talk on Mary Ball to the residents where I work.

They absolutely loved it and insisted I book her again soon (which I have done) next talk is going to be on the forgotten air raid complete with slide show!

A brilliant activity for any care home.

Amanda Davies

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Looking to book a private tour, talk or bundle? Just drop me a line with your dates and times and let’s see what we can do!

This includes walking tours and on-site talks for care homes, groups etc.

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