Warwick town centre is unique with quality independent shops and fine restaurants nestled between historic buildings, world-class attractions and beautiful parks and gardens.
Welcome back to Warwick
Shops and town centre businesses are reopening and keen to get back to business. The coronavirus crisis and lockdown saw many having to close their doors a few months ago. They are now ready to welcome you back as you return to the shops and businesses you’ve missed during this period. Exciting times, but just be mindful that your shopping and retail experience will not be quite the same as it was before.
Re-allocation of road space
Temporary changes have been made to some road layouts and pedestrian thoroughfares to support social distancing
Please complete the changes to road layouts feedback form if you have any queries about the schemes.
Please see below drawings for the town centre 'reallocation of road space' scheme for Warwick. An additional element of the scheme (which is not shown within the drawings) is the closure of Castle Street and Castle Lane. In addition, as Smith Street is currently closed.
- New road layout for Jury Street and High Street - One way diversion shown on the plan with orange arrows.
- The Butts – Vehicles One Way Northbound – One way flows for pedestrians, keep left – keep right on either side of the footways.
- Close Swan Street to vehicles.
- Puckering’s Lane – Bus Access only to bus station and vehicle access only to car park.
- Close Brook Street, Market Street and Market Place to vehicles.
- New Street car park to remain open – Parking bay suspension to allow two way traffic in and out of the car park from and to Old Square, the rest of New Street onto Market Place to remain closed.
- Relocate taxi rank at The Holloway (5 bays) to Barrack Street on street parking bays.
- Covid19 pedestrian warning signs will need to be placed on all footways and use of directional arrows on the ground to direct pedestrians to keep left/right.
Proposed one way pedestrian flow from the roundabout at Bridge End/Myton Road to carry pedestrians over the bridge all the way to the pedestrian crossing. Signage to direct pedestrians to be installed at either ends of the footway, with directional arrows on the ground. Where the road spits into 3 lanes it take the left hand lane out (through routes) and enable barriers to be installed to give more room for pedestrians and insert a temporary cycle lane.
Following the lifting of Government restrictions and to support the gradual reopening of our town centre businesses, Warwick District Council will continue to offer free parking until 1 August. Find local
Parks and green spaces
Parks and green spaces remain open in the district. However, many communal facilities are closed and there are a set of guidelines to reduce social interaction.
All of the districts public toilets are open between 8am and 5pm with increased deeper cleans.
Visit our Markets page to get information on the local market re-opening.
Warwick hosts a vibrant events programme every year and is establishing a reputation as a festival town. Annual events include the Folk Festival, Warwick Words, Mop Fairs, Town Bonfire and Victorian Christmas Evening.
Go to the Visit Warwick website for full details and dates or contact Warwick Tourist Information Centre on 01926 492212.
Shopping and eating out
Market Place is the heart of the town centre hosting a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. The town's thriving Saturday Market is 500 years old and still as popular as ever.
Swan Street is always a hive of activity and the town's busiest shopping street.
Smith Street, between the castle and St John's Museum, is the oldest shopping street in Warwick. Head down Jury Street and through the impressive Eastgate to discover Smith Street's unique mix of independent shops and restaurants.
There are attractive parades of shops on the West Street and Coten End approaches to the town and a cluster of more familiar high street names can be found around Market Street.
Attractions and accommodation
Warwick boasts a fantastic range of attractions including Market Hall Museum, St Mary’s and St Nicholas churches, St Nicholas Park, Mill Gardens and Hill Close Gardens, the Racecourse and Warwick Castle as well as the Lord Leycester Hospital.
Warwick District Council and AccessAble offer a free online service to provide detailed accessibility information about places in the local area.