Peterborough City Police 1874

Evening Tours

Crime & Punishment Walk

Peterborough’s criminal past brought to life…

Follow our Victorian policeman around the City Centre to hear tales of Peterborough’s grim past. Find out where the city’s gaols were and about the appalling conditions inside. Learn where public hangings and floggings took place, discover the history of the City police force, find out where someone really did read the riot act, and find out about some of our most notorious criminals.

Tours take place on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm, Tickets £5 adults, £3 concessions. Tickets can be bought from the guide or the Peterborough Destination Centre. You can call the Destination Centre on 01733 452336.

Inns and Tavern Tour

Discover the fascinating stories behind many of Peterborough’s pubs. In which pub could you go to watch a cock fight? What was ‘Fen Ale’? Which pub had a stuffed bear on display and why? Take a trip down memory lane with our costumed guide and discover the answer to these questions as well as many more of the fascinating stories behind many of Peterborough’s pubs.

Travel back to Victorian Peterborough and find out about the hundred and more drinking establishments that covered the City Centre. Hear about some of the bizarre brews and beers, such as ‘Fen Ale’ which used to be served in local pubs, and the breweries which made them. Uncover some of the dark deeds, entertainments and other strange tales connected with our local pubs. A must for anyone who likes pubs or just a simply a good evening’s entertainment!

Tours take place on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm, Tickets £5 adults, £3 concessions. Tickets can be bought from the guide or the Peterborough Destination Centre. You can call the Destination Centre on 01733 452336.