A Walk Through Worcester Back Streets

So after the cathedral I had a walk through the deserted streets of Worcester City center.

There weren’t many people around as it was a weekday afternoon and it was getting towards the time when the shops close…yeah 5.30pm

Shocking eh!

I had a walk through the oldest part of Worcester near the city wall, Friar Street. It contains a lot of grade I and II listed Tudor period buildings.



Friar Street

Yeah we have our own little Singapore in Worcester too.

Singapore Restaurant

Tudor House

Cafe Rouge…this is where I worked for 9 months during it’s opening, in the year I took out before University to save money (Yes I had to pay for myself!).

Cafe Rouge

I was bar manager, it was a great time and I have some great memories from there, even though it was hard work.

I remember doing a double shift after partying all night the night before and not sleeping at all…I almost died.

I ended up there because the double glazing firm I was working for before that went bust due to a corrupt manager syphoning off all the funds.

And this is what a shopping center carpark looks like in UK at 5.30pm, no-one about as the car park closes at 6pm!

Crowngate Car Park




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10 Responses to A Walk Through Worcester Back Streets

  1. Jon C August 30, 2006 at 6:13 pm #

    Apparently, as my elitist French mate claimed, the food at Cafe Rouge is “pretentious British crap”, although I do enjoy the food there (without her of course).

  2. hazri August 30, 2006 at 7:04 pm #

    WHAT!! closes at 530pm.. what do you brits do after 6pm??

  3. Dabido (Teflon) August 30, 2006 at 7:16 pm #

    Those are great shots of the buildings.

    Of course, us Aussies are amazed at any building over one hundred years old.

    I wonder what the traffic is like on that street during peak hour?
    Is it one way, or do the cars safely squeeze past each other?

  4. James August 31, 2006 at 8:18 pm #

    Nice pics, looks very cosy with nice cool weather

  5. ShaolinTiger September 1, 2006 at 2:06 am #

    Jon C: Yeah Brits & Pretentious don’t really go well together, I find there food decent and well priced.

    hazri: We get drunk or watch TV LOL

    Dabido: Thanks man. Nah that’s a one way street, it didn’t used to be…but thing got ugly haha. There are streets narrower than that though that are two-way..scary sometimes.

    James: Yah weather was very nice.

  6. elise September 1, 2006 at 7:08 pm #

    wow on the carpark pic… to KL-lites, one also cannot guarantee that a carpark will be that empty at 5.30 in the a.m. let alone p.m. ;P

  7. Matthew September 2, 2006 at 1:18 am #

    the pictures looked like they came out from an old movie like Mary Poppins albeit coloured. very cool! must drop by your place some time in the future. 🙂

  8. stephenstreets September 2, 2006 at 10:46 am #

    Man, reminds me Inspector Barnaby- Midsomers Murders

    Anyway it looks like a quite and simple town , must be great there.

  9. Matthew September 2, 2006 at 4:18 pm #

    Shaolin, you may want to drop by my blog for a quiz which may interest you. Have a nice day!

  10. ShaolinTiger September 4, 2006 at 9:14 am #

    elise: Yah amazing isn’t it, I dunno even at 5.30am I think the mall car parks are busier in Malaysia haha

    Matthew: Yah it’s a very historic city actually with Worcester Cathedral, the Cricket team, Worcester Porcelain and some sites that were involved in the Civil war!

    stephenstreets: It’s a nice place..to visit haha, just a bit boring in the long term.

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