Month: February 2022

Lion Walk’s Kids Creative Workshops

In celebration of the brand new Lion Walk mural, we are thrilled to offer FREE kids workshops this weekend! Come and join us for some Snip, Tear and Stick Collage Creations with Illustrator Hannah Tooke.
When: Friday 8th & Saturday 9th April:
Session 1: 10am-10.45am – Aged 3-5 Years – Create your own Lion at Lion Walk
Session 2: 11.30am-12.15pm – Aged 6-10 Years – Create your own Colchester Castle
To book your place, please email:

Red Lion Yard’s ‘Colchester’ mural by Tom Knight


On Friday 4th February, we celebrated the completion and officially unveiled the ‘Colchester’ mural, created by local artist and children’s book illustrator Tom Knight. If you’ve passed through Red Lion Yard recently, you might have also noticed an explanatory plaque within the tunnel, connected to the mural, which gives context to the historical references, figures and key landmarks.



Tom explains that his design for Lion Walk is “primarily intended to create a feeling of joy and optimism. It’s an expression of hope and looking to the future whilst leaning on the strong bedrock of our heritage and important historical context.”

The references to Ancient Rome highlight Colchesters status as the first city and capital of Roman Britain, as well as other landmarks such as Jumbo (the water tower), Essex University and the Dutch quarter. There are also some famous Colchesterians in the crowd, including William Gilbert (16th century physician and physicist), John Wilbye (17th century composer), Damon Albarn, and Graham Coxon from Blur (Colchester’s most successful band). Those with the keenest eyes will notice a lion, representing Lion Walk and a nod to Colchester Zoo.



To read more about the history of the mural, head down to the tunnel located in Lion Walk Shopping Centre, connecting Red Lion Yard to Lion Walk!

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Whether you’ll be dining out for two, or having a romantic evening in this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got the perfect range of gift ideas for you to choose from at Lion Walk Shopping Centre.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to treat the ones you love, whether that be your friends, family or partner, we have everyone on your shopping list covered!



The Flower Shop at Marks and Spencer 

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a beautiful bunch of roses! Choose from the wonderful selection Marks and Spencer’s Flower Shop has to offer this Valentine’s Day.












Love and Plums Gift Set – The Body Shop 

The Love and Plums Gift Set is the ultimate present to bring joy to the person you love! This rich, bright, fruity-floral scent is enriched with plum extract and notes of plum sorbet, peony and musk.













Love vs Lust Couples Quiz –  The Card Factory 

Looking for something fun to do this Valentine’s Evening? Why not plan a fun date night using the Love vs Lust couples game to see just how well you really know one another!










PS Bubbles Bath Fizzers – Primark

Change the bath game this Valentine’s day with these fun, colourful and glittery bath fizzers from Primark Beauty!










La Male Le Parfum and La Belle Le Parfum, Jean Paul Gaultier – The Perfume Shop 

Shop the new, intense and addictive fragrance from Jean Paul Gaultier this Valentine’s Day. A fragrance pair that is absolute couple goals!