News & Events

Welcome to the Secret Garden

Discover Lion Walk’s beautiful Secret Garden this Spring! Lion Walk presents our latest outdoor pop up bar opening from Monday 12th April. Enjoy a range of food and refreshing drinks, including cocktails, beers and bubbles – all set within our canopy-covered, heated Secret Garden so you can spend time with friends
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We can’t wait to see you!

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Lion Walk! Lion Walk is soon to be reopening, with most of our retailers opening on the 12th of April. Below you can find all the stores reopening times.   Follow us online on Facebook and Instagram for any daily updates
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Let’s Get Creative This Half-Term!

Lion Walk is excited to team up with The Pop Up Club to host a series of free online craft workshops this Easter! Each workshop is hosted by an experienced maker to guide you through each activity. A Magical Morning with Rainbow Fairy Tara Join Rainbow Fairy Tara from Tiny
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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

From beautiful blooms to fabulous fragrances, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to treat your mum to something wonderful. While it’s probably going to look a bit different this year, you can still make it a day to remember. We’ve put together this gift guide to help you find the
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Get ready for pancake day

Preparing for pancake day has never been so easy! M&S have all the essentials you need to create delicious pancakes, guaranteed to make your family smile this Pancake Day. From speedy short-cut ingredients to tasty recipe ideas and toppings, these are sure to keep the family sweet. Tips on how to
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Discover Colchester: New Family Activity Books!

We’re proud to announce Lion Walk’s partnership with Will Quince MP and artist, Veronica de Vera, on a very exciting new project, Discover Colchester. The community project has been created to bring joy and something to focus on during a period that has lead to much uncertainty and strain on many people’s
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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

We’ve always been more into the dinner date, the drinks and the dancing, but this Valentine’s Day – with kids at home and lockdown looming – that long, romantic walk is looking more appealing. However you manage to celebrate this year, we’ve got a great range of gift ideas to
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Only essential stores & takeaways open

In light of the new lockdown guidelines, many of the shops at Lion Walk have temporarily closed their doors again. Below you can discover what stores are still open as well as those operating a takeaway and delivery service.  Follow us online on Facebook and Instagram for updates and daily
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Lockdown Update

With Colchester now facing tighter government restrictions, all non-essential shops at Lion Walk and Red Lion Yard will now be closed. All our essential shops remain open and you can still grab takeaway food and drinks. The Winter Garden will also be closed. Please check online for any updates, and
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Lion Walk Presents: The Winter Garden

Christmas is upon us… Lion Walk is set to launch our best-ever Christmas experience from 2nd December! Enjoy festive drinks, Bavarian-style hot food, Santa’s majestic grotto and a magical Christmas light display – all set within our canopy-covered, heated Winter Garden. The Winter Garden is open daily from 12pm -10pm.
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Victoria Yum Opens at Red Lion Yard

The opening day for Victoria Yum has arrived! Now we know it isn’t quite the opening day they had planned but nonetheless, you can still pop in, meet the wonderful Kiersten who is the Head Baker & Founder of Victoria Yum, and get your cake fix. When the shop is allowed
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Here we go again…

In light of the new lockdown guidelines, many of the shops at Lion Walk have temporarily close their doors for a second time. We are open for essential shopping and limited in-store pick-up, including Boots, Holland & Barrett, M&S, Nanna’s Yarn Barn and the Post Office. Pick up a freshly
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Get in the Halloween spirit with our fang-tastic guide!

For all the ghouls and boys getting spooky this season (because Halloween isn’t cancelled, right?), we’ve listed 5 ways you can trick or treat yo’ self to a scarily good Halloween.   1. Chocolate treats Start your Halloween on an extra-sweet note with delicious chocolate treats from Choccy Heaven .  
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New lockdown-inspired plastic bottle art installation

An internationally renowned artist from Colchester has installed a sculpture made out of plastic bottles in an empty town centre shop as an ode to lockdown. Chris Meigh-Andrews  has created the piece All the Water I Drank During Lockdown as part of his Impossible Object series. “During the subsequent 85
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Bank Holiday Weekender

Colchester’s music scene is buzzing and we want to showcase some of the best talent around! Join us over the bank holiday weekend for free live music at the Summer Drinks Terrace. THE LINE UP Friday 28th August  Live set from Gabriela Eva, with special guests Hung Velvet and Sheikha Ziza.
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Lion Walk Presents: Summer Drinks Terrace

We’re in the full-swing of summer and our Summer Drinks Terrace is now open! Open everyday, all day ’til late until the end of the summer. So pull up a deck chair and enjoy a refreshing range of drinks, including cocktails, beers, ciders and soft drinks. Sip-sip hurray!

Eat Out To Help Out

Throughout August, there’s even more reasons to visit Lion Walk. Muffin Break are taking part in the government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme – so you can enjoy 50% of food and drink ever Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. As many times as you like! That’s lunch sorted.  

The Yard In Bloom

Red Lion Yard has been transformed into a Wisteria Walk for the summer! Fancy winning yourself some vouchers to spend in Red Lion Yard? Then get yourself down to Red Lion Yard and put your camera skills to the test by snapping our new floral installation. Post your picture of our
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Potato Hut Opens at Lion Walk!

We’re delighted to welcome the Potato Hut to the Lion Walk family! Potato Hut serve baked potatoes, sandwiches and salads stuffed with a variety of fresh and healthy ingredients. Join us for the launch on Saturday 11th July where DJ Buzby will be spinning the summer tunes to celebrate. Plus, we’ll
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Welcome back

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Lion Walk! Please check individual stores for opening times and reopening announcements. Safety & Wellbeing  For your safety and wellbeing, the way you shop may look a little different right now. We have made changes to your experience to help create
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