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• En-route foodie stop recommendations: Greengage Tree (Park Street) , The Greek Pitta (Park Street), Mr Chips (Seymour Avenue).
Full map route here, directions below:
Starting at the Wenlock Street Car Park, LU2 0NN, exit the car park and turn right.
At the end of the road, turn left and head straight. Turn left onto Reginald Street, it will be the 6th road on your left. A little way down, there will be a small turning on the right hand side of the road called Kingham Way. The Ghost Sign will be on the side of the first house on the corner of this road.
Continue down Reginald Street and turn left onto Old Bedford Road. Pass The English Rose Pub on your left and the next Ghost Sign will be in front of you, on the corner of ‘Coupees Path’.
Continue on Old Bedford Road, crossing the road and heading under the bridge onto Guildford Street. Follow the street round, passing The Galaxy and heading towards The Easy Hotel. The Ghost Sign will be high above the Easy Hotel signage.
Head back towards The Galaxy and turn left past The Whitehouse Pub. Turn left onto Manchester Street, passing The Town Hall and turn right onto Wellington Street. The Ghost Sign is only a short distance down above ‘Cashino’, on the right hand side of the road.
Walk up to the end of Wellington Street and cross the road using the underpass. When you get to the end of the underpass, use the stairs to your right and turn left onto the upper part of Wellington Street.
Take the first left onto Adelaide Street and the first right onto Windsor Walk. When you get to the cross road on Dumfries Street, cross over and the Ghost Sign will be on the side of the wall.
Continue down Dumfries Street, passing the Ebenezer Chapel. At the end of the road, turn right on Chapel Street. Go left at the traffic lights onto Windsor Street and take the first right onto South Road. Follow it down, where it’ll lead you onto Castle Street. Take the first left onto Cowper Street and at the end of the street where it merges onto Ashton Road, the first sign will be located to the rear of the building on the corner.
There is a second sign on the front of the building, you can get a better view if you cross over the road.
If you are now on Ashton Road, head down the hill and take the first right onto Baker Street. Follow the street down and take the 5th road on your left, Cambridge Street. Take the first right onto Seymour Avenue, the first left again onto Seymour Road, and finally the first left again onto Park Street.
Follow Park Street up to the University and turn right onto Church Street. Turn left at the end of the road and take the first left onto John Street. This Ghost Sign is hidden between the newly built apartment complexes.
Head back out onto Church Street and take the first left onto Guildford Street. Take the first right onto Bute Street and follow it round following the route to the station, passing Starbucks. Cross over and through the Train Station. Walk over the bridge and onto Midland Road, cross over and head down High Town Road in front of you. Take the first left on Cross Street and use the small path to cut through back onto Wenlock Street and into the Car Park.
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