Places To Eat, Where To Stay, Things To Do
There are a number of B&Bs, hotels and self catering cottages that you can stay at. There are many tea rooms and restaurants, shops and galleries. To help you find a place to stay and how to spend you time between lectures, do visit the Discover Lavenham website, which offers a wealth of information:
There is also, just off the Market Place, the
Lavenham Tourist Information Centre
Telephone: 01787 248207
Mid March – end Oct : 10am to 4.45pm everyday
Nov – 17th Dec : 11am to 3pm everyday
Jan & Feb : 11am to 3pm weekends only
Guided walks around Lavenham leave the TIC Sat at 2.30 and Sun at 11.00 until end Oct.
Adults £3, children under 14 FREE
The Tourist office is located just off the Market Place. They have a wide range of books, souvenirs and locally crafted gifts for sale.
Lavenham was once one of the wealthiest places in the country. Its famous blue cloth was
exported across Europe and beyond.
The village today is famed for its wealth of surviving timber-framed buildings, which make
it one of the best-preserved medieval villages in England. One of the ﬁnest of these
buildings is our Guildhall of Corpus Christi.
Inside, you can follow the changing fortunes of Lavenhamʼs cloth industry, local families,
as well as its farming heritage and agricultural roots.
Explore the streets of this unique village, which have changed little in ﬁve
centuries. You can also browse in the Guildhall’s gift shop and enjoy a homemade cake in
their newly refurbished tea-room.