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The information presented on these Stratford pages is based on the Stratford-upon-Avon Street Map and Guide

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE (TIC)
Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6GW
Tel: 0870 160 7930
Fax: 01789 265262
Email: stratfordtic@shakespeare-country.co.uk
Web: www.shakespeare-country.co.uk

Open April to October 9am-6pm from Monday to Saturday, and 110.30am-4.30pm on Sundays. November to March open 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am-3pm on Sundays.

  • The Centre offers help and advice about events and attractions in and around Stratford
  • Plenty of free leaflets are available
  • You may book your accommodation in Stratford, or nationally under the "Book-a-Bed-Ahead" scheme
  • Last minute Royal Shakespeare Theatre Tickets may be available
  • Tickets for the Guide Friday Stratford Tour are available here
  • The Travel Shop provides information on local bus services, and tickets for National Express Coaches
  • Shop selling a wide range of guide books, maps, postcards, gifts and souvenirs

INFORMATION FOR THE DISABLED
For help and advice on access, parking and shopping contact the Tourist Information Centre. Disabled Toilets operate under the RADAR national key scheme and can be found at all the public toilet facilities in Stratford except for the one in Ely Street.

SHOPMOBILITY
Bridgefoot Car Park, Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon
Tel: 01789 414534

Open 9.30am-4.30pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am-2pm Saturday and Monday.
Wheelchairs and powered scooters are available for free for those with a permanent or temporary disability. There is a 3-hour limit. Booking in advance is essential.

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LIBRARIES:
Public Library, Henley Street, Stratford-on-Avon, CV37 6PZ
Tel: 01789 292209 / 296904
Fax: 01789 268554
Email: stratfordlibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk
Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm (Tuesday 10am-5.30pm), Saturday 9.30am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm.

Shakespeare Centre Library
Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW
Tel: 01789 201813
Fax: 01789 296083
Email: library@shakespeare.org.uk
Web: www.shakespeare.org.uk
Open 10.00am-5.00pm Monday to Friday, and 9.30am-12.30pm Saturday. Closed on Bank Holidays and on Saturdays before a bank holiday.
The Shakespeare Centre Library contains the combined printed book collections of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the archive of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Birthplace Trust Record Office
Guild Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
Open 9.30am-5pm Monday to Friday, and 9.30am-12.30pm Saturday. Closed Saturdays before Bank Holidays.
The local records office and family history centre for Stratford and South Warwickshire. Free admission.

INTERNET ACCESS: The Cyber Junction, 28 Greenhill St. (B2), or the Public Library, Henley Street

LOCAL PRESS
A good source for events listings is The Stratford Herald (Fridays), available from newsagents.

MARKETS
The Friday Market is held in Rother Street from about 10am-4pm, and the Cattle Market, Station Road every Tuesday.

WEATHER
For the local weather forecast, Tel: 0870 6004242.

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EMERGENCY
In an emergency dial 999 for Police, Fire or Ambulance.
Police Station: Rother Street (B3). Tel 414111.
Minor Injuries: Hospital, Arden St (A1). Tel 205831. Open 9am-5pm.
24 hour Accident and Emergency Department, South Warwickshire Hospital, Lakin Road, Warwick. Tel 01926 495321.

POST OFFICE
2-3 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. Tel: 08457 223344.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE
Most of the major banks and some shops provide a currency exchange service.
Thomas Cook, 13 Chapel Street, Stratford. Tel: 01789 294688.
Eurochange, 9 Town Square. Tel: 01789 264700.

BANKS
Barclays, Market Cross. Tel: 08457 555 555.
Lloyds TSB, 22 Bridge Street. Tel: 0845 3000 000.
HSBC, 13 Chapel Street. Tel: 08457 404 404.
NatWest, 31 Rother Street. Tel: 0845 604 1604.

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BABY CHANGING
Debenhams, 3-4 Wood Street and Marks and Spencer, 29 Bridge Street both have baby changing facilities. Most of the public toilets in Stratford town centre also have baby changing facilities.

LAUNDRY SERVICES
Fountain Cleaners Ltd, Guild Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
Tel: 01789 204693

YOUTH HOSTEL
Hemmingford House, Alveston.
Tel: 0845 371 9661.
Web: www.yha.org.uk
Members only, but you can join at the hostel. It is 2 miles from Stratford, and there are buses from Bridge Street, or you can take a taxi.

Mushroom Publishing is unable to provide any more information on Stratford-upon-Avon than is already available on this website. For further information, including a free visitor pack, please contact the Stratford-upon-Avon Tourist Information Centre.

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