Explore the architectural history and industrial heritage of Bradford’s vibrant cultural quarter, Little Germany, on this informative walking tour led by local historian Nigel Grizzard. Attracted by the wool trade, groups of primarily Jewish German merchants settled in Bradford during the mid-19th century. Soon, they began constructing buildings in which to store their exportable goods, mirroring the ornate structures found in their European home. Their grandeur became famous, transforming Bradford into a hub for international trade following a disruption in commercial sales between France and Germany after the Franco–Prussian war.
Packed with insider knowledge, Grizzard’s walking tour will bring you face-to-face with this forgotten world by leading you through the country’s largest collection of beautiful listed buildings. Comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate clothing are essential.
Meet at Merchants House, Little Germany.