Worcester is located in the centre of the UK, just 2 hours from London. It is a great place to come and study English Plus Rugby as it is away from lots of tourists and it has a Premiership rugby team, the Worcester Warriors, who have some of the best facilities in Europe!
- Worcester is situated on the River Severn, the longest river in Britain
- The cathedral dates from the 11th century and contains the tomb of King John who signed the Magna Carta in 1215
- Oliver Cromwell defeated Prince Charles at the Battle of Worcester in 1651
- It has a population of about 100,000 people
- The famous British composer, Edward Elgar, was born here
- The world famous Royal Worcester porcelain factory originated here
- The world famous Morgan car factory is in Malvern – close to Worcester
If you’ve heard of Worcestershire Sauce you’ve
Back in 1838 two Worcester chemists, John Lea and Henry Perrins produced their first bottles of Worcestershire Sauce based on an old recipe brought back from India.
In 1897 they moved to a new factory on the edge of the city where Lea & Perrins still make the sauce today.
How do you pronounce Worcester? We say “Wooster”
(not Worchester or Worsester) You may confuse the locals!