Canterbury Bid

Canterbury City Guides


2019 is the fifth year of our seasonal guides and they have been a huge success. We print 28,000 Summer Guides and 20,000 Christmas Guides – distributed free of charge to locals, visitors and students.

The A5 printed guides are distributed to hotels and B&Bs, travel points, The Beaney Library, local schools, businesses, venues and stores.

The guides are packed with fantastic ways to spend time (and money!) in Canterbury. We want to encourage shoppers to seek you out, to visit the city end to end and to make them aware of the many special places to discover. This could be your store, bar, event, visitor attraction, service, menu, tour – whatever you offer in the city, we want to share it.

Christmas Guide – out 1 November 2019 (click here to read digital copy)

Summer Guide – out 21 May 2019 (click here to read digital copy)

Contact Kathy Moulton to reserve space – or 01227 787055 or 07838 970578.

What Can I Book?

Prices for 2019 are as follows: (please add VAT +20%)

  • Half page £150 
  • Full page £250 
  • Double page £500
  • Inside Front Cover £300 
  • Inside Back Cover £300
  • Outside Back Cover £600

BID levy payers receive a 10% discount. 

We hope that you’ll get involved and promote your business throughout 2018 with the Canterbury City Guides.

  • High quality, full colour guides
  • Long shelf life
  • Free artwork help available – just ask for details
  • Supported by the Canterbury Business Improvement District, we are a not-for-profit platform, which exists to promote businesses in Canterbury.

How to Sign Up

It’s easy. Contact Kathy on 07838 970 578 or to book your space.

Need Help with Artwork?

We can create your advertisement at no extra cost. We will need a detailed brief in a digital format (word document), including high resolution images (300 dpi) and any applicable logos. You will be sent a proof to approve before your artwork is printed. Amends will be charged at £25 per alteration. Please send your files to

Designing Your Own Artwork? Here’s our Artwork Supply Guide:

  • Full Page: 148 x 210mm
  • Two-page Spread:297 x 210mm
  • Half Page: 148 x 105mm
  • Text quiet zone min. 5mm in from final advert size edge (so your text doesn’t appear in the fold)
  • High resolution CMYK print ready pdf
  • 3mm bleed on each edge
  • No crop marks