Niantic has announced their first official UK event in Chester, United Kingdom, with Big Heritage, their European community partners. Big Heritage is a civic non-profit organization  from Chester, focused on improving local communities through technology.

The event is to take place in the historic city of Chester on 22-23rd July, followed by a Pokémon GO Schools programme for schools in Cheshire, Wirral and Liverpool, starting in September 2017.

According to the Heritage’s official Facebook post, the Big Heritage team is “beyond excited” to be working with Niantic and to explore new ways of using Augmented Reality to explore the shared past of Chester:

***MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT***We are incredibly proud to announce a formal partnership deal with Niantic Labs, the makers of…

Опубліковано Big Heritage 30 червня 2017 р.

According to the official press release, the event will be fairly similar to Charlotte PokéWalk event which was held earlier this year in North Carolina:

“Visitors to the city will be able to take part in a number of fun trail activities, with in-game and real-world surprises for Pokémon GO players”

According to Daily Star, a number of Historical Sites will be converted to PokéStops for the purpose of the event:

Historical sites will be turned into PokéStops that players can interact with and Niantic say that Big Heritage will also be working with schools across the Cheshire and Merseyside regions as part of an initiative to encourage young people to explore and learn about their local area by playing Pokémon GO together.

We’re looking for boots on the ground during the event, as it takes place at almost the same time as the Chicago GO Fest. UK readers, it’s your time to shine!

P.S. As no official imagery was provided, we’re using the cover image from one of our earlier news: New Niantic sponsored PokéStops appear in London and New York City.

  • LuckyfighterGO


    • Dan

      There’s nothing as of yet.

  • Josh Hack

    I live on the other side of England. Why am I so unlucky?!

    • Faizan Arshad


    • Eskimo Joe

      Americans have to travel further than us to get to there events!
      I don’t think the distance is too bad!!

  • DevilxDan

    i live in manchester nice👍🏻

  • Kane Savva

    I will be going to this event, so if you want me to keep you updated of what’s going on I will be able to let you know.
    Already organised and booked!

  • Jigglypoke

    Hotel booked…………Hope Niantic make it worthwhile!

  • phil_liverpool

    Can’t wait, really hoping for something special with this, legendaries on the Sunday? I don’t have that far to travel but it’s going to be packed, hotel booked, don’t leave it late hotels will be fully booked up and once they realise how big this is going to be prices will rocket!

  • Peter Bloomfield

    no I wish I new sooner
    and yet still considering the 8 hour cycle there