Leicester Travel Guide

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Leicester Things to Do

  • Leicester Market

    Although it has permanent roofing, Leicester's outdoor market is acknowledged to be one of the best outdoor markets in the UK and (possibly) the largest covered outdoor market in Europe. It's a 'proper' market, with stallholders calling out their wares in the way all market people once did. You'll find stalls there every day of the week except...

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  • Leicester Cathedral

    Finally, after much legal wrangling between Leicester and York, the High Court finally decided, in May 2014, that the remains of King Richard lll would be re-interred in Leicester cathedral. Preparation for the worldwide interest generated by the discovery of the remains, and what was assumed to be the re-interment in Leicester, had begun long...

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  • Guildhall

    Leicester Guildhall dates back to around 1390 and is a fascinating (and free) place to visit. It was originally built as a meeting place for the Guild of Corpus Christi (basically, a group of wealthy landowners and businessmen). The building was later enlarged and it has served numerous other functions over the centuries, from a courtroom...

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  • Architecture

    Although Leicester is not exactly stuffed with fascinating architecture, and although it still has far too much of the slab-concrete 'Brutalist' style of the 60s and 70s, the city council has more recently done much to preserve what still remains and to make the city into a pleasant place to shop and wander. I think it has succeeded, Even small...

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  • St Mary De Castro Church

    The ancient church of St. Mary de Castro is sited within what once was the bailey of Leicester castle. It is a fascinating example of how church architecture has changed over the centuries, and is also where Geoffrey Chaucer was married.

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  • Daytrip - Bradgate Park

    Bradgate Park is a historical site as it contains the ruins of the house Lady Jane Grey grew up in. The ruins are open for inspection at times. Bradgate Park is also a very popular outing for local people to come with the family and walk off the excesses of xmas lunch etc. The park is a lovely place to visit, the deer roam freely, you can walk...

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Leicester Restaurants

  • Good Earth

    I accidentally stumbled across this restaurant situated on a side street off Halford Street, Leicester City Centre. I decided as and then I'll have my lunch there and didn't regret it! I loved the cosy and homely ambiance of the restaurant. The restaurant has a countryside feel with its farmhouse artifacts, furniture and so forth. The Good Earth...

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  • Nando's

    This is a national chain. I visited their location on Granby St., across from the train station. The peri peri grilled chicken was nice, the sides are OK. Good service with cheerful employees. Peri peri chicken

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  • Wholesome and Homemade Food!

    I accidentally stumbled across this restaurant situated on a side street off Halford Street, Leicester City Centre. I decided as and then I'll have my lunch there and didn't regret it!I loved the cosy and homely ambiance of the restaurant. The restaurant has a countryside feel with its farmhouse artifacts, furniture and so forth. The Good Earth...

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  • posh curry

    in the centre of town, very busy and popular-a little pricey and a little posh but good food£195 for of us but only 2 were drinkingincludes a 10% service chargeupdate one year later, dec 2011 - still good, recommend the ostrich starter. £69 for 2 of us (just 4 beers). good food, ok service.

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  • Feast India

    Mainly Indian but also they do chinese and even some small pizza.ITs a large buffet place just outside of thurmaston(i think)you pay £15 and eat as much as you like but its better than most buffet places - the food is genuinely good and theres so so much choice.very good.

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  • Kerala (South Indian) cuisine near the...

    This restaurant serves Kerala and south Indian cuisine, which is different from the usual curr-house fare in the U.K. The service is impeccable, and the quality of food is very high. The norm is mild, but if you want it spicy, ask and they will oblige. Kerala cuisine is particularly known for its seafood dishes, and these are very good here.

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Leicester Nightlife

  • For the Water Babies!

    This incredible interactive theatre, designed by Rafael Viñoly, was opened in 2008 (the theatre was to replace the former Haymarket Theatre in the City Centre). The Curve prides itself in hosting its inhouse productions and world premiers and pre West End productions. The curve's main theatre has 800 seats and its studio seats 350. You can read...

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  • Nine Bar

    this was our local on the first year, as we lived very close in the sme street, well actually my first two months, I even lived in the same block of buildings lolWe introduce there the valencian style coffe, only coffe with ice and some lemon, it became popular lol ......Too many shots of Smabuca over there lol

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  • Fat Cat Cafe Bar

    While writing this page, all this places are coming to my mind, I do not know if this tips will be usefull as the nightlife scenary changes so quick, but this palce specially in summer at the terrace is a must visit!!!

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  • La Bodega Española Tapas Bar

    I know is not as it used to be, not sure if David will be aorund there. But great times of Manuel, alex, David, Pilar, Nuria ..... so many good memories aorund... this place

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  • The Orange Tree

    Its a Continental style pub (It means is not english style), with a terrace in summer, I liked the atmosphere, and as being a meeting point with friends at High Street, We also used to go after work for a capuchino

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  • Rhythm Room

    Great palce for fun on my first year, the second year, the atmosphere was not so good, I do not know how it will be now. Remeber dress code here NO owrds, I still remember the happy hours and its cocteils lol, and the first time I asked for a Tia Maria, and they gave it to me with Coke (arg lol)

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Leicester Transportation

  • Leicester Railway Station

    I travelled to Leicester from Leeds (via Chesterfield) by train. An Off-Peak Return (Chesterfield-Leicester) cost me around 21 gbp (April 2014) and the ticket gave me the flexibility to travel on any train that day. There has been a railway station on the site since 1840. The beautiful Victorian building was designed by Charles Trubshaw and built...

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  • Buses

    You probably will not need to use the buses if you stay in central Leicester. It is not a huge city and exploring the centre on foot is easy and safe. But you might want to visit some of the villages and sights nearby, such as%L[http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/db16a/Bradgate Park (childhood home of Lady Jane Grey) or the National Space...

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  • East Midlands Airport

    East Midlands Airport (East Mids for short) is the nearest international airport to Leicester. There is a direct airport bus service from the city, although no railway connection exists. The airport website will give you details.The airport serves budget and mainstream airlines from numerous destinations, so it's a good choice if you want to visit...

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Leicester Shopping

  • Silver Arcade

    Opposite The Shires, Silver Arcade is the tipical old Arcades (not in good state the last time i visited, but always cool to pass by and look for second hand stuff) with a three tiered Victorian shopping mall.

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  • Shires Shopping Centre

    Here you can find all the tipical shops, it is a must do activity lolThats sometimes something that I missed here, some of the shops I used to go in Uk, but I am getting a few of them here in Marbella, not all, but something is better than nothing

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Leicester Local Customs

  • Searching Richard III

    I noticed on my Leicester wonders there was a lot of publicity about Richard III, who was crowned King in 1438 and was killed in the Battle of Bosworth on 22nd August 1485. He was the last monarch to die in a battle and the Tudor dynasty began with the succession of Henry VII.King Richard III, the duke of York, spent a lot of time of York though he...

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  • Graduation day

    This was something new as we do not normally have graduation day in Spain (at least in mine), actually to get the formal diplom of your degree it takes nearly 5 years lol For my graduation on the Bsc Hons in Uk, my family came, well not for the graduation, but to spent two weeks visitng England before I left after two years, was goo that they came...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Leicester Off The Beaten Path

  • Thomas Cook Statue

    This statue was unveiled in 1994 to commemorate Thomas Cook, a local man, where he began his travel pioneering at Leicester from 1841 and subsequently took travellers all over Europe and the Middle East. Upon his death the family business was passed onto his son. The statue was sculpted by James Walter Butler. There are travel agencies in his...

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  • John Manners (5th Duke of Rutland)...

    As I was walking through the markets I came across this statue of John Manners. Leicester's first public statue which was unveiled in 1852 by Sir Frederick Gustavus Fowke of Leicestershire's Freemasons. John Manners was the 5th Duke of Rutland and sculpted by Edward Davis.

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  • The Turkey Cafe

    The Turkey Cafe is a Grade II listed building, designed Art Nouveau style by Arthur Wakerley at the beginning of the 20th Century and it began originally as a restaurant. Wakerley was fascinated with Turkish architecture and hence the architecture and the turkey bird at the top of the building. The Carraware tiles used were done handmade by William...

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Leicester Sports & Outdoors

  • King Power Stadium

    The King Power Stadium is home to Leicester City FC.Leicester moved into the new 32,500-seat, then named Walkers Stadium, at the start of the 2002–03 season after moving out of their former home at Filbert Street.

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  • Walkers Stadium

    Leiceter City's new stadium opened in August 2002. I went to Walkers Stadium for the first time in October 2006, to watch my hometown team, Southampton, play there. I had been to Leicester City's old ground, Filbert Street, but the new stadium is much better. It has a capacity of 32,500 and it's almost identical to Southampton's St. Mary' Stadium,...

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  • The Foxes

    Name Leicester City Nickname The Foxes Stadium Walker Stadium League Play In The Championship Honours Home Kit Blue shirt, white shorts, blue socks Away Kit The Walker Stadium is just a stones throw away from Filbert Street, their old ground. Leicester are one of Aston Villas fiercest rivals and the games between them are...

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Leicester Favorites

  • First Point of Call!

    This should be the first point of call for anyone who hasn't been to Leicester before. I popped in Visit Leicester. the city centre's tourist information office, where I obtained some maps to assist me exploring Leicester City Centre.I wouldn't say it was the friendliest visitors centre I've visited but it's worth popping to get information about...

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  • Fountain

    Sorry had forgotten the anme lol but Barclays was in the corner.... lol This is when my friend Francis visited us

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