Leicester Travel Guide

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Leicester Highlights

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     Great Indian Cusine 

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     Can get very crowded on Saturday afternoons. 

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     Great city for a day visit 

Leicester Things to Do

  • A tour of Bosworth Battlefield

    The Visitor Centre at Bosworth offers interactive displays and a detailed exhibition, along with an interesting film explaining the events of the battle.There is also a replica medieval village, and mock battles and tournaments are held here at various times

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  • St James Church - Sutton Cheney

    This church has strong historical links to Richard the third, it is apparently where he heard his last mass before being killed at the battle of Bosworth, just down the road.It is indeed an old building, quite small, well worth a visit, and still a working church.If you look carefully at the ground on the left of the path leading to the church from...

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  • Visit 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 for...

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  • St Mary de Castro

    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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  • Leicester Cathedral

    It's taken me ages to get round to going inside but I was pleasantly surprised by this small cathedral (it was only declared a cathedral in 1927, so was not purpose-built). There's been a church on site for about a thousand years (since 1086), dedicated to Saint Martin. You can see just a tiny part of that original church (see photo) but a lot more...

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  • St Mary de Castro (Mary of the Castle)

    This beautiful old church is located next to the Castle Hall. It was founded in 1107 by Robert de Beaumont after he'd been granted the castle by King Henry.Inside the church is a stunning oak ceiling with exquisite woodcarvings. The spire was added in 1400 and replaced after being damaged in 1783.The church has a notable history, rumours say that...

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Leicester Restaurants

  • 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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  • Portugese Chcken

    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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  • Veggie Delight

    When we visit Leicester we like to go to Bobby's and get lots of Indian snacks to take away. They are fantastic (we buy extra and freeze them as we live in an area devoid of good Indian food!).Bobby's has savoury and sweet snacks along with a sit down buffet and a restaurant upstairs.The food is great - we usually just ask for a selection of...

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  • Indian Restaurants

    ok, Leicester is the place to enjoy a good indian meal, try any of the restuarnats of London Road or Melton road ....Sorry I had forgotten their names, but I miss indian food, really, in Spain we do not have so good ones ....UPDATES The owner of the new indian restaurant in Marbella had studied in Leicester as well, so we spend some time talking...

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Leicester Nightlife

  • 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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  • The Fan Club

    NO words, I loved fridays as it was the 80´s. I have had so much fun here, i really miss nightlife in England, was two great years... ReallyIn this palce you can fid the most great mix of styles, people dress free, no shoes, no elegant... is great and informal...Just close to Sant Margaret Station

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Leicester Transportation

  • 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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  • st Margaret bus Station

    Here we are summer 98, ready to come back to Spain after a hard year lol, in my case only for a month and back again snif snifNational Express at Gravel Street

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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

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    Close to Victoria Park

    by Carmela71 Updated Nov 14, 2003

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    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 as it was hard to leave something you loved so much

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Leicester Off The Beaten Path

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    Caption of opening times

    by Nixter01 Written Nov 1, 2005

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    I have put the majority of my pictures on ' Things To Do ' page, so here I have put up a picture of the opening times, and one of the entrances etc..
    The Botanic Gardens are accesssible to all ages and have good access for people in wheelchairs, their are NO hills to go up, its all planned out to meet the requiremnts of each individual, which is good news for all. Kids as well as adults will enjoy it and will come away having learnt something. There are also lots of architectural monuments that have been designed by various artists and erected all around the gardens, some are very odd and others are lets say ' makes you use your imagination ' ~ Have fun !

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Leicester Sports & Outdoors

  • 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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  • Tigers and Leicester City

    ok, on my second year, my house was in between the footbal stadium and the rudby one lol, so I knew whne each scored by sure heheheI have to say that Tigers supporters behave much better than the footbal ones... 100% sure I do not remeber how many times i have heard to the City Football Club "blue army" of supporters lol Great fun (not all where...

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Leicester Favorites

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    Francis and me

    by Carmela71 Written Mar 1, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Sorry had forgotten the anme lol but Barclays was in the corner.... lol

    Fondest memory: This is when my friend Francis visited us

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