Leicester welcomes F.C. København!
Tuesday 18 October
Leicester City vs FC Copenhagen
As Leicester City football club prepare for their second home Champions League game, the city of Leicester is going all out to welcome travelling FC København fans.
There will be greeters at Leicester train station giving out free maps and city centre guides with the city embracing the 'hygge' spirit too! The Après Lounge bar in High Street, with its wood-panelled walls, flickering candles and mulled wine, will be stocking up on Danish beer and The Cosy Club, in Highcross Street – will rename itself the 'Hygge Club' for the day.
Beyond the bars, Jubilee Square will be transformed into a pre-match FanZone for fans of both teams. Live music and a big screen showing highlights of Leicester City's title-winning season will provide the entertainment, with food and drink available from stalls and a licensed bar. A hog roast and heated seating areas will help create the 'hygge' spirit in the square too.
As the city's Diwali celebrations will be underway, Diwali Indian music and dancing will also feature in the programme. Street artists and stilt walkers in FC Copenhagen and Leicester City kits will help create a family atmosphere – and fans will be able to get their faces painted in their team colours, before they head off to the stadium.
The Jubilee Square fanzone will open at 12 noon on Tuesday to provide a pre-match meeting point for fans, but its big screen will not be showing the match. Fans without tickets for the game will be able to watch it live at BT Sport pubs in the city centre.
Visiting fans are encouraged to read Leicester City Football club’s guide for visiting supporters.
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
A free exhibition that relives the remarkable rise of Leicester City Football Club, from relegation favourites in March 2015 to Premier League champions in May 2016.
This special display uses images and sound to recreate what has been a truly unforgettable year in the world of football.
Special late opening till 7pm on Tuesday 18 October.
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Pre-Match Fanzone - Julbilee Square - 12pm - 8pm
Enjoy the atmosphere and build-up in the pre-match FanZone on Jubilee Square.
The FanZone includes an entertainment stage, big screen, bar, food stalls and information points. The place to meet up before heading to the Leicester City Stadium.
Please note the live match will not be shown on the big screen.
Planning to stay for a few days?
Here's a selection of places to stay overnight
Small Hotel with 14 rooms, £99-£165 prpnb, Leicester, 0116 251 8898
Hotel Maiyango is a stunning 14 bedroom boutique hotel setting a new standard in city centre accommodation in the heart of Leicester. The contemporary rooms and suite provide the relaxed luxury surroundings.
Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £100 prpnb, Leicester, 0116 235 0038
Luxury in Leicestershire's Charnwood Forest awaits at Horseshoe Cottage Farm, recently converted from old stone farm buildings. The home cooked meals with seasonal foods, sourced locally and the vegetables and eggs, home grown.
Guest House with 8 rooms, £46-£56 prpnb, Leicester, 0116 255 4674
Guest house rates, hotel quality. We are proud of our rating and treat all guests like hotel inspectors! We're highly rated on TripAdvisor - take a look at our entry.
Budget Hotel with 115 rooms, £69-£109 prpn, Leicester, 0116 366 0150
The Ramada Encore Leicester City Centre is the City's newest Hotel situated in the Cultural Quarter
Hotel with 75 rooms, £95-£99 prpnb, Leicester, 0116 254 4773
Character Town House Hotel, situated in the conservation area of New Walk. Located only a short walk from Leicester train station and the shopping centres of the city.
Conference Centre with 123 rooms, £69-£109 prpnb, Leicester, 0116 244 9669
Located just minutes from Leicester's vibrant city centre, College Court offers a great range of facilities in a tranquil setting with excellent transport links.
Hotel with 104 rooms, £90-£110 prpnb, Leicester, 0116 255 5599
Check in to Victorian elegance in a vibrant central location at the Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel. Trendy bars, excellent Asian food and great shopping are on your doorstep.