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Discover Leicester

Richard III visitor centre
Leicester is a vibrant city with fantastic festivals, award-winning visitor attractions, its food is just as diverse and exciting. Your taste buds will take a trip around the world with the abundance of restaurants that Leicester has to offer - English, Thai, Indian, Greek, French and lots more choices. Leicester also has an eclectic mix of bars, clubs and great music venues.

There's a choice of theatres and live entertainment to visit with orchestras, musicals, plays and lots more to satisfy your cultural appetite. 

If you're after this season's must have, Leicester has plenty of shops and boutiques for those dedicated followers of fashion. Visit Stoneygate for an exclusive shopping experience, Belgrave Road for Indian jewellery and clothing, The Lanes in Leicester city centre are great for window shopping and visit the Highcross for John Lewis and other major shops.

Experience a day out, a weekend away or enjoy spending time with family and friends doing something different - Leicester is a city waiting for you to explore.

Marriott Leicester

AA 4 Star HotelHotel with 227 rooms, £93-£129 prpnb, Leicester, 0116 282 0100

The Leicester Marriott Hotel is just minutes from junction 21A of the M1 yet set in a quiet area perfect for exploring Leicestershire. INCLUDES FREE PARKING!

Abinger Guest House Leicester

Self-assessed Accessibility InformationGuest House with 8 rooms, £44-£65 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.

Ramada Leicester Stage Hotel

VisitEngland 3 Star HotelHotel with 79 rooms, £69-£89 prpn, Wigston, 0116 288 6161

Modern hotel in quiet residential area, close to city centre, railway station and motorway.

Hotel Maiyango

AA 4 Star Small HotelSmall 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.

The Belmont Hotel Leicester

AA 3 Star HotelHotel with 75 rooms, £59-£150 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.


For a cosmopolitan short break book our Stay Play Explore City Chic Short Break for £129.

This short break includes an overnight stay for two people in a city hotel and a choice of three out of five city based activities.

Explore the city's heritage at New Walk Museum, Newarke Houses, the National Space Centre and the new King Richard III Visitor Centre. visit the National Space Centre and experience the largest planetarium dome in the UK as you go on a 360° journey through our Solar System.
Read about the history of Leicester and to explore places to visit and events taking place
Treat yourself to a leisurely lunch at a pavement cafe or a luxury afternoon tea in the city.  Or eat at an award-winning restaurant overlooking the city landscape for a special occasion.
Guided walk
Book a guided walk with a Blue Badge guide. Hear about famous people associated with Leicester, architecture, the origins of street names - the choice is yours.
Last updated November 2015