Official visitor website for Leicestershire

Discover Leicester

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.

 

See the dedicated website for Leicester City.

Browse our selection of accommodation in Leicester:

Glenfield Lodge

Self-assessed Accessibility InformationGuest Accommodation with 15 rooms, £25-£45 prpn, Leicester, 0116 262 7554

Our family owned and friendly guesthouse is perfectly located in the heart of Leicester historical city and close to Leicester’s vibrant day and night life.

 
 
 
Ramada Encore Leicester

Stay Play ExploreBudget Hotel with 115 rooms, £129 prpnb, Leicester, 0116 366 0150

The striking and contemporary hotel is next to the Curve theatre in the city's trendy Cultural Quarter, and a stroll away from the new Richard III visitor centre.

 
 
 
Horseshoe Cottage Farm

VisitEngland 5 Star Bed & BreakfastBed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £110 prpnb, Loughborough, 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.

 
 
 
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Self-assessed Accessibility InformationConference Centre with 123 rooms, £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.

 
 
 
Ramada Leicester Stage Hotel

Quality Tourism in LeicestershireHotel with 79 rooms, £79 prpn, Wigston, 0116 288 6161

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

 
 
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For a cosmopolitan short break book our Stay Play Explore short break for couples for £149.  This short break includes an overnight stay for two people with breakfast and a choice of 3 visitor attractions or experiences.

Children
Explore the city's heritage at New Walk Museum or social and cultural history at Newarke Houses. The National Space Centre and the King Richard III Visitor Centre offer a great day out for all the family.
Visit the website for Leicester city for all kinds of information for visitors and residents of the city.
Food
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, culture, the origins of street names - the choice is yours.
Ferris wheel
Diwali, the Carribean Carnival, Ride Leicester, City Festival - there's lots of festivals that take place in the city throughout the year.
Last updated January 2018