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:

Abinger Guest House Leicester

Self-assessed Accessibility InformationGuest House with 8 rooms, £45-£69 prpnb, Leicester, 07988775662

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 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, £100 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.

The Belmont Hotel Leicester

AA 4 Star HotelHotel with 75 rooms, £95-£99 prpnb, Leicester, 0116 254 4773

The Belmont Hotel has been under the same ownership for the last 85 years. We offer fabulous food and drink menus, individually designed bedrooms, bespoke business centre and lovely weddings.


Self-assessed Accessibility InformationConference 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.


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.

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.
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