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Visit Loughborough, Leicestershire

Loughborough is a thriving and varied Market town in the heart of Charnwood’s rolling countryside. It offers a wide range of shopping, diverse eating out experiences, family attractions, exciting events and plenty of places to explore.


It is home to the world renowned Loughborough University and its thousands of students create a lively buzz during term times. The main pedestrianised shopping area has recently been extended Loughborough Market Day as part of a £19.3m regeneration scheme. The work has brought together two shopping areas which are centred around a thriving and varied market in the heart of the town. As well as the specialist independent shopping streets on Church Gate, Baxter Gate, Wards End, and Market Street there are also three shopping centres - The Rushes, Carillon Court and Regent Place – which are home to many top high street brands.

The Market in the heart of the town plays an important role in the vitality of Loughborough. The Weekly Market is held every Thursday and Saturday with over 125 stall holders. The Vintage Market is held every Friday and offers over 40 traders selling antiques, collectables, and memorabilia. A Farmers’ Market is held on the second Wednesday of each month with producers from across the area selling a wide range of interesting organic, healthy food and drink with a wealth of knowledge about their specialised products.

During the summer months there’s a range of family friendly activities that take place in the town including the transformation of the Market Place into a virtual seaside where children can play in the sand and parents can relax in the deckchairs!

Loughborough has a large selection of car parks which are located around the main shopping areas. They offer great value and convenience and have won Secured Car Park awards so shoppers know they are safe to use.

Loughborough in pictures

View images of Loughborough and Charnwood online here - everything from The Sock in the town centre, Old Loughboorugh to Great Central Railway.

Loughborough images

NEW attraction

Stoneywell Cottage

Stoneywell Cottage has just been opened by the National Trust in the Charnwood area, not far from Loughborough.  It was the holiday home of Ernest Gimson who designed and built it for his family in 1899 in the arts and crafts style.

Visitors must pre-book tickets to this unique cottage before arriving at the attraction.

Last updated June 2016