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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.

 

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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.

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Planning to stay for a few days?  

Days Out
Take a look at our annual guide to Great Days Out in Leicestershire for ideas on where to take the family for a Great Day Out
Boys playing
Make some memories on your family outings in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Throne
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Plane
Looking for some excitement?  Try these experiences and test your nerves.
Crafts
Feeling creative?  Spend a few hours finding the creative side in you - ceramics, textiles - there's lots to choose from.
Monkey
If you love animals and birds, you'll love these attractions - you might even get a furry cuddle.
Train
Be transported back in time with steam railways, industrial heritage and the bygone age.
Theatre
Comedy, music and live entertainment can all be found at the numerous theatres and venues across the city and county.
Maiyango
Lunch overlooking a river, afternoon tea at a luxury hotel or a gastonomic feast in a restaurant, there's lots of choice.
Sheep show
Country shows, food festivals, comedy nights, music and dance - something for everyone.
Bosworth map
Visit the site where the Wars of the Roses ended with the death of King Richard III and then to the visitor centre where his mortal remains were discovered.

Here's a selection of places to stay overnight

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.

 
 
 
Abinger Guest House Leicester

Self-assessed Accessibility InformationGuest House with 8 rooms, £49-£65 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.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
Bedroom

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.

 
 
 
Ramada Leicester Stage Hotel

Quality Tourism in LeicestershireHotel with 79 rooms, £54-£89 prpn, Wigston, 0116 288 6161

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