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Group Visits, free entry





Guildhall Lane,


Leicester's Guildhall is one of the finest surviving timber framed medieval halls in England and a premier venue in the city for more than 600 years. In the heart of the Old Town, this Grade 1 Listed building retains much of its traditional architectural splendour, with original period features and detailing in the Great Hall and Mayor's Parlour. The upstairs library is one of the oldest in the country. Visit our new Medieval Leicester galleries and the old cells.

Coach park: No coach parking nearby

Drop off: Coaches can drop off in Peacock Lane

Visit hrs: 1

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopPublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableFacilities for conferencing

Children welcome

Limited wheelchair access, accessible toilet, induction loop, guide dogs welcome. Broadband internet access is available.

Opening details

Open daily 11am - 4.30pm


Free entry

For pre-booked tours, a member of staff may be available to give a brief tour of the site. For a more formal tour, a guide should be booked via Leicester Shire Promotions, which will incur a cost.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Limited wheelchair access, accessible toilet, induction loop, guide dogs welcome. Broadband internet access is available.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop


See location of The Guildhall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 585044  Lat: 52.63421 Long: -1.13703

The Guildhall is located in the heart of the city centre. It is next to to Leicester Cathedral, on Guildhall Lane. Guildhall Lane is a continuation of Silver Street and runs parallel to High Street where the Highcross Shopping Centre is located.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1.6 km from Leicester station