Things to do in Leicester
King Richard III Visitor Centre
This state-of-the-art visitor centre is a homage to one of the highest profile and most captivating archaeological detective stories the world has seen. It’s sure to pique the the interest of those who’ve followed the search for Richard III.
The National Space Centre
The National Space Centre is out of this world (get it?). Check out a show at the 360º Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium, learn about the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence and loads more awe-inspiring stuff. There’s nowhere like it in the UK.
The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery inspired David Attenborough’s love for the natural world. Put the Dinosaur Gallery, Ancient Egypt Gallery, German Expressionist Gallery and Picasso Ceramics on the top of your to-do list.
Jewry Wall Museum
There’s more to the Jewry Wall Museum than a big old wall. The Bath Site remains are a testament to Leicester’s Roman heyday. Objects from prehistoric to medieval times tell the story of Leicester’s archaeological history.
The Golden Mile
The streets aren’t paved with gold but they are lined with Indian jewellery shops selling glistening 22 and 24-carat creations. You’ll also find colourful sari houses, enticing spice shops and mouthwatering curry houses.
Eat like a local
Leicestershire is responsible for some of the finest English fayre around: the pork pie, Red Leicester cheese, Stilton, Walkers crisps and Fox’s Glacier Mints. Pop into Walkers (pie shop not crisp factory), the food hall at Leicester Market or any good newsagents to try these delicacies at source. You won’t regret it.