Leicester is one of the UK’s best cities for shopping, fun-filled long weekends and exploring museums. The National Space Centre, Highcross Shopping Centre and King Power Stadium are favourites among visitors to this iconic East Midlands city.
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The Highcross Leicester Shopping Centre has been renovated and is now packed with over 150 high street stores right in the heart of the city. You can also find the Haymarket Shopping Centre in town, and Fosse Shopping Park further outside the city for all your shopping needs.
Museums in Leicester range from exciting displays about space exploration at the National Space Centre to ancient Egyptian discoveries at the New Walk Museum. There are also brilliant exhibitions at the Leicester Guildhall and Attenborough Arts Centre.
Leicester’s parks and outdoor spaces are fantastic places to relax and unwind. Abbey Park is set along the scenic River Soar, complete with a large boating lake. Victoria Park has lovely leafy paths, tennis courts and outdoor fitness equipment. The University of Leicester Botanic Garden features a curated collection of beautiful plant life, sculptures and offers guided tours to the public.
Leicester is a major hub of culture and entertainment. From its many famous theatres like De Montfort Hall and the Curve, to huge gigs at the O2 Academy and even independent music festivals at The Soundhouse, there’s plenty of great places to spend an evening in Leicester.
Leicester won the Premier Cup in 2016 in an exciting championship full of shocks and surprises. Our Leicester City Centre hotel is just over a mile from the home of Leicester FC, the King Power Stadium. There’s also great links to Wembley stadium from Leicester city centre, and our East Midlands Airport hotel is next to East Midlands Airport for flights across the country and beyond.
The long-lost remains of King Richard III were discovered in Leicester in 2012. While his body has since been reburied in Leicester Cathedral, the incredible story of his reign and the Wars of the Roses are explored in the King Richard III Visitor Centre, near the cathedral.