About This Area
Leicester is a vibrant city and a great place to visit with multiple attractions and outstanding shopping offering. The unique city merges its English history and culture with buzzing city life.
There are many well established venues such as the world class National Space Centre, an award winning attraction with six interactive galleries and the biggest planetarium in the UK. You can also visit Curve, a fantastic modern theatre which was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2008. There are many museums around the city including the New Walk Museum that takes you back to old Victorian art.
With such a plethora of shops, Leicester’s shopping offers something for everyone. Highcross Leicester is the city’s main centre that hosts all your high street fashion stores and big designer names. For more quaint and independent shops, The Lanes or St Martins Square offers smaller boutiques for unique purchases. Make sure to visit the 800 year old Leicester market where you can buy all your favourites foods that are all local produce.
Named as the UK’s greatest sporting city of 2016, Leicester is the place to be for all the sports lovers. Take a tour round the King Power stadium, home to the 2016 Premier League champions, or catch some brilliant rugby at Welford Road and cheer on the Leicester Tigers. There are many parks in the city for bike rides or scenic runs or just a short walk from the centre is Leicester Riverside, the river Soar runs 28 miles through Leicestershire with amazing scenery and wildlife.
Food and drink is a big part of Leicester with its huge variety of cuisines and range of restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars and nightclubs. It has to be mentioned that the city’s expertise on cheese is a highlight for many as the Red Leicester cheese was produced here in the 17th century.
Getting around Leicester is simple with such a good bus service that covers the whole of the city centre, making it really easy to explore the city.
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