Welcome to Leicester

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Leicester: attractions 

Leicester is a city brimming with fun, family attractions and activities all year round, making it the perfect city to visit for a daytrip or short break.

Young and old alike can monkey around at Twycross Zoo – home to one of the world’s largest primate collections. Alternatively, take a trip to Twinlakes Theme Park or the ever-puzzling Wistow Maze for a good ol’ runaround!

Visit the interactive National Space Centre for an out-of-this-world experience, with real life rockets and outer space adventures.

The breathtaking Bosworth Battlefield is the site of one of the most famous battles in British history, and is a memorable step back in time for visitors. Watch detailed reconstructions of legendary medieval battles, and much more.


Leicester: for free

Leicester and its surrounding areas are home to many impressive city parks, such as Bradgate Country Park, Victoria Park or Castle Gardens, which make for a great day out.

You could even head to the flourishing National Forest and its tapestry of nature trails, or visit the granite hills of Charnwood Forest.

Leicester: where to eat and drink

On a shoestring: Bobby’s. Tasty, fresh vegetarian Indian made with passion.

Middle of the road: The Belper Arms. Traditional pub food from the oldest pub in Leicestershire.

Bigger budgets: The Boot Room. Unfussy British cooking with some European and Asian influences thrown in, all served up in a brick-built former shoe factory.

Leicester: shopping

A stroll through the city centre will lead you to Highcross Shopping Mall; home to more than 100 high street favourites.

For something a little more exclusive, head to St. Martin's Square, which is filled with trendy boutiques and designer labels.

Stoneygate Shops offers an eclectic mix of gift shops and boutiques. Meanwhile Belgrave Road is filled with shops offering spices, jewellery, clothing and street food.