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Things to do in Leicester

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“Just a stones throw from Leicester Cathedral, situated on the car park where The remains of RIII were found”
  • 36 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Theatre in the heart of Leicester, worth taking a look at what’s on during your visit.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Church
“Lovely cathedral, see the tomb of king Richard 111 . Nice bars and restaurants close by. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Leicester Tigers (officially Leicester Football Club) is an English professional rugby union club based in Leicester, England.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Entertainment
“New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester's original museum, has wide ranging collections and displays spanning the natural and cultural world A family friendly day out, the galleries include Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, Wild Space, The Den gallery for the under 5s, the Victorian art gallery, Arts & Crafts gallery, Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection and modern and contemporary art displays. The first floor galleries include World Arts and Leicester's internationally renowned collection of German Expressionism.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“I love going to the Pheonix to watch a film, it's a small independent cinema with a bar and restaurant. They do a great film and dine offer and the food is always really tasty. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Premise
“5 minutes away! Shop&Dine! Discover over 100 of the most imaginative and desirable shops. Shopping made you hungry? There’s plenty of choice at Highcross Leicester with flavours from around the world to delight your taste buds and diet. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
University
“The Newly Renovated University, Home to Students from across The world!! And one of many places of Academia in this Great City!! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Food
“Fabulous Ice-Cream just as good as in Italy! Eat it all year round. Absolutely Fabulous.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Food
“Skilled mixologist practising their trade at this 1920’s styled bar - the best cocktails 🍸 ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“As well as live comedy & music, it also does good food & cocktails. Orton Square is the perfect spot to get a 360-degree view of Leicester’s mixed character of architectural distinctiveness all in one place. Named after the late playwright Joe Orton famous for his scandalous black comedies, the square is surrounded by theatre, art galleries, restaurants, bars and a cluster of thriving creative businesses. Start with the award-winning Curve theatre’s modern design by Rafael Vinoly Architects, move on to a converted four story Victorian warehouse, then take in the Art Deco Athena venue, continue to turn to the right for another Grade II listed Victorian building currently home to the Queen Victoria Arts Club restaurant, and complete your twirl with the narrow ‘flat-iron’ end of the Exchange Building reminiscent of New York’s Flatiron Building. Since it’s designated for pedestrians only, you’re guaranteed to get uninterrupted views to take the perfect snap or selfie!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Transportation
  • 3 locals recommend
Street Address
“33 Cankstreet: bespoke cocktails defiantly worth a visit. 33 Cank Street, Leicester LE1 5GX. 8 minute walk or an 8 minute drive from Charles street. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A popular South Indian restaurant. We recommend The Thali or a Dosa. If you are vegetarian/vegan try their sister restaurant Herb which is just across the road.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Old knitting factory turned into bar and cosy restaurant. Comfy leather sofas and cocktails. Great place, right next to Highcross Shopping Centre.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Little or big, a food shop at your local Tesco is only round the corner. Great self catering food shop at fair prices.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A popular South Indian restaurant. We recommend The Thali or a Dosa. If you are vegetarian/vegan try their sister restaurant Herb which is just across the road.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Old knitting factory turned into bar and cosy restaurant. Comfy leather sofas and cocktails. Great place, right next to Highcross Shopping Centre.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Turkish Restaurant
“Lively, friendly, delicious and great value Turkish restaurant, less than 10mn walk. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Day time you can get a beautiful coffee and cake and evenings you can get a magnificent homemade burger. Sundays they do a fabulous brunch menu”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“If you not sure where to eat, you will not be disappointed with this place, great drinks amazing food vegan friendly!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Offering no-nonsense British food with an eclectic mix from around the globe (Vegan menu is also available)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“It's the main shopping centre in the city and it's literally across the road!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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