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Things to do in Loughborough

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.
Stadium
“This has got a very good Formula One Museum and the track has recently been upgraded and hosts World Superbikes and MotoGP as well as the perrennial Download Festival.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Canal Lock
“Situated centrally for cruising any part of the canal & river network, it's modern facilities raise the standard of traditional inland marinas and bring them into the 21stcentury. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Our favourite country pub. Beer garden in the summer, log fires in the winter. Great food. You can't go wrong. Pub quiz on a Tuesday night from 9pm.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Busy vintage pub with great choice of beers, gins and cocktails. Serving food throughout the afternoon. Sometimes they have special events such as dinner nights, live music/DJ decks or interactive theater in their spacious beer garden. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
University
“If you're coming to see loved ones at the University we're perfectly placed. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fine dining experience with exquisite home grown food in a beautiful old house. Expensive but wow what an experience.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“A great open space in the centre of town. Go sit on the grass with a picnic in the summer or watch the autumn leaves fall. Observe the Carillon Bell Tower, catch it right and take a trip to the top for a small entrance fee. There's a children's play area, duck pond bowling green and bandstand too.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Comfortable easy eating in pleasant surroundings, tables usually available in the week, good pub food.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“If you want to go for a nice evening meal locally which is not too badly priced we would recommend The Pear Tree. The interior is beautiful and a very popular place to eat, we highly recommend booking.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cinema
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Golf course designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) by Natural England because of its variety of habitat, flora and fauna.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Great country park for far reaching views, parks for the kids and rocks to climb. There’s a cafe in the lower car park. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“If you enjoy a lovely scenic walk and beautiful views this is the place to go! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Climb to to top of 'The Beacon' and watch the planes coming into land at East Midlands Airport. We have a pass to get in for free (normally £2.50 charge)”
  • 1 local recommends
Premise
“It's only 20 mins away from where we live if you use public transport. 8 mins drive away by car and taxi.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“Our favourite country pub. Beer garden in the summer, log fires in the winter. Great food. You can't go wrong. Pub quiz on a Tuesday night from 9pm.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Busy vintage pub with great choice of beers, gins and cocktails. Serving food throughout the afternoon. Sometimes they have special events such as dinner nights, live music/DJ decks or interactive theater in their spacious beer garden. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fine dining experience with exquisite home grown food in a beautiful old house. Expensive but wow what an experience.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Comfortable easy eating in pleasant surroundings, tables usually available in the week, good pub food.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you want to go for a nice evening meal locally which is not too badly priced we would recommend The Pear Tree. The interior is beautiful and a very popular place to eat, we highly recommend booking.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“One of my favourite eateries. I've sampled breakfast lunch and dinner here and hosted a Christmas event or two. Id recommend a table in the back. I can recommend the eggs benedict from the breakfast menu and any of the small tapas plates.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Loughborough's own version of 'Wagamama's'. Great noodle soups, Sushi and Dim Sum. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 2 locals recommend

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