YOUR GUIDE TO LEICESTER

Leicester A City Of Culture

The city hosts an annual Pride Parade (Leicester Pride), a Caribbean Carnival (the largest in the UK outside London), the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India and the largest comedy festival in the UK Leicester Comedy Festival. One of the best known places in the city is Melton Road, near the city centre, which contains many diverse retail stores and restaurants for both locals and tourists. From clothing to fine cuisines, specialist bridal/groom makeup and home appliances, this road promotes and holds many authentic cultures globally. Melton Road is regarded as the pin point of Leicester as a multifaith city.

Climate

Leicester experiences a maritime climate with mild to warm summers and cool winters, rain spread throughout the year, and low sunshine levels.

GETTING AROUND

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TRAVELLING TO LEICESTER BY AIR

BUY AIR

By Air East Midlands Airport is located 16 miles from Leicester city centre. To and From East MidlandsAirport: Direct Sky Link bus Operates from 24 hours a day Journey time: 27 minutes Cost: £10

TRAVELLING TO LEICESTER BY TRAIN

BUY TRAIN

Leicester is on the East Midlands trains line from London St Pancras to south Yorkshire. Direct trains from London take aprx 75 minuites. Taxi ranks are located outside train station.

TRAVELLING TO LEICESTER BY BUS

BUY BUS

For information on bus services throughout Leicester and Leicestershire, including Park & Ride services for the city, call the Travel Line on 0871 200 22 33. Alternatively visit www.quicksilverbus.co.uk for information on Park & Ride services.

TRAVELLING TO LEICESTER BY COACH

BUY COACH

National Express offer national coach services to Leicester. London to Leicester takes just under 3 hours. Ashby de la Zouch, Coalville, Kegworth, Market Harborough, Loughborough and East Midlands Airport are also served by National Express.

GETTING AROUND IN LEICESTER ON FOOT

ON FOOT

Getting around Leicester city centre on foot is easy, however, for anything outside of the immediate centre you will need to use the public transport system.

GETTING AROUND IN LEICESTER ON BUS

BUS

The main bus operators are Arriva and First. Tickets: Night service slightly more than day services.

Bus Flexi Day tickets Valid on First, Arriva Midlands, Centrebus and Stagecoach services buses for 1 day unlimited travel. Cost: Adult £4.00 Can be purchased from all First bus drivers or from the travel shop and is valid within the central Leicestershire are.

SHOPPING

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HIGH CROSS

ABOUT HIGHCROSS

Highcross Leicester contains over 120 shops, with a range of both large and smaller units, including branches of the department stores House of Fraser, Debenhams and John Lewis. There are also 15 restaurants and cafés, a cinema and two large car parks

Visit Website – highcrossleicester.com

OPENING TIMES

Monday 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

FOSS PARK

ABOUT FOSS PARK

The retail park is in an area of mixed industrial and commercial development, about half a mile from Junction 21 of the M1, where it meets the M69. Junction 21 also connects the M1 with the A5460 (Narborough Road), from the centre of Leicester, and Leicester’s main ringroad, the A563.

Visit Website – FOSSPARK

OPENING TIMES

Mon to Fri 9am – 9pm

Sat 9am – 8pm Sun 11am – 5pm.

LEICESTER MARKET

ABOUT LEICESTER MARKET

Leicester Market is situated in the heart of the city centre and is open for six days a week, Monday to Saturday, every week of the year. The largest and finest market of its type in Europe, we have a tradition for quality and service stretching back seven hundred years.

Visit Website- LeicesterMarket

OPENING TIMES

OUTDOOR MARKET

Mon- Sat – 7am – 6pm

FOOD HALL

Mon- Sat – 9am -5pm

EATING OUT

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CAFES

Leicester has a great selection of cafés, ranging from atmospheric

independent cafés to historic tea rooms.

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Almeida Coffee and Juice Co.

5 Guildhall Lane,

LE1 5FQ

Tel: 0116 261 9086

Attenborough Arts Centre

Lancaster Road,

LE1 7HA

Tel: 0116 252 2455

attenborougharts.com

Bar Sandwich

13 St. Nicholas Place,

LE1 4LD

Tel: 0116 251 9770

barsandwich.co.uk

Bubble Time

10 Silver Walk, LE1 5EW

Tel: 07460 227 937

bubbletimeleicester.weebly.com

Bus Station Café

St Margaret’s Bus Station,

Gravel Street, LE1 3AG

Tel: 0116 262 2441

Café Dido

12 Loseby Lane, LE1 5DR

Tel: 0116 225 0446

Caffé Nero

28 Humberstone Gate, LE1 3PH

Tel: 0116 262 7949

caffenero.co.uk

 Newmans

33 Market Street, LE1 6DN

Tel: 0116 254 2090

 New Walk Museum Café

53 New Walk, LE1 7EA

Tel: 0116 225 4900

visitleicester.info/museums

 Patisserie Valerie

Highcross Shopping Centre, LE1 4SA

Tel: 0116 261 9305

patisserie-valerie.co.uk

RESTAURANTS

A fantastic range of restaurants offering food from all over the world, whether Indian or Italian, Spanish or Greek, Chinese or Lebanese

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CLASSIC DINNING

Tinseltown

5-9 Upper Brown Street, LE1 5TE

Tel: 0116 254 4696

tinseltown.co.uk/leicester

The Terrace Restaurant

Fenwick, 36 Market Street, LE1 6DE

Tel: 0116 255 3322

fenwick.co.uk

White Peacock

14-16 King Street, LE1 6RJ

Tel: 0116 254 7663

the-white-peacock.co.uk

Studio One – Cinema De Lux

Highcross Shopping Centre,

LE1 4SA

Tel: 0871 220 1000

showcasecinemas.co.uk

Steakout Meathouse

14 Granby Street, LE1 1DE

Tel: 0116 262 6501

steakoutuk.com

CARIBBEAN

Turtle Bay

Highcross Shopping Centre,

LE1 4SA

Tel: 0116 262 9993

turtlebay.co.uk

FRENCH

Le Bistrot Pierre

8-10 Millstone Lane,

LE1 5JN

Tel: 0116 262 7927

lebistrotpierre.co.uk

Café Rouge

Highcross Shopping Centre,

LE1 4SA

Tel: 0116 251 8067

caferouge.co.uk

CHINESE

Shanghai Moon

76-78 High Street, LE1 5YP

Tel: 0116 262 4937

shanghaimoon.co.uk

Terra Cotta

25-27 Highcross Street,

LE1 4PF

Tel: 0116 253 6666

The Peking Restaurant

16 Charles Street, LE1 3FG

Tel: 0116 262 3376

thepekingrestaurant.com

Yen Lin

146c London Road, LE2 1ED

Tel: 0116 222 3889

Taste of China

25 High Street, LE1 4FP

Tel: 0116 251 7878

Real China

Highcross Shopping Centre,

LE1 4SA

Tel: 0116 262 8288

therealchina.co.uk

INDIAN

Akash Tandoori

159 London Road, LE2 1EG

Tel: 0116 295 9030

Ashoka

257 Melton Road, LE4 7AN

Tel: 0116 261 1331

Bobby’s Restaurant

154-156 Belgrave Road,

LE4 5AT

Tel: 0116 266 0106

eatatbobby.com

Chutney Ivy

41 Halford Street, LE1 1TR

Tel: 0116 251 1889

chutneyivy.com

Feast India

411 Melton Road, LE4 7PA

Tel: 0116 258 2590

feastindia.co.uk

Flamingo Bar & Grill

183 Loughborough Road,

LE4 5LR

Tel: 0116 261 0109

flamingobargrill.co.uk

Kayal

153 Granby Street, LE1 6FE

Tel: 0116 255 4667

kayalrestaurant.com

TURKISH

Efes Mangal Barbeque

32-36 Braunstone Gate,

LE3 5LG

Tel: 0116 255 9993

efesmangal.co.uk

Istanbul

73 Narborough Road, LE3 0LE

Tel: 0116 255 7909

istanbulrestaurantleicester.co.uk

Saray Mangal

3-5 Highfield Street, LE2 1AB

Tel: 0116 254 5200

saraymangal.com

LEBANESE

Adma Shawarma

19 Bowling Green Street,

LE1 6AS

Tel: 0116 254 9833

Cedars Lebanese Restaurant

46-48 Church Gate, LE1 4AJ

Tel: 0116 251 9057

cedarslebaneserestaurant.co.uk

VEGETARIAN

Good Earth

19 Free Lane, LE1 1JX

Tel: 0116 262 6260

goodearthmn.com

World Peace

Nagarjuna Buddhist Centre,

17 Guildhall Lane, LE1 5FQ

Tel: 0116 262 0317

meditateinleicester.org/worldpeace-

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ATTRACTIONS

USEFUL LINKS 

VISIT LEICESTER

Official website for the city of Leicester

Go Leicestershire

Events and family day out in Leicester and Leicestershire

Leicester City Council

Whats on guide to upcoming events in Leicester 

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