Leicester travel guide

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You're Going to Love Leicester

Since it was founded in the second century BC, Leicester has been a Saxon stronghold, a Roman garrison, and the city that supplied the coal that fired the Industrial Revolution. Today, it's a top tourist destination known for its sports teams, its friendly locals, and the National Space Centre. Plus, it's the last resting places of one of Britain's most infamous kings.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Leicester

What to do in Leicester

Leicester Cathedral

When to Visit Leicester

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The best time to visit Leicester is during the summer months from May to September for seasonal attractions like the Carnival and the Mela. Soccer and rugby lovers might prefer to visit during the winter months when the season is well underway.

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How to Get to Leicester

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Where to Stay in Leicester

Try the Mercure Leicester Grand Hotel in the city center or pick a designer hotel like the Maiyango Hotel. Budget-friendly alternatives include the Croft Hotel.

Popular Neighborhoods in Leicester

Where to stay in popular areas of Leicester

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How to Get Around Leicester

The Cost of Living in Leicester

Shopping Streets

Visit 700-year-old Leicester Market, the oldest covered market in Europe, for a vast assortment of clothing, foods, and accessories. If you prefer a more upmarket setting, you'll find leading brands and designer names in the Gold Award-winning Highcross shopping mall.

Groceries and Other

Pick up food, toiletries, and other essentials from supermarket chains like Morrison's, Tesco, and Waitrose. You'll pay 75p for a quart of milk and £2.03 for a dozen large eggs.

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Where to Eat in Leicester

Head for the Golden Mile area of Belgrave Road for the best curries in the city. For a more upmarket version of the UK's most popular food, try the Maiyango Hotel and Restaurant. A simple lunch will cost from £5-8 while dinner for two with wine at a smart restaurant will be £45 - £70.