Great Central Railway
National Space Centre
Although British space missions usually launch from French Guiana or Kazakhstan, Leicester's space museum is a fascinating introduction...
Pride of place at this substantial medieval cathedral goes to the contemporary limestone tomb atop the vault where the body of King...
St Nicholas Church
Dating from c 900, St Nicholas is Leicester's oldest place of worship, and incorporates tiles and masonry from Leicester's Roman baths....
Phoenix is Leicester's premier venue for art-house films and digital media.
Top pick along Leicester's Golden Mile is the vegetarian restaurant Bobby's, famed for its namkeen – lentil-flour snacks that come in...
Great Central Railway information
Steam locomotives chug from Leicester North station on Redhill Circle to Loughborough Central, following the 8-mile route along which Thomas Cook ran the original package tour in 1841. The locos operate most weekends year-round and some summer weekdays – check timetables online.
For Leicester North station, take bus 127 (£4.20, 20 minutes, every 10 minutes) from Haymarket bus station on Charles St.