National Space Centre
Great Central Railway
Steam locomotives chug from Leicester North station on Redhill Circle to Loughborough Central, following the 8-mile route along which...
Scattered around the Newarke Houses Museum are the ruins of Leicester's medieval castle, where Richard III spent his final days before...
St Nicholas Church
Dates from circa 900.
In the atmospheric Lanes – a tangle of alleys south of the High St – this old-fashioned pub has fine draught ales and a crowd that rates...
Top pick along Leicester's Golden Mile is the vegetarian restaurant Bobby's, famed for its namkeen – lentil-flour snacks that come in...
National Space Centre information
Although British space missions usually launch from French Guiana or Kazakhstan, Leicester's space museum is a fascinating introduction to the mysteries of the spheres. The ill-fated Beagle 2 mission to Mars was controlled from here. Fun, kid-friendly displays cover everything from astronomy to the status of current space missions. The centre is off the A6 about 1.5 miles north of the city centre. Take bus 54 (£1.80, 15 minutes, every 20 minutes) from Charles St.