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Top Choice Cathedral in Leicester

Leicester Cathedral

Pride of place at this substantial medieval cathedral goes to the contemporary limestone tomb atop the vault where the body of King Richard III was reburied in 2015, following the discovery of his body nearby. Look …
Top Choice Heritage Centre in Leicester

King Richard III: Dynasty, Death & Discovery

Built following the incredible 2012 discovery and 2013 DNA testing of King Richard III's remains, Leicester's high-tech King Richard III visitor centre encompasses three fascinating sections. Dynasty explores his ri…
Historic Building in Leicester


Leicester's perfectly preserved 14th-century guildhall, one of England's finest, is reputed to be the most haunted building in Leicester. You can search for spooks in the magnificent Great Hall, the wood-panelled 'M…
Museum in Leicester

Newarke Houses Museum

Sprawling over two 16th-century mansions, this entertaining museum details the lifestyle of locals through the centuries. Don't miss the walk-through re-creation of a WWI trench, and the trophies of the Royal Leices…
Museum in Leicester

Jewry Wall Museum

You can see fine Roman mosaics and frescoes in this museum exploring the history of Leicester from Roman times to the modern day. In front of the museum is the Jewry Wall, part of Leicester's Roman baths. Tiles and …
Indian in Leicester


Top pick along Leicester's Golden Mile is the vegetarian restaurant Bobby's, famed for its namkeen – lentil-flour snacks that come in myriad shapes and sizes.
Museum in Leicester

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

Highlights of this grand Victorian museum include the dinosaur galleries, the painting collection (with works by Turner and Degas) and the Egyptian gallery, where real mummies rub shoulders with displays about Boris…
Museum in Leicester

National Space Centre

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 con…
Comedy in Leicester

Leicester Comedy Festival

England's longest-running comedy festival draws big names as well as fresh talent for eight days in February, when more than 700 shows take place in more than 60 different venues.
Cultural in Leicester

Leicester Caribbean Carnival

Colourful costumes galore fill Leicester on the first Saturday in August during the biggest Caribbean celebration in the country after London's Notting Hill Carnival. Musicians perform on two stages; there's a fun f…