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Things to see and do in Leicester

Visit Leicester - Whats On in Leicester things to do in leicester - events, festivals and celebrations and more...

Leicester is a unique city and a wonderful place to visit, with a superb range of visitor attractions and shopping that is second to none. It's a city that combines the finest English traditions with multicultural activities and the cosmopolitan buzz of city life. 

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Richard III

Richard III

Find out about the archaeological search and monumental discovery of the final resting place of Britain's last Plantagenet king in Leicester's city centre...  

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Space Centre

National Space Centre

The UK's largest attraction dedicated to space exploration and space science, an amazing building filled with rockets, satellites, Martian surfaces and other amazing artefacts...

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Great Central Railway

Great Central Railway

The UK's only double track, mainline heritage railway. It's the only place in the world where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other - just as it was when steam ruled the rails...

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Visit Leicester for - Leicester's Festivals and Events

Leicester's Festivals & Celebrations

Leicester hosts many amazing festivals and events with a wide variety of vibrant and entertaining celebrations reflecting the city's diversity...

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Dinosaur gallery

Arts, Museums & Exhibitions

Fantastic touring exhibitions, internationally renowned collections and galleries, including dinosaurs - the all time favourite!

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Culture in Leicester

Culture in Leicester

Discover world renowned art, acclaimed theatre and international and independent cinema in the city…

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Late Night Christmas Shopping Opening Times in Leicester

Shopping in Leicester

Leicester boasts many unique boutiques, markets and specialist stores, as well as all the well known high street names, offering a wide range of fantastic shopping experiences.

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Food & Drink

Food, Drink and Nightlife

Leicester offers a wide range of cuisines for the discerning food lovers - from the best of British to a range of international themed restaurants...

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Children in life jackets at Riverside Festival

Sport and Fitness 

Leicester is a city truly passionate about sport - from grass-roots coaching to the world famous Leicester City and Leicester Tigers. Find out the latest news and fixtures for your favourite club...

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Bandstand at Abbey Park

Parks and Green Spaces

Leicester is home to many parks and green spaces, including play areas, lakes, wildlife areas, cafes and historical buildings...

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River Soar

Soar Tour

The natural and manmade Soar Valley waterways provide a fantastic opportunity for paddlers to explore the city and county.

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Bradgate Park

Explore Leicestershire and Beyond...

Leicestershire offers picturesque countryside, award-winning restaurants, exciting family venues and pretty villages steeped in history...

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