Visit Leicester Home Page

about Leicester

Welcome to Leicester

The official website for the City of Leicester: cosmopolitan city life, rich history and cultures, exciting connections to King Richard III – there’s so much to discover

Search for Richard III

Richard III Leicester

Find out more about King Richard III in Leicester, including the King Richard III Visitor Centre and the re-interment…

Explore further
Festivals and celebrations

Festivals & Celebrations

Celebrate the city’s diversity with cultural and community celebrations, comedy, music, history and more…

Join in
Arts & Museums

Arts and Museums

Explore exhibition spaces ranging from modern and old masters to independent artist–led spaces…

Be enthralled
Theatres in Leicester

Culture in Leicester

From touring West End to local talent, enjoy stage and screen in the city…

Be entertained
WWI centenary

World War I Centenary

A commemoration of ordinary people and their extraordinary stories during the First World War…

Leicester remembers World War I
Shopping in Leicester


Explore boutiques, markets, specialist stores and high street names in the city...…

Find out how
Connecting Leicester

Connecting Leicester

Improving the built environment and making the city an exciting and accessible visitor destination…

Find out how

From Twitter

What’s On

  • Everybody's Reading


    Everybody’s Reading is a festival of all things reading, taking place across Leicester city in schools, libraries and venues,...

  • Soweto Kinch


    To celebrate the launch of BHM 2016 and his new album Nonagram, award winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch takes...

  • Richard III


    Pushing the boundaries of Shakespearean performance, Brite Theater have re-imagined Richard III as a one- woman show. The...

  • Café Jewry Wall


    To raise awareness and donations for Macmillan Cancer Support, Jewry Wall Museum is hosting a variation on the ‘Macmillan...

  • The Battle of the Somme (1916) at Leicester Cathedral


    Silent film with live music by Laura Rossi, performed by Leicester Symphony Orchestra. Presented by DMU Local in association...

See full listings