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Richard III Leicester

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

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Festivals and celebrations

Festivals & Celebrations

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

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Arts & Museums

Arts and Museums

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

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Theatres in Leicester

Culture in Leicester

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

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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...…

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Connecting Leicester

Connecting Leicester

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

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What’s On

  • Splendours of the Subcontinent


    In October 1875, Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) set off on a four-month tour of what is now India,...

  • Canteen street food night


    Enjoy the best, tasty food from the UK's top street food traders in our courtyard, with music to suit the mood, and bars...

  • Simon Says... Weekend 2017


    Simon Says returns to De Montfort Hall and Gardens for the fifth year running, presented in partnership with three of Leicester's...

  • Open Exhibition


    Now in its 28th year, the Open showcases work from artists young and old from across the East Midlands for our annual contemporary...

  • Heritage Sundays: Tours and Open Days


    Clustered around The Newarke and De Montfort University campus, just minutes from the city centre, are remarkable buildings...

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