Welcome to Leicester

About Visit Leicester

Welcome to Leicester, an exciting cosmopolitan city with a proud history stretching back 2000 years.

Leicester is brimming with things to see and do, with state-of-the-art, award-winning venues including Curve, Highcross Shopping Centre and the National Space Centre, a fantastic calendar of events and festivals, renowned museums and galleries, a range of cuisines, areas of natural beauty and ancient heritage.  

A modern city, rich in arts, culture, sports and heritage, Leicester offers something of interest for all ages.  

Set in the heart of one of England's most attractive counties, the surrounding villages and countryside are easily reachable to explore. Our central location in the Midlands, makes it to accessible from all directions. It takes just 62 minutes to come to Leicester on a fast, direct train from London.  

Discover what there is to see and do in Leicester or search our database to find out what's on in the city. You can view our handy city guides online too. 

Whether this is your first time in Leicester or not, staff at the Visit Leicester Information Centre are on hand to help you decide what to see and do in our great city.   

You can download a map below to help you get around the city.