The Visit Leicester Information Centre

Visit Leicester Centre - here to help you wnen visiting Leicester with a wide range of products and services, including being able to buy tickets for local theatres, attractions and events

The Visit Leicester Information Centre is the perfect place to begin your visit to Leicester and the region.

Discover events and attractions, browse our selection of leaflets and brochures, or speak with our experienced, friendly staff who will help you make the most of your visit.  

You can buy tickets for local theatres including De Montfort Hall and Curve and find out more about what’s on in Leicester, including, shows, festivals, events, gigs, concerts and more.

Our staff can help you plan where to shop, eat and relax give information on accommodation and day trips.

Discover over 2,000 years of history, including the Richard III archaeological dig, through the 'Story of Leicester' wall at the centre, highlighting our rich history and heritage.  

Pop-in for help, advice and a map of the city - or you can also download one here: City Centre Map or City Centre and Outskirts Map

You can find us in the city centre:
Visit Leicester Information Centre
51 Gallowtree Gate

E-mail:  info@visitleicester.info 

Telephone: 0116 299 4444 

Opening hours are:

Monday to Saturday: 9.30am – 5.30pm *
* Please note due to staff training the information centre will open at 11am on Thursday 13 April, 11 May, 8 June, 13 July, 10 August, 14 September, 12 October, 9 November and 14 December.

Sundays and Bank Holidays: 10am - 4pm

Old Town Information Point

Located in the BBC Radio Leicester building in the historic heart of Leicester, the Old Town Information Point offers a wide range of leaflets on local heritage including The Magazine, Leicester Castle and Wygston’s House, as well as free city centre maps and guides. There are also two digital screens with all the latest information about local events and activities with a historical connection.

The Old Town Information Point
BBC Radio Leicester (Guildhall Lane entrance)
Guildhall Lane
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm


Below are some of the ways in which the Visit Leicester Information Centre can help you:

Music at DMH

Buy tickets

You can buy tickets for all of your favourite shows from jazz to classical, musicals to comedy shows. Tickets are available for Curve and De Montfort Hall and tickets for more venues to be available to purchase soon. We also see tickets for large-scale events such as the Abbey Park Firework display and more...
> You can buy tickets for certain attractions and events online

Come to the Visit Leicester Centre for inspirational ideas from the friendly team here for what to see and do in and around this fascinating historic city

Inspirational ideas

Find out what to see and do in and around Leicester - from venues such as the award winning Curve theatre, which played host to its own world premiere show, or have your own 'luna' experience at the famous National Space Centre.

Visit Leicester - for informaiton leaflets, brochures and guides to help you explore the city and beyond

Leaflets and information screens

Pick up one of our many information leaflets which contain ideas to help create your own adventure whilst exploring the wonderful sites and sounds of the city and beyond. There are also five large information screens, updated daily, with everything you need to know to make your time in the city enjoyable.

Come to the Visit Leicester Centre for - FREE Maps and Guide books

Free maps and guidebooks

To help you find your way around and to make sure that you don't miss a thing whilst you are visiting Leicester, pick up one of our free maps and guidebooks.

Visit Leicester for - Guided Walks

Guided walks

Leicester has many hidden treasures so a Blue Badge Guided Walk is an excellent way to find out all there is to know about this fascinating city. The walks include history, culture and heritage. If you are feeling really brave, you could even try a ghost walk! Book your guided walk from the Visit Leicester Centre. > More about guided walks.

Come to the Visit Leicester Centre for - the large collection of local books

Large collection of local books

Ever wondered why so many of the people of Leicester say 'Ay up me duck'? Or how you can find out about the many old churches in Leicester such as St. Nicholas and St. Mary de Castro (where it's said Chaucer was married)? Or why the area around St. Nicholas is called Holy Bones? Then why not take a look at one of the best collection of local books in the city.

Come to the Visit Leicester Centre for bespoke Leicester branded Souvenirs & Gift Ideas

Souvenirs and gift ideas

We sell a range of bespoke Leicester branded souvenirs, most of which cannot be purchased from high street shops. From mugs to Leicester landmark cards, tea towels and pens, and with ranges that change according to season, you are sure to find something a little special for that perfect gift idea.

Visit Leicetser to-  Book Trips with Local Tour Companies

Day trips

Book your day trips through the Visit Leicester Information Centre, with local coach companies including Woods and more companies to be available soon.

Visit Leicester Centre - Open 7 Days a Week - 51 Gallowtree Gate - Leicester LE1 5AD - 0116 299 4444

Open 7 days a week, 9.30am – 5.30pm (Sun 10am - 4pm)
* Please note on Thursday 15 December we will open at 11am due to staff training.

The Visit Leicester Information Centre is open 7 days a week, Monday to Saturday: 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays: 10am - 4pm, and only closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. You can find us right in the heart of the city. We look forward to welcoming you to Leicester - an exciting, inspirational and culturally diverse city.

Visit Leicester Information Centre, 51 Gallowtree Gate, Leicester, LE1 5AD
Tel: 0116 299 4444 or email:  info@visitleicester.info 

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