In our latest video you’ll see everything that you can see and do in the city of Leicester…the perfect way to experience a city that continues to make history. As most people will know we’re famous for the discovery of King Richard which put the eyes of the world on Leicester and then once again when Leicester City won against all odds to win the football Premiership… but that’s not all! There is so much more to Leicester than meets the eye, all of which we’ll walk you through.

Two millenia of shopping

If shopping is a passion, then Leicester is worth adding to your list of places to visit. Shop to your hearts content at over 100 shops at the stunning High Cross or head over to The Lanes & St. Martin’s Square where you’ll find plenty of independent boutique shops. It’s the ideal place to pick up a unique gift you won’t find anywhere else. No shopping trip would be complete without a bite to eat and there is clearly no shortage of culinary delights in Leicester. Cuisine from across the globe including names like Mowgli, Tamatanga and Giggling Squid alongside your fan faves and plenty of bars and coffee shops for a lighter bite to eat.

A city that knows its art

When it comes to arts and culture and all things creative, Leicester is full to the brim. After all, when high profile personalities like Sue Townsend & Richard Attenborough hail from the city you wouldn’t expect anything less. We’re home to the stunning Curve, a state-of-the art theatre in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant Cultural Quarter and home to many big shows, including the Tony Award-Winning musical masterpiece West Side Story plus many more.

Home to Kasabian, Mahalia and the Leicester Symphony Orchestra, Leicester has all musical bases covered. With the O2 Academy and De Montfort Hall attracting top names, and venues like The Soundhouse and Firebug showcasing up-and-coming local talent, Leicester’s live music scene has never been more vibrant.

If it’s festival fun you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. From our famous Comedy Festival to Indian Summer to the biggest Diwali party outside India, Leicester’s festival programme has got something for everyone.

An out of this world experience

Let’s not forget the award-winning National Space Centre where you’ll be sure to experience an out of this world experience for the whole family. It’s home to the UK’s largest planetarium, six interactive galleries, and iconic Rocket Tower with events throughout the year. Add to this on-site parking, café, shop and all the facilities you would expect from a world class attraction and you have an all-weather day out in Leicester, at the heart of the UK.

All that glitters is gold

A stones throwaway from the City Centre is a place where all that glitters is gold. More of an Indian bazaar than an urban street where jewelry shops take centre stage and hence the name Golden Mile. Incense drifts from the doorways of shops full of intricate gifts, jewellry, household goods and much more. It’s also home to Indian fashion stores boasting the latest trends and even a boutique that has made costumes for Bollywood epics. If you’re around the area on Diwali day then you’ll witness the famous Diwali celebrations, the biggest outside of India

So there you have it, a whistle stop tour of Leicester City. We hope to see you soon!

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