medieval morning

A Medieval morning in Leicester

Come to Leicester and explore some of our 2,000 years of history as we take you on a journey of medieval discovery.  

You can start off at the King Richard III Visitor Centre, which opens at 10am. You can spend most of the morning exploring the history of the Wars of the Roses and then discover how Leicester made history as the remains of the Lost King were finally uncovered after more than 500 years. The display will take you through the mix of archaeology and modern technology that helped to identify the remains of the controversial King.  

The majestic Throne Room at the King Richard III Visitor Centre

Grab a quick coffee and cake in the award-winning White Boar café in the Visitor Centre then pop across to the Guildhall. This is one of Leicester’s oldest buildings and over the years it has been a town hall, jail and venue for performances. It is rumoured that Shakespeare once performed here, maybe he told the tale of Richard III? 

After exploring this slice of history, then head out round the back of the cathedral and into Leicester’s Lanes, where you can find the oldest pub in the city, The Globe, which has been serving patrons since 1720. They have a range of ales and you can also get yourself some great pub grub.  

An oldie but a goodie - The Guildhall 

Or if you fancy something a little more special, then head back towards the Richard III Visitor Centre and find Middleton’s Steak House and Grill, which took over a Grade II listed former banking hall. Enjoy your sirloin or ribeye under the arched ceilings and beautiful restored dome.  

Dinner fit for a King at Middleton's Steakhouse and Grill