shopping in leicester

An Afternoon of Retail Therapy

Looking for an afternoon full of shopping? Then Leicester has got you sorted, along with loads of places to eat, drink and decompress after you’ve shopped till you drop. 

Start off with lunch in one of Leicester’s many quirky and unusual cafes. The Bryter Moon Deli in Silver Arcade is one of Leicester’s best-kept secrets, with mis-matched furniture, fairy lights and vintage games console and board games so you won’t be bored while waiting for your food. And the food is just as appealing. With a large range of cheeses and antipasti, delicious coffees and teas as well as a full fresh menu with vegan and vegetarian options. Or if you want some serenity with your sandwiches, then the World Peace Café on Guildhall Lane offers you a slice of nirvana in historic old Leicester. 

Delicious food on offer at the World Peace Café

Once you’ve eaten your fill then explore the quirky independents of Leicester Lanes. From Forbidden Planet to Vintage clothing in The Wardrobe and second hand books in Maynard and Bradley to chocolatier’s heaven in Cocoa Amore, this is the perfect place to get lost in a shop. Maybe you need new kicks? Then Tin Fish is perfect for you. Or want something to really tie the room together? Generations of Leicesterians have been heading to The Very Bazaar to pick up rugs, throws, lamps, jewellery, ornaments and incense, to name just a few of the treasures that can be found in this Aladdin’s cave of wonders.  

Dine in style at Wygston's House

Once you’ve emptied your wallet, stay on the Lanes and grab a pint (or something smaller) in Leicester’s oldest pub, The Globe while you decide what to do for dinner. You may want to get a table and try one of their awesome home-cooked pub meals, or if you want to treat yourself, get a table in one of Leicester’s oldest buildings, Wygston’s House, where you can eat in style in this beautiful 15th century timber-framed house.