Set in the heart of the English countryside, Leicestershire is one of the country’s most attractive counties, and its central location in the Midlands makes it accessible from all directions. This is partnered with excellent road, rail, and air links, allows ease and speed of travel between all parts of the UK. On top of this, Leicester is a small city, meaning it is easy to navigate and close to major roads such as the M1, M69 & A6. These factors make Leicester & Leicestershire a perfect destination for when delegates are travelling from different locations across the country.

Meet Leicester are always on hand to help you find your perfect venue for your next event. In this blog we will explore the top venues situated close to either the M1, A6 or East Midlands Airport.


East Midlands Airport


Radisson Blu Hotel East Midlands Airport – Located at East Midlands Airport or 2-minute drive from the M1 Junction 23A

Conveniently located near Nottingham, Leicester, and Derby – This hotel is ideal for business travellers. Offering superb meeting facilities for all sizes of events.

Bedrooms: 218
Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 400


M1 


Hilton Leicester Hotel – 3-minute drive from the M1 Junction 21

Situated off the M1 and within 15 minutes from Leicester City centre. The Hilton Leicester Hotel provides great meeting event space which includes a pillarless ballroom with garden views, separate meeting rooms and a boardroom. The hotel also has a dedicated events and catering team who can help plan your event.

Bedrooms: 179
Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 200
 

Kilworth House Hotel & Theatre – 7-minute drive from the M1 Junction 20

Kilworth House Hotel and Theatre is set amid thirty-eight acres of landscaped South Leicestershire parkland. This grade II listed former family home is the perfect business venue, offering grandeur and intimacy in equal measure.

Bedrooms: 44
Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 80


Imago Venues 

The Imago Venues are a collection of Loughborough University’s conference, hotel, and event venues. All the venues are located within the University campus, close to both the M1 & A6 and only an 11-minute drive from East Midlands Airport.
 

The Link Hotel – 3-minute drive from the M1 Junction 23 or 7-minute drive from the A6

The Link Hotel is a modern hotel offering versatile meeting and banqueting facilities for delegates. With a restaurant, bar, lounge and a cardio gym, the hotel provides delegates with the complete package.

Bedrooms: 94
Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 200
 

Burleigh Court – 5-minute drive from the M1 Junction 23 or 7-minute drive from the A6

Burleigh Court is one of the Midlands largest 4 star accredited residential conference centres and hotels, combining outstanding meeting facilities with first-class accommodation. The modern venue is located on the Loughborough University Campus and caters for all your business needs.

Bedrooms: 225
Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 200
 

Holywell Park Conference Centre – 5-minute drive from the M1 Junction 23 or 7-minute drive from the A6

A high-quality specialist conference centre set in landscaped grounds in Leicestershire. Whether it's a simple meeting or a prestigious conference with exclusive hire, Holywell Park offers you the choice and flexibility you need. Recognised for its unrivalled quality, Holywell Park has achieved the highest level of venue accreditation, AIM Gold.

Bedrooms: Non-residential venue, but is located on the same site as Link Hotel and Burleigh Court
Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 280
 

Elite Athlete Centre & Hotel – 8-minute drive from the M1 Junction 23 or 7-minute drive from the A6

The Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel is a unique specialist hotel environment, designed specifically to meet the needs of elite athletes and their support staff. It combines Loughborough University's world leading sports facilities with Imago Venues' excellence in delivering award winning hospitality.

Bedrooms: 44
Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 24


A6


Leicester Racecourse – 1-minute drive from the A6

Leicester Racecourse is a dual Flat and National Hunt venue located in the East Midlands. It is also an outstanding venue for conferencing, with facilities ideal for large scale exhibitions, conferences, and events. The venue also has several suites located over the site with an additional 200-acres of outside space.

Bedrooms: Non-residential venue
Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 550
 

Belgrave Hall – 2-minute drive from the A6

Belgrave Hall is a lovingly restored 18th-century former family home, which today is an outstanding venue available to hire for a range of events. The venue has versatile rooms and a dedicated team to help plan and run your event.

Bedrooms: Non-residential venue
Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 120
 

College Court – 2-minute drive from the A6

The venue’s diverse range of conference and meeting rooms provide the perfect space to hold any event. Discreet, stylish, superbly equipped facilities and all rooms boast natural daylight.

Bedrooms: 123
Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 154
 

Abbey Pumping Station – 3-minute drive from the A6

Abbey Pumping Station is a unique venue that can host meetings and events of all sizes. The museum is home to a number of Victorian exhibits including history of science, industry, transport, health, and hygiene.

Bedrooms: Non-residential venue
Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 220
 

Quorn Grange Hotel – 3-minute drive from the A6

Wonderfully located in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, the award-winning Quorn Grange Hotel combines all the tranquillity of being able to unwind, whilst providing first class business services. The hotel has conference rooms of all sizes and outdoor space for events.

Bedrooms: 63
 

The National Space Centre – 4-minute drive from the A6

Inspire your delegates and guests at the award-winning National Space Centre. It is the UK’s only venue dedicated to the excitement, history, and exploration of space and is a location for inspiration and innovation.

Bedrooms: Non-residential venue
Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 200
 

Beaumanor Hall – 5-minute drive from the A6

Beaumanor Hall is a 19th Century Manor House set in 34 acres Leicestershire countryside. The venue combines historical elegance with modern comforts, offering you and your guests a superb venue suitable for a variety of occasions.

Bedrooms: Non-residential venue
Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 90
 

NSPCC National Training Centre – 7-minute drive from the A6

The NSPCC National Training Centre offers purpose-built facilities for hire: perfect for meetings, conferences, and training days. Whatever your event our team of highly experienced coordinators will be on hand to ensure your event runs smoothly from start to finish.

Bedrooms: Non-residential venue
Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 220


Please note all driving times are estimates. 

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Belgrave Hall
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Belgrave Hall is a lovingly restored 18th-century former family home that has retained much of its traditional architectural character including original period features and detailing. Today the hall is an outstanding venue for a range of events.

Beaumanor Hall
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Beaumanor Hall Exterior

Beaumanor Hall is a 19th Century Manor House set in 34 acres of idyllic Leicestershire countryside. Our facilities combine historical elegance with modern comforts, offering you and your guests a superb venue suitable for a variety of occasions.

Burleigh Court
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Burleigh Court is one of the Midlands largest 4 star accredited residential conference centres and hotels, combining outstanding meeting facilities with first-class accommodation.

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Elite Athlete Centre & Hotel Exterior Sign

The Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel is a unique specialist hotel environment, designed specifically to meet the needs of elite athletes and their support staff. Our pioneering new hotel provides 44 specialist bedrooms, including 20 altitude rooms.

Hilton Leicester Hotel
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Hilton Leicester Hotel Front Exterior

Conveniently located off the M1, the Hilton Leicester Hotel boasts meeting and event space with a dedicated planning and catering team.

Holywell Park Conference Centre
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Holywell Park Conference Centre Welcome Sign

A high quality specialist conference centre set in landscaped grounds in Leicestershire, Holywell Park offers 12 purpose-built training, meeting and exhibition rooms for up to 280 delegates.

Kilworth House Hotel and Theatre
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Kilworth House Hotel & Theatre Exterior

Kilworth House Hotel and Theatre is the perfect venue for business or leisure, blending Victorian opulence with fine food and contemporary luxury.

Leicester Racecourse
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Leicester Racecourse Stand View

Leicester Racecourse is a dual Flat and National Hunt venue located in the East Midlands. As well as hosting 30 race meetings throughout the year, we are also an outstanding venue for conferencing, weddings and so much more.

National Space Centre
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National Space Centre Exterior at Night

Inspire your delegates and guests at the award winning National Space Centre. The UK’s only venue dedicated to the excitement, history and exploration of space. Located near to Leicester’s City Centre, the National Space Centre is a place for inspiration and innovation. Your guests will be inspired by our stunning Rocket Tower, six space-themed galleries and the UK’s largest Planetarium.

NSPCC National Training Centre
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The NSPCC National Training Centre offers purpose built facilities for hire: perfect for meetings, conferences and training days. What ever your event our team of highly experienced coordinators will be on hand to ensure your event runs smoothly from start to finish.

Quorn Grange Hotel
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Quorn Grange Hotel Exterior

Wonderfully located in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, the award-winning Quorn Grange Hotel combines all the tranquillity of being able to unwind, whilst still remaining an integral part of the local community values.

Radisson Blu Hotel East Midlands Airport
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Radisson Blu Hotel East Midlands Airport Exterior

The Radisson BluEast Midlands Airport located near Nottingham, Leicester and Derby is ideal for business travellers. The hotel just minutes from the M1 features 218 well appointed guest rooms along with on site dning and fitness centre with pool.

The Link Hotel
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The Link Hotel Welcome Sign

The Link is a modern hotel offering versatile meeting and banqueting facilities for up to 200 guests. All meeting rooms offer free Wi-Fi (Up to 1 gbps), comfortable seating and natural daylight.

Abbey Pumping Station Museum
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Abbey Pumping Station Museum Exterior

Step through the doors beneath the 150 foot chimney for a truly unique event location.

College Court
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College Court Oak Cabaret Room

Our diverse range of conference and meeting rooms has capacity for between two and 160 delegates, providing the perfect space to hold any event. Discreet, stylish, superbly equipped and with all of our rooms providing natural daylight: there is no better business meeting venue in Leicester.

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