hotels in leicester

Hotels in Leicester


Hotels in Leicester

From boutique stays to opulent grand hotels and from modern convenience through to historical conversions, make your stay in Leicester one your won’t forget.

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Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 1FZ

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Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)



Throne RoomKing Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester City

The Guildhall exterior Leicester Guildhall, Leicester City

Holiday Inn exterior eveningHoliday Inn Leicester, Leicester City

Space Suits at national space centre National Space Centre, Leicester City

Leicester CathedralLeicester Cathedral, Leicester City

interior of Abbey Pumping Station engines Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester City

New Walk

Leicester - the City’s Story, Leicester City

wygstons house upstairsLeicester Old Town Restaurants, Leicester City

The Newarke, Leicester City

canal river trustCanal & River Trust, Harborough

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  • Uncover the story - A treasure trove of Roman and medieval sites, Georgian and Victorian landmarks, Leicester is a haven for history-loving tourists. Book into the right hotel, and you don’t even have to leave your room to delve into the city’s past. <hr> Luxury boutique accommodation St Martins Lodge, with its original 18th century townhouse features, overlooks Cathedral Gardens. Its surroundings tell the tale of the last Plantagenet King of England both within the King Richard III Visitor Centre and the cathedral, where his remains lie. <hr> James Butler’s King Richard III statue stands opposite, and another of his works, ‘The Leicester Seamstress’, represents the city’s hosiery industry heritage outside The City Rooms. Planned as Leicester’s first hotel in 1792 but acting as assembly rooms and judges’ lodgings when the money ran out, it’s now an eye-catching events venue and small boutique hotel. <hr> Political icon Winston Churchill visited the Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel, an opulent landmark when it opened in 1898, while Arts & Crafts Movement genius Ernest Gimson’s home became The Belmont. This elegant townhouse, originally a girls’ school, sits on New Walk, a rare preserved Georgian pathway whose statues and museum also offer a potted history of Leicester. <hr> Making history itself in 1971, The Holiday Inn was the first of the chain opened in the UK. Close by, discover the Jewry Wall Museum’s Roman baths and medieval treasures including The Guildhall and The Newarke, with its links to Richard III and the English Civil War. <hr> Modern hotels also embrace the past. The Villare Hotel’s rooftop terrace overlooks the medieval High Cross pillar, and The Gresham aparthotel resides in the space once occupied by iconic department stores Joseph Johnson’s and Fenwick. The Novotel serves up history in its Nine B restaurant, with interiors inspired by mosaics unearthed where a Roman villa stood, right beneath diners’ feet. <hr>

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