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Uncover our City's Heritage

  1. king richard III visitor centre
    The greatest lost-and-found story ever told. The discovery of King Richard III put the eyes of the world on Leicester. At the Richard III Visitor Centre you’ll travel from the battlefield of Bosworth to Richard’s final resting place and discover how traditional archaeology and modern science combined to identify his remains.
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  2. A city still making history
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  3. New Walk Visual
    Take a walk with Romans, Georgians and dinosaurs
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  4. photo credit Ellie Kurttz curve theatre war horse
    Curtain up on a city with theatre in its blood
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  5. art in leicester
    Art galleries, Picasso originals, public sculptures and some truly breath-taking Street Art, Leicester’s artistic and creative passions are plain to see as you travel the city.
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  6. golden mile story
    The Golden Mile where all that glitters is gold. This is a place where Leicester’s famed diversity shines for all to see. Filled with fantastic restaurants, jewellers and clothing shops, the Golden Mile is also home to the largest Diwali celebrations outside Asia.
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  7. hotels
    Check in to check out city’s fascinating history
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  8. Book your room in a historic country house hotel that's just two miles away from Leicester City Centre and which is linked to Leicester’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’
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  9. shopping story
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  10. music story
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  11. Bringing well-seasoned history to the table
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  12. National Space Centre Visual
    The award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience for the whole family. Home to the UK’s largest planetarium, the Centre has six interactive galleries, iconic Rocket Tower and hosts events throughout the year.
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  13. Leicester Cathedral Visual
    Leicester Cathedral is currently undergoing renovation and will reopen to the public on Sunday 26 November 2023.  From car park to cathedral – a King’s journey that took 530 years
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  14. lcf
    The Old Ones are the Best! Comedy is at the heart of Leicester, with a festival that’s the oldest in the UK, names including Adrian Mole and Monty Python, not to mention a proud link to Red Nose Day. Sit back and enjoy the best stand-ups all year round!
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  15. Costume drama played out in ancient quarter
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  16. Abbey Pumping Station Visual
    Ideal for visitors not wanting to spend a penny. From Roman pipes to Victorian toilets, uncover the story of how the city of Leicester dealt with its smelliest problems!
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  17. Leicester Guildhall Visual
    From Shakespeare to Civil War – 600 years of drama. The Grade I listed, timber-framed Guildhall has been at the centre of Leicester history for 630 years.
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  18. Holiday Inn Leicester Visual
    This modern hotel is located in the heart of Leicester, just a short walk from the city's many attractions, including the National Space Centre, Leicester Cathedral, and the Leicester City Football Club stadium. Holiday Inn Leicester offers a variety of spacious and comfortable guest rooms, all equipped with modern amenities.
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  19. Uncover the Story Visual
    A day return to the birthplace of popular tourism. Step back in time and ride the rails as you board a steam train straight out of classic literature. Relive the early days of tourism as you take the same journey as Thomas Cook’s first day trip passengers.
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