Welcome to Leicester, an exciting cosmopolitan city with a proud history stretching back 2000 years.
Leicester is brimming with things to see and do, with state-of-the-art, award-winning venues including Curve, Highcross Shopping Centre and the National Space Centre, a fantastic calendar of events and festivals, renowned museums and galleries, a range of cuisines, areas of natural beauty and ancient heritage.
A modern city, rich in arts, culture, sports and heritage, Leicester offers something of interest for all ages.
Set in the heart of one of England's most attractive counties, the surrounding villages and countryside are easily reachable to explore. Our central location in the Midlands, makes it to accessible from all directions. It takes just 62 minutes to come to Leicester on a fast, direct train from London.
11 - 27 Aug - City Festival 2018
Using great storytelling, beautiful design and 21st century technology, the King Richard III Visitor Centre tells the fascinating and moving story of the life, death and discovery of King Richard III.
Leicester Cathedral is at the physical heart of the city and county. The church is built on the site of a Roman temple and dedicated to St Martin of Tours. It has been embedded in the public, economic, cultural and religious life of this community since medieval times.
In 2015, the mortal remains of King Richard III were reinterred with dignity and honour in Leicester Cathedral, an event watched by millions around the world.
With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, unique 3D Simulator Experience and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience.
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester's original museum, has wide ranging collections and displays spanning the natural and cultural world.
Leicester is privileged in having one of the best preserved timber framed halls in the country, dating back 600 years.