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Leicester Travel guide
Leicester : Michelin's recommendations
Leicester was the capital of the legendary Lear's kingdom, the seat of 8C East Mercian bishops, and one of the five Danelaw towns (with Derby, Lincoln, Nottingham and Stamford) in 865, the time of Viking invasions. Later, William I built a castle here, whose castellans were Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. The medieval city prospered thanks to the hosiery trade. More recently, a university and newer industries have enhanced Leicester’s position.
Tourist attractions Leicester : Things to see and do
21 St. Martins GB - Leicester LE1 5DE
The first St Martin's was Norman. The church that replaced it is Early English with a Perpendicular clerestory. Note the Robert Herrick family memorials in the north choir aisle dating back to 1589, the Richard III memorial stone in the chancel and t..
Guildhall Lane GB - Leicester LE1 5FQ
The oldest part of the Guildhall was built in the 14C and the remainder in the 16C. It was the site of the last stand of the Leicester Parliamentarians during the Civil War. The building contains one of the earliest public libraries in England.
53 New Walk GB - Leicester LE1 7EA
An excellent collection of English painters including Gainsborough, Wright of Derby, Lawrence, Hogarth, Rossetti, Stanley Spencer, Laura Knight and L.S. Lowry and the country's largest collection of German Expressionist works.
1 St Georges Way GB - Leicester LE1 1AA
Within easy reach of the M1 and only 500 metres from Leicester Rail Station, this Premier Inn hotel has free parking, modern family-friendly rooms, a bar and a restaurant. The Premier Inn Leicester City Centre is just half a mile (800 metres) from t..
St George's Way GB - LEICESTER LE1 1PL
Prix Prices from : 39 £
"Ibis Leicester is a hotel, a short drive from the M1, M6 and M69 motorways. Just 5 minutes walk from Leicester city centre and Leicester railway station. All 94 guest rooms have wireless internet access and satellite TV. Reception is open 24 ho..
14-17 Abbey Street GB - LEICESTER LE1 3TE
"Sky Plaza Hotel is situated in the heart of Leicester City Centre. We are a traditional yet modern hotel, located within walking distance of Leicester's shops, pubs, bars, theatres and the newly built award winning High Cross Shopping Centre.Ou..
Smith Way, Grove Park, Enderby GB - Leicester LE19 1SW
27-29 Millstone Ln GB - Leicester LE1 5JN
Sizeable restaurant located in former shoe factory, with industrial style, relaxed ambience and friendly service. Simple, straightforward British cooking with European touches.
21 Welford Rd GB - Leicester LE2 7AD
Simple, part-panelled restaurant with Indian artefacts on the walls. Appealing South Indian, vegetarian menu with most dishes also suitable for vegans. Tasty, authentic cooking with honest flavours. Good value thalis and buffet lunches.
De Montfort St GB - Leicester LE1 7GR
41 Halford Rd GB - Leicester LE1 1TR
Keenly run warehouse conversion with smart, industrial feel. Menus mix modern and classical dishes, with influences coming from Hyderabad, Goa and Bengal. Floor-to-ceiling windows open onto the pavement and there's a popular basement bar.
13-21 St Nicholas Pl GB - Leicester LE1 4LD
Glass-fronted restaurant in a stylish hotel. Dark wood, round booths and silk drapes create a Moorish feel. Refined cooking uses local and allotment produce, and is Mediterranean and Asian-led.