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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.
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..
Granby Street GB - LEICESTER LE1 6ES
Prix Prices from : 59 £
"Victorian charm meets modern comfort at this 4 star Leicester hotel. A short drive from the National Space Centre, you can also step out from the Mercure Leicester City Hotel and find the city's Cultural Quarter, nightlife and shopping. The 104..
86-90 Charles Street GB - Leicester LE1 1GE
Prix Prices from : 42 £
A 5-minute walk from Leicester Rail Station and the shops and restaurants of the city centre, this hotel has free Wi-Fi throughout. There is a ground-floor bar and bistro restaurant, and multi-storey car parking is available nearby. Rooms at Ramada ..
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.
Smith Way, Grove Park, Enderby GB - Leicester LE19 1SW
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.
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.