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Welcome to Leicester.co.uk, your local guide to Leicester and surrounding Leicestershire. Leicester is one of the UK's largest cities and boasts excellent shopping facilities, an outstanding range of restaurants and vibrant night life. Use our guide to find out where to go, what's on, and if you're visiting where to stay.


EXPLORE LEICESTER

hotels

Hotels

Leicester.co.uk provides booking facilities for many of Leicester's hotels. From cheap B&B's to luxury 5 star hotels, book direct through Leicester.co.uk and you could save on standard hotel rates. Leicester Hotels »

street index

Explore Leicester

Browse our Leicester street index to list all establishments and shops on a particular street. You can also submit reviews about any of these listings. Leicester street index »

museums

Museums

Leicester is home to some of the UK's most interesting and unusual museums.

restaurants

Restaurants

Browse our restaurant guide and choose from hundreds of restaurants serving all cuisines across the city.

pubs

Pubs

Browse our pub guide listing hundreds of pubs throughout Leicester. Read and write reviews of your favourite pubs and bars.

space

National Space Centre

All about the National Space Centre, one of Leicester's top visitor attractions.


BUSINESS FINDER

Leicester business

Thousands of Leicester businesses organised by industry and subject category.

To find a business from an alphabetical list, use the A-Z Business Finder.


LATEST REVIEWS

Family business selling first class products

Review of John F Milner (Bakers), 650 Aylestone Road

By Mrs k Lovell on 26th September 2014

Excellent bread & cakes bought from this shop weekly. All fresh baked and very tasty. Staff are very friendly and polite. Have recommended to family & friends... Read more »

Food always served cold

Review of KFC, 37-41 High Street

By Sam on 24th September 2014

Been to the high street KFC 4 times now and have always been served with food that is cold. Staff behind the till seem really unmotivated On the bright side, the restaurant is... Read more »

BUT THIS TIME

Review of Telelink, 95 Catherine Street

By Keiran sharp on 23rd September 2014

Had great service,great drivers ,spotless cars .Booked a return fare from East Mids with flight arrival,flight company ,mobile number .Waited 2 hours .No taxi .... Read more »

Driving

Review of Ace Taxis, 17a Limehurst Avenue

By I day on 23rd September 2014

There was one of your taxis in Melton this morning driving was horrendous at 9 39 was cutting everybody up it was a black BMW reg a 60 plate or a soda, please... Read more »

Quick turn around for numbers

Review of NHS Dental Access Centre, 10 Nelson Street

By Mr Parmar on 23rd September 2014

A patient with excruciating pain and had been suffering for week and a half and not able to see own dentist for treatment and after examination told to take antibiotics, namely,Amoxicillin capsules,500 milligrams,... Read more »


INTRODUCTION TO LEICESTER

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Perched astride the river Soar, Leicester is home to nearly 300,000 residents, making it one of the UK's larger cities.

Surrounded by rolling countryside, the city also lies adjacent to the English National Forest - a perfect spot for walkers.

The city itself is renowned as one of the country's most culturally diverse conurbations, with large communities from India, Pakistan and the Caribbean especially prominent. Due to this fact Leicester can offer an immensely varied range of cuisine and shopping from around the world for visitors to enjoy.

Leicester Scenes

Leicester town centre is dominated by impressive Victorian architecture, although much new development has sprung up in recent years and more projects are planned, including a state-of-the-art performing arts centre. Shoppers are also well provided for in the city, with several large retail areas and outdoor markets.

Read more about Leicester in the About Leicester section.

Popular local attractions include: Abbey Park, the Golden Mile, Museums, National Space Centre

PLACES TO VISIT NEAR LEICESTER

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The surrounding Leicestershire countryside is very beautiful. The National Forest stretches from the outskirts of Leicester to Burton-on-Trent, encompassing 200 square miles in all. The National Forest's visitor centre, Conkers, is about 15 miles North West of Leicester by the village of Moira.

Charnwood Forest is a picturesque, rocky upland tract in north-western Leicestershire with extensive woodland, noted for its beautiful displays of bluebells in the Springtime.

There are several large cities just a short drive away from Leicester - Coventry, Birmingham, Derby, Nottingham and Peterborough - and many towns. Coventry, to the South East, is the nearest city, while Britain's second most populous city Birmingham is under an hour's drive and has a great many attractions.

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