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Leicester's Clock Tower

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



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



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


National Space Centre

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


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.


Great for the unemployed

Review of South Wigston Health Centre, 80 Blaby Road

By Anonymous

Repeatedly try to get an appointment with a GP - to be told that I cannot get an appointment I must either phone up at 8.30am (what a joke engaged continuously) or come... Read more »

Wonderful and very relaxing lunch

Review of The Dovecote, Coventry Road, Narborough

By Crystaline

Sunday lunch from the carvery was just great nice and hot, well cooked and served with a smile. our waitress was so lovely and helpful. the Dovecote wil be our preferred restaurant from... Read more »

No 1 formula @ wigston

Review of Formula 1 Auto Centres, Unit 1, Viking Road

By Ket

The lads at wigston not only know their cars but service is also with a smile. I have been using the garage for years and commend how efficiently the ship is run... Read more »

Inconsiderate Taxi Drivers

Review of Club Taxis, Braunstone Avenue

By Sam

Every morning I have to be at a care client's house for 6am. Their neighbour orders a club taxi every Thursday and without a doubt, the club taxi booked will be outside his... Read more »

Impossible to get in touch with

Review of Leicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington Street

By Gill Hutchinson

The number shown when you ring tells you that you have dialed an incorrect number, you cannot get into their website to book courses it just takes you to a teacher recruitment agency... Read more »


Leicester's Clock Tower

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


Leicester's Clock Tower

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.