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Leicester City Guide

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Leicester is the largest city in the East Midlands and the tenth largest in the country. A truly vibrant city, Leicester is the place to enjoy leading edge comedy, theatre and the arts. Ranging from the nationally renowned Haymarket Theatre to the Phoenix Arts complex, or one of the many smaller venues throughout the City, you'll find something to suit your mood.

In Leicester you can enjoy Leicester's historical and cultural heritage by visiting our museums, view the elegance of the Victorian Gallery at New Walk Museum, the rural surrounds of the Old Stables at Belgrave Hall, the intimacy of Wygstons Gallery at the Costume Museum or the magnificence of the Great Hall at The Guildhall.

Explore the richness of Victorian art, different techniques such as colour and texture, the largest collection of German Expressionist art outside of Germany and decorative art from around the world are found here in the New Walk Museum.

Why not soak up the atmosphere in some of the City's many pubs and clubs. Or savour the diverse range of superb international cuisine in the City. You will surely be amazed!

You can also watch top class sport, Leicester Sport offers a comprehensive range of major and minor indoor and outdoor sports including swimming, fitness suites, Golf, badminton, circuit training, sauna, disabled sessions, after school and holiday activities.

Loseby Lane is one of the winding thoroughfares of the old Medieval town. Facing the main entrance to an ultra-modern shopping mall, it runs up towards the Markets area. It contains a variety of speciality shops, tea rooms and, reputedly, the oldest pub in Leicester - the Fourpence and Firkin. It is one of the several historic streets in the area which surrounds the award-winning St Martins Square.

For the avid shoppers, visit the renovated Silver Arcade, a three tiered, glass domed Victorian arcade. It is one of several around the market area. Along with the neighbouring Malcolm and Odeon arcades, it contains independent shops ranging from antiques to alternative fashion.

The Clock Tower, at one end of the Haymarket block, is situated at the center of the modern pedestrianised shopping center. It is one of the most famous landmarks in Leicester, has a statue of Simon De Montfort, founder of the English Parliament, who also gave his name to the city's concert hall.

At the heart of the modern town is the market square which contains Europes's largest covered market and a large open air market. The vast range of produce from the all over the world would however come as something of a surprise.

Leicester is a multi-cultural city, and its cultural mix provides exciting opportunities to sample a huge variety of sumptuous cuisines. The city excels in authentic Indian restaurants but also offers truly cosmopolitan dining, sometimes with live music.


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