Leicester City Centre – one of the oldest in England
Leicester is a very historical city and one of the oldest cities in England. It was founded by the Romans in 50CE and so the city has many fascinating historical attractions. There is an ancient Roman forum and baths, and the nearby St Nicholas church was built over 1200 years ago.
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The town also has a lot of culture, there are many excellent museums and art galleries exhibiting both contemporary and art from other periods in history. The city has experienced rapid growth through the centuries and is now a very friendly and cosmopolitan town with people from all races, backgrounds and cultures making Leicester very culturally diverse.
There is excellent nightlife too with plenty of bars, music venues and nightclubs. Many cultural performances are held so there is something for everyone. Football fans can also visit the city’s football club ground, King Power Stadium, and watch an exciting home game of the Foxes.
There is no shortage of overnight accommodation for visitors on short breaks that will suit all budgets, from cheap b&b’s to 5-star Leicester city hotel rooms. There are also a number of low cost properties in central Leicester. Much of the accommodation to rent for the night is situated within walking distance of the main attractions and touristic sights.
Where to Stay near the railway station
There is no shortage of cheap hotels in Leicester, apartments and bed and breakfast accommodation in the city. The best place to stay is in and around the city centre as this area is close to all of the main attractions, cafes, restaurants, shopping centres, the National Space Centre, and night spots. The centre is also very attractive and it is possible to walk everywhere.
The train and coach services are all within walking distance and there are plenty of transport links to other parts of the town. Visitors staying in Leicester central that want to explore the beautiful countryside and attractions just outside Leicester will find it easy to get a train or bus from the stations.
As well as budget establishments, there are more upmarket options for rent in the centre, especially around St Nicholas Circle, which is at the end of the high street. There are also bed and breakfast (last minute) accommodation and 5-star hotels at the south of the city. This area is perfect for those who would like to stay somewhere a little quieter. Leicester station is only a minutes drive away.
Located in Leicestershire England UK
Leicester Railway Station is the main station, located not far from the city center. The main entrance is on London Road.
There is on a direct line into St Pancras International, the home of Eurostar. There are also direct rail links to Birmingham, Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands Parkway (for East Midlands Airport), Peterborough, Luton and Stansted Airport.
Address : London Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 0QB, United Kingdom
Location : to the east of the city centre.
Train Line : lies on the Midland Main Line, and line to Lincoln, Birmingham and Stansted Airport.
Mainly Served by : East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry
Car Hire : Avis
Operated and Managed by : East Midlands Trains
Ticket Office : Available
Ticket Machines : Available
WiFi : is available
Sat Nav Postcode : LE2 0QB
Region : East Midlands
County : Leicestershire
Hotels near Leicester railway station : in city center on St Georges Way, De Montfort Street, London Road, Saxby Street, and West Walk.
St Margaret’s Bus and Coach Station LE1 3AG
The city centre of Leicester is served by two coach stations which are St Margaret’s Bus Station in Gravel Street, and the Charles Street terminus.
Address St Margaret’s Bus Station
Gravel Street, Leicester, LE1 3AG
Nearby London Road
The Little Theatre (Dover Street, LE1 6PW England): great small and lovely intimate theatre. There are some really good amateur dramatic productions staged here.
Leicestershire Museum and Art Gallery (53 New Walk, United Kingdom): nice museum and art gallery. Two dinosaur skeletons are permanently installed in the museum as well as an Egyptian area, minerals of Leicestershire, the first Charnia fossil identified nearby, and a wildspace area featuring stuffed animals from around the world.
De Montfort Hall (Granville Rd, Leicestershire LE1 7RU, England): music and performance venue, situated adjacent to Victoria Park and is named after Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester. The viewing from most seats is very good.