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Leicester has an abundance of restaurants and an eclectic mix of
bars, clubs and entertainment. It also boasts a wealth of shopping,
including the exclusive Stoneygate, Belgrave Road for all things
Indian, and Highcross with its 120 stores. Whether it's a day trip,
a weekend break or a longer stay, Leicester is waiting to be
Trains to Leicester are available daily throughout Britain, with
great connections available to and from other cities and towns.
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From ancient Egypt at the New Walk Museum to the spectacular
National Space Centre, Leicester is a city for all ages and
interests. A regional shopping centre, it's also home to beautiful
countryside, waterways, culture and exciting family fun days out.
You can even take a trip on the canal!
The award winning National Space Centre is the UK's largest
attraction dedicated to space. Home to the UK's largest 360°
planetarium, the Centre offers a hands-on, interactive journey
through six stunning galleries, Rocket Tower, and S.I.M ride that
offers an experience that is out of this world. The centre is
reachable by bus or taxi from the station.
The Little Theatreis a small theatre in Leicester, with the main
auditorium having 349 seats, along with an additional studio space
for performances and workshops. The theatre is home to the
Leicester Drama Society, and the programme mainly showcases plays
from local amateur theatre companies as well as hosting some
professional acts and wider community groups, usually for short
runs or one night events. The Theatre is only a short walk from the
Highcross shopping centre have a great mix of fashionable shops
and tasty restaurants. It offers 13 cades and restaurants and a 12
screen Cinema de Lux. So, if you're searching for a one stop
shopping experience Highcross shopping centre is the one for you!
Debenhams, House of Frasers and a flasgship John Lewis store are
spreadd over extrernal street spaces and a covered mall. Plus,
Highcross is located right in the city centre so is easy to get to
from the station.
From ancient stone tools to Medieval decorated tiles that have
come from Leicester Abbey, the museum has something for everyone.
You can learn about the archaeology and the people of
Leicester from Prehistoric times to the Medieval period. The
grounds have one of Leicester's most famous landmarks; the Jewry
Wall, which is part of the Roman town's public baths and
thought to be one of the tallest surviving pieces of Roman masonry
in the country. Leicester's Roman history continues inside, with
collections including detailed mosaics, intricate painted wall
plaster and a beautiful Roman cavalry helmet cheekpiece. So, from
ancient stone tools to striking Medieval decorated tiles from
Leicester Abbey, there's something to interest the whole family.
The museum is approximately a ten minute walk across the city
centre from Leicester station.
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