Industrial action during December.
Unfortunately, the RMT union has called a number of strikes for December (the next scheduled dates are Saturday 23 December, Sunday 24 December, Wednesday 27 December and Sunday 31 December.) that will significantly affect CrossCountry train services. We will be operating a reduced service but running some longer trains. Amended timetables will be confirmed nearer to each strike day, so please keep checking this page for details before using any on-line journey planners. Click here for the latest information.
With an abundance of restaurants and an eclectic mix of bars, clubs and entertainment
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Leicester 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 explored.
Trains to Leicester are available daily throughout Britain, with great connections available to and from other cities and towns.
Trains to Leicester are served at the following station;
Cheap train tickets to Leicester are available when you book in advance online.
If you're planning on going into the city centre, you can get there for just £1 with Arriva buses. The Bus stop is directly opposite the station entrance. Buses are up to every 7 mins and its just a 5 mins journey.
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If you know that you are travelling to Leicester ahead of time you have a great chance of securing a cheap train ticket because you can plan and book in advance. This type of ticket is called an Advance ticket. You can book cheap train tickets up to 12 weeks in advance of departure.
We understand however, that you don't always know exactly which train you want so now you can also buy our great value range of Advance tickets and reserve your seat up to 15 minutes before you board a CrossCountry service, via our website or our Train Ticket app, subject to availability.
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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 station.
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.