What To See And Do In Leicester, UK

What To See And Do In Leicester, UK, Leicester, England (B)

As the Romans knew, Leicester is in the heart of England, easy to access from any part of the country. It is still easy to get to, but surprisingly overlooked as a tourist destination. I went to the city to find out more, to discover what there is to see and do in Leicester.

Leicester can claim to be the birthplace of tourism: it was from here that Thomas Cook, father of the package holiday, arranged his first organised excursion in 1841. He realised that the city and its surroundings have much to offer tourists, from 2,000 years of history to abundant green space. Today the offering also includes museums, street art and numerous places to eat and drink.

Leicester is also one of the country’s most multicultural cities. With more than 70 languages spoken here, you’ll find an enormous diversity of festivals, shops and restaurants, and places of worship. The city is home to the largest Diwali festival outside India, and the so-called Golden Mile is full of shops selling gold, jewellery, fashion and spices, and – of course – Indian restaurants. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: What To See And Do In Leicester, UK
Guide Location: England » Leicester
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Karen Warren
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.worldwidewriter.co.uk/what-to-see-and-do-in-leicester-uk.html
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St Mary de Castro
  • Cathedral
  • Guildhall
  • King Richard III Visitor Centre
  • Assembly Rooms
  • St George Cultural Quarter
  • Leicester Museum and Art Gallery
  • Castle Gardens
  • Leicester Market
  • Gresham Aparthotel
  • Black Iron Social
  • Car park at Newarke Street