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Started by Delighted_User on Jan 28, 2020 8:28:50 PM
Things to do in Leicester

What are they? I've never been there. Nor am I in Leicestershire.

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widenation - 28 Jan 2020 21:20:52 (#2 of 20)

Keith Vaz liked Leicester.

breakfast - 28 Jan 2020 21:26:05 (#3 of 20)


breakfast - 28 Jan 2020 21:27:44 (#4 of 20)

I actually think Leicester's quite nice or it was in the 90s when I was last there.

LemonGrass - 28 Jan 2020 21:29:33 (#5 of 20)

I like Red Leicester cheese.

MaryMC - 28 Jan 2020 21:37:08 (#6 of 20)

In the city of Leicester: Space Centre, Golden Mile, Abbey Park, Curve Theatre, Richard III's tomb, Guildhall.

MaryMC - 28 Jan 2020 21:37:43 (#7 of 20)

And that place where Garrick had supernatural experiences.

MaryMC - 28 Jan 2020 21:39:05 (#8 of 20)

If you prefer countryside, there's lots. Charnwood has some pretty villages.

popstar7 - 28 Jan 2020 21:39:52 (#9 of 20)

I haven't even had natural experiences in Leicester.

StammtischMentality - 28 Jan 2020 21:41:08 (#10 of 20)

Fuck All. HTH

DesEsseintes - 28 Jan 2020 21:43:36 (#11 of 20)

Eat crisps - go to the cricket.

MaryMC - 28 Jan 2020 21:45:43 (#12 of 20)

The Abbey Pumping Station Museum's supposed to be interesting if you like that sort of thing.

Peacock - 28 Jan 2020 21:47:30 (#13 of 20)

Town centre is lovely for a few hours to stroll around. Rag dale Hall spa is not far away for wellness.

StammtischMentality - 28 Jan 2020 21:54:32 (#14 of 20)

Actually yeah, the cricket. It’ll be very low quality cricket but it’s a lovely ground

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HerrWalrus - 28 Jan 2020 21:58:03 (#16 of 20)

Great Indian restaurants and eating places near the Belgrave road. Roman wall museum. Premier league football. Top egg chasing. A nice country park to the north; olde world Rutland to the east. And a regular train down to St Pancras.

ReverendBlueJeans - 28 Jan 2020 22:03:05 (#17 of 20)

Botanic gardens, near the University, are a nice, peaceful wee spot.

HouseOfLametta - 28 Jan 2020 22:08:13 (#18 of 20)


surferboogiewhatever - 28 Jan 2020 22:12:18 (#19 of 20)

As someone who spends more and more time up there due to an ageing parent I would suggest you:

Have a delicious veggie lunch at the World Peace Cafe (opposite the cathedral) and/or a delicious snack at Gelato Village (just down the road on the outside of the St Martins shopping area).

Play on the outdoor fitness equipment at Nelson Mandela park, opposite the Royal hospital.

Have a look round the New Walk museum, most of which is "free - donations welcome." The whole of New Walk, a 200-ish year old traffic-free avenue heading from the university area to the heart of the city centre, is very nice for an, um, walk.

Browse the charity shops, which tend to be much cheaper than southern ones - the newish Barnardo's in Gallowtree Gate is particularly nicely set out and tends to have quite good quality stuff.

There's a Parkrun in Victoria Park, but I've never been yet. However you could take a look at the playpark in Victoria Park anyway, to see the scene of the legendary "teenage boogie gets shat on by a seagull [yes, they do come that far inland sometimes] while trying very hard to impress her new metalhead mates" incident.

Take an X3 bus to Market Harborough and check out one of the prettiest and most intriguing little towns I know, full of unexpected alleyways and courtyards, with a pleasant riverside walk and some very interesting independent shops.

MaryMC - 28 Jan 2020 22:18:54 (#20 of 20)

Have a delicious veggie lunch at the World Peace Cafe

They're very nice people, but the food really isn't all that great.

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