10-minute walk from Leicester Train Station.
15-minute walk from Hay Market, Leicester Bus Station.
More information about Leicester
Training in Leicester
Leicester Town Hall Square
Travel to and from Leicester
East Midland Airport
AirEast Midlands Airport (EMA), the nearest international airport, is approximately 20 miles north-northwest of the city. The airport acts as a hub for regional mail and freight networks. It is an international airport in the East Midlands of England. It serves the whole East Midlands region of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland and Derbyshire.Leicester Airfield (LRC) is a small airport about 6 miles east of Leicester City Centre that does not have any scheduled flights.
BusSt Margaret’s Bus Station and the recently reopened Haymarket Bus Station are the two main bus terminals in Leicester (May 2016). The primary bus operators in Leicester and the surrounding region are Arriva Fox County, Centrebus, First Leicester, Hinckley Bus (part of Arriva Midlands), Kinchbus, Leicester Bus, and Stagecoach Midlands.St Margaret’s Bus Station is situated on Gravel Street, just north of Leicester City Centre, in the English city of Leicester. It takes its name from St Margaret’s Church, which is located close to Burleys Way. The new bus station features a newsagent, café, public restrooms, an information kiosk, bicycle storage, and a National Express travel centre with passenger waiting areas.
St Margaret bus station
Leicester Railway Station
RailLeicester’s rail network is growing in importance, and with the launch of Eurostar international services from London St Pancras International in November 2007, Leicester railway station gained connections to Lille, Brussels, and Paris.Leicester railway station is a major railway station in the English county of Leicestershire. East Midlands Railway manages the station, which is owned by Network Rail.The Midland Counties Railway opened Leicester station in 1840, and it was renovated in 1894 and 1978. It is located on the Midland Main Line, which connects London St Pancras to Sheffield and Nottingham. It is located approximately 99 miles north of London St Pancras.
RoadLeicester lies near Junctions 21, 21A, and 22 on the major north/south M1 freeway that connects London to Leeds/York. The M1 motorway crosses the M69 motorway/A46 corridor, which links to the A1 and M6 motorways in Newark-on-Trent and Coventry, respectively. The M42 freeway, which connects to Birmingham Airport, terminates in Northwest Leicestershire, around 12 miles (19 km) west of Leicester. Leicester lies at the junction of the A6/(A14), A50, A47, and A607 trunk highways, as well as the A426 and A5199 major routes.
Burleys Way, Leicester
Map showing Leicester train stations
Things to do in Leicester
Art TheatresLeicester is home to several noteworthy art theatres.The Curve is a theatre in the cultural district of Leicester, England. Originally, it was renowned as the Leicester Performing Arts Centre. It is located near the Leicester Athena conference and banqueting facility.
Other theatres in Leicester
The Little TheatreDover Street, Leicester LE1 6PW, United Kingdom.Phone: 0116 255 1302
The Y Theatre7 East Street, Leicester LE1 6EY, United Kingdom.Phone: 0116 255 7066
Sue Townsend Theatre16 Upper Brown Street, Leicester LE1 5TE, United Kingdom.Phone: 0116 224 4080
Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre4 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG, United Kingdom.Phone: 0116 242 2800
Map showing theatres in Leicester
Leicester Museum and Art Gallery
MuseumsLeicester is famous for its world-class museums and diverse cultural offerings.The Leicester Museum & Art Gallery (New Walk Museum and Art Gallery till 2020) is an established public museum in the city centre of Leicester. It opened in 1849 as one of the earliest public museums in the United Kingdom. It hosts international and local exhibits of science, history, and art. The original building was designed by Joseph Hansom, the designer of the hansom cab. It has been renovated several times, most recently in 2011. Major exhibits include dinosaurs, an Egyptian area, minerals of Leicestershire, the first Charnia fossil identified nearby, and a wild space area featuring stuffed animals from around the world.
Other museums in Leicester
The Guildhall MuseumGuildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ, United Kingdom.Phone: 0116 253 2569
Jewry Wall Museum156-140 St Nicholas Walk, Leicester LE1 4LB, United Kingdom.Phone: 0116 225 4971
The Newarke Houses MuseumThe Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY, United Kingdom.Phone: 0116 225 4980
Map showing museums in Leicester
FestivalsLeicester holds several events each year. Leicester Comedy Event is the largest comedy festival in the United Kingdom. The Leicester Comedy Festival is an annual comedy festival held in Leicester, England, in several venues early in the year. The festival started in 1994, with 40 events spread over 23 venues in Leicestershire over seven days, bringing 5,000 visitors. The festival now gathers over 60,000 guests from all over the world and is considered one of the “Top 5 Comedy Festivals in the World” (The Guardian).
Leicester Comedy Event
Leicester Pride Parade