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16 things to do in Leicester

Leicester is the 10th largest city in England and with that comes a city bustling with exciting things to do and brilliant, friendly people. The city is very multicultural and this has led to Leicester being a hub of culture, food, religion and entrepreneurs in the midlands.

When in Leicester you have to try as many local restaurants as you can as the fusion of tastes of something different to anywhere else. There is also lots of fun activities to do due to it being a big student city with multiple universities and colleges. This also means there is great pubs all around town for you to discover.

The city loves its sport so don’t miss out on seeing the Leicester City football stadium and the Leicester Tigers rugby stadium, Welford Road.

Leicester also has stunning parks so if the weather is good then it is strongly recommended you check them out. Abbey Park has some lovely wildlife and Victoria Park has a great view of Leicester University!

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Calling all water sports fans, down in Leicestershire you can spend the day kayaking around the rivers and canals and even paddle to the pub! Explore this beautiful area in style and reward yourself with a …

Looking for an intergalactic day out how about a trip to the award-winning National Space Centre in Leicester? It’s a truly out of this world experience with six interactive galleries on display, the UK’s largest planetarium, …

If you’ve had a tough week then why not treat yourself to some self love and relaxation in the Bannatyne Spa in Leicester. With lots of classic spa treatments we are sure you’ll be able to …

These beautiful botanical gardens are focused on biodiversity and protecting species from all around the world. Because of it being run by the university there is a large focus on scientific research and education so it …