There are plenty of reasons why you might find yourself in Leicester, and there’s a lot for you to get up to whilst you’re here. Whether you’re heading on over to Leicester city shopping centre, or the exclusive museum Leicester is so well known for you’ll find that the city is packed with great days out.
And once you’ve had a long day checking out the sights or trawling around the shopping centre in Leicester, you’ll find that everything you need to relax after your day of adventuring is waiting for you in our rooms and suites.
Things to do Leicester
Leicester might not have the reputation of London, Edinburgh or York as classic British tourist destinations but it’s well worth a trip because Leicester has more things to do than you might think. And there are plenty of free things to do in Leicester too so you can entertain the whole family for less!
Here’s a look at some classic Leicester experiences to whet your appetite.
The National Space Centre
Here’s a small fact you might not know about this humble East Midlands city, it’s actually home to the UK’s largest planetarium, at The National Space Centre. It’s perfect for adults and children alike and features a whole range of exciting activities, like a unique 3D simulator experience, and 42m high rocket tower and it’s an immersive experience of the surface of the planet Venus.
The Battle of Bosworth is one of the most famous events in British history, marked the end of the famous Wars of the Roses and laid the roots for a dynasty that lasted over a century afterwards. And you can re-live the battle right here in Leicester when you visit the Bosworth Battlefield. A truly unique family experience that you won’t forget for a while, this is a great example of the wide range of events in Leicester this city offers.
Just a short car journey away from the Leicester Holiday Inn, you’ll find the Twycross Zoo, complete with penguins, sea lion, elephants – and even a baby orangutan! It’s educational, it’s interactive and it’s unforgettable.
Places to stay in Leicestershire
Whether you’ve been adventuring around the zoo or browsing around the shopping centre in Leicester, there’s plenty to do here and once you’ve finished, you’ll want a comfortable and luxurious place to stay, put your feet up, and enjoy some fine dining. That’s precisely what we’ve got to offer right here at Holiday Inn Leicester.