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Things to do

There’s so much to see and so many things do in Leicester during your stay at the Belmont Hotel. From shopping centres to cultural Leicester tourist attractions, and sporting events to historical sites, there’s something to suit all ages and interests.

Sports

Visit Leicestershire County Cricket Club and book your tickets to see the local team in action. The venue also hosts a selection of other events, including outdoor cinema showings and concert events in the summer.

Leicestershire Cricket Club

Over 30 race meetings a year take place at the magnificent racecourse grounds which cover 220 acres of beautiful greenery.

Leicester Racecourse

Leicester City FC

If rugby is your sporting passion, visit Leicester Tigers at their Welford Road home. There’s also the option to take part in a stadium tour and enjoy the ultimate behind-the scenes experience.

Leicester Tigers

Leicester City Football Club, also known as the Foxes, is an English professional football club based at the King Power Stadium. Head down and grab your tickets to watch Leicester City in one of their Premier League home matches, or book a stadium tour.

Family Days

Abbey Pumping Station

The Great Central Railway in Leicestershire is the UK's only double-track, mainline heritage railway. Full-size steam engines can be seen passing each other, and the trains run every weekend of the year, bank holidays and selected weekdays through the summer.

National Space Centre

Abbey Pumping Station is Leicester's Museum of Science and Technology, showcasing the city’s industrial, technological and scientific heritage. The museum also runs special events throughout the year, from beam engine steaming events to watching steam toys in action.

The UK’s largest attraction dedicated to space exploration and space science. The building is filled with rockets, satellites, Martian surfaces and other genuine space artefacts, and also houses experts and a full Space Communications team.

Great Central Railway

Culture

De Montfort Hall is Leicester's largest entertainment venue and has been serving the city with quality live acts since 1913. From comedy shows and family and children's events, to music performances including 'Gigs in the Gardens' in the summer and more, there’s lots to choose from.

Curve is a spectacular state-of-the-art theatre based in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant Cultural Quarter. Curve has developed a reputation for producing, programming and touring a bold and diverse programme of musicals, plays, new work, dance and opera.

De Montfort Hall

Curve

Leicester's original museum has collections and displays spanning the natural and cultural world, including ancient Egypt, dinosaurs, wild space, world arts and a gallery for under fives. The den and the Victorian art gallery feature works from the museum’s fine art collection.

Discover an incredible story at the King Richard III Visitor Centre and immerse yourself in the incredible story of the last English king to die in battle and the first to be DNA tested.

King Richard III Visitor Centre

New Walk Museum

Shopping

One of Britain’s biggest out of town shopping destinations, Fosse Park boasts over 25 big name stores, free customer parking for 2,500 cars and the best names in fashion.

Highcross Leicester is a shopping centre in the heart of Leicester with over 100 stylish shops to explore including Apple, Debenhams and John Lewis. Highcross offers a choice of stylish restaurants, cafés and places to grab a snack and there’s also a cinema and mini-golf course to enjoy.

Highcross Leicester

Fosse Park

This is a promotional film from the Friends of New Walk, Leicester, explaining a bit behind the charity, New Walk’s 200-year history, places and events on New Walk, responsibilities of the charity, and monuments and art initiatives on New Walk. Film made by Jonathan Lee.

Friends of New Walk