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Leicester overview

Visitors to Leicester speak favorably about this welcoming city's bar scene and restaurants. You'll enjoy the college atmosphere, theater, and historical sites while in town. You can learn about the local heritage of Leicester at top landmarks like Leicester Cathedral and Jewry Wall. While here, you may want to make time for other popular sights such as Highcross Shopping Centre and New Walk Museum.

Where to stay in Leicester

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or a week, Leicester has the right hotel for you. There are 52 hotels in Leicester and you can shop as many as 263 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 30%. We have room prices as low as 16 USD per night and here's a breakdown of hotels by star rating in Leicester as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 2 5-star hotels from 66 USD per night
  • • 117 4-star hotels from 54 USD per night
  • • 149 3-star hotels from 38 USD per night
  • • 12 2-star hotels from 27 USD per night

How to get to Leicester

Fly into East Midlands (EMA), 15.5 mi (25 km) from the heart of Leicester. Nottingham (NQT) is the next closest major airport, 19.6 mi (31.6 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Leicester Station (0.5 mi/0.7 km from the city center)
  • • Leicester Narborough Station (5.4 mi/8.6 km from the city center)

What to see around Leicester

A top draw is the area's cultural scene including places like:
  • • New Walk Museum
  • • Curve Theatre
  • • Phoenix Arts Centre
  • • De Montford Hall
  • • National Space Centre
Distinguished landmarks to visit include:
  • • Leicester Cathedral
  • • Jewry Wall
Below are some shopping areas where you can find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Highcross Shopping Centre
  • • Haymarket Shopping Centre
Take some time to explore campus or the area surrounding:
  • • De Montfort University
  • • University of Leicester
Recommended sights include:
  • • Leicester Town Hall
  • • Athena Conference Centre
  • • Walkers Stadium
  • • Victoria Park
  • • Grace Road

When to visit Leicester

Wondering what time of year to travel or what should be on your packing list? Here are some seasonal norms so you'll know what to expect for your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 51°F day, 34°F night
  • • April-June: 68°F day, 38°F night
  • • July-September: 70°F day, 47°F night
  • • October-December: 59°F day, 36°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.20 inches
  • • April-June: 0.16 inches
  • • July-September: 0.20 inches
  • • October-December: 0.24 inches

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