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Welcome to Leicester

Welcome to Leicester - The City of The National Space Centre



Leicester is situated in the county of Leicestershire in the East Midlands region. Its nearest big city is Birmingham. Close to the Soar river and the National Forest, the city is well known for the Roman ruins and baths that remain from the past. Actually, Leicester used to be a Roman military camp. Except its historical part, Leicester is a lively city where you can find a great number of things to do at night.




Leicester offers a great range of bars, pubs and nightclubs around the city. There are also numerous casinos offering table games, slot machines, random number games and simulated racing. The city also hosts a lot of festivals such as music or comedy ones. For those who like concerts, you can always find live sets from popular bands but also from local ones.

Shoppers have many things to do in this city. Nearby the clock tower, in the pedestrian area, the streets are full with different kind of shops. Moreover, clothes and souvenirs are much cheaper than in London.

4 Places to visit :
The National Space Centre, a place dedicated to space, science and astronomy. It offers visitors several services like a restaurant, a cinema and a planetarium. The six galleries present you major facts about the spatial history of United Kingdom. The kids would love that place.
The Jewry Wall, the ruin of a Roman city and public baths. There is also a museum which explains tourists the story of this place and of the population who lived there centuries before. The museum is free to enter.
St Martin Cathedral, a peaceful place for prayers. First a church, it became a cathedral during the XXth century.
The clock tower of Haymarket, the symbol of the historic centre of the city.

Standard time zone: UTC/GMT + 0 hour
Climate :
The city has a temperate and hot climate but it rains a lot. Sometimes, there are great showers so do not forget to take an umbrella ! The hottest month is July with an average of 17 °C and the coldest is January with an average of 3 °C.

How to move in the city ?
To go sightseeing, people can take the bus which can lead them throughout the city.
There is an airport not that far from the city which has links with other countries.
Then, you have the train that can bring you to different cities in the country such as London or Birmingham. Finally, after hanging out at night, you can still take a cab if you want to avoid public transports.

Accommodation in Leicester (8)

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