The Modern Majesty of Leicester
Leicester dynamically combines the rich traditions of the past with the metropolitan magnificent of the modern day. Home to the captivating National Space Centre, the Great Central Railway and the Grand Union Canal, Leicester is a favourite destination amongst residents of England's midland area. However you want to enjoy your time and whatever the weather, Leicester is guaranteed to deliver on enjoyment and excitement.
Ride the Great Central Railway and Explore the Galaxy
The city of Leicester boasts to unique attraction of the Great Central Railway, Britain’s only double track, main line steam railway. Transport yourself back in time as you board the antique steam train to enjoy the relaxing motion and beautiful scenery of the railway. The route departs from Leicester and travels to nearby Loughborough, will trains returning to the city regularly. Next, satisfy your craving for scientific wonder at the iconic National Space Centre, the UK's largest attraction solely dedicated to space. Hours of interactive enjoyment await in the 360 degree planetarium and astounding galleries of the centre. Space Now takes visitors on a breathtaking, 3D simulated journey through inter galactic spaces, meteor showers and planet orbits, leaving visitors feeling truly astounded.
Escape from the bustle of the city centre with a serene stroll around the gorgeous green lung of Leicester, Abbey Park. The park is located just a mile north of the city centre and features a dazzling array of evergreen shrubberies, beautiful blooms and towering trees. The park is decorated according to a classic Victorian scheme and is the perfect place to wander astride the river, enjoying the tranquillity imposed by the verdant wildlife. Feast your senses upon the sensory stimuli in the Redland Garden of the Senses, where eyes, ears and nose will be treated to delicious scents and dazzling sights akin to a kaleidoscope. Hire a peaceful pedalo in order to traverse the park's glittering Boating Lake, enjoying wildlife such as swans, ducks and shimmering shoals of fish upon the water. Stop for a refreshing beverage and bite at the charming Abbey Park Tea Rooms, which specialise in delicate pastries and aromatic brews. The afternoon tea option features an indulgent mixture of freshly baked scones, clotted cream, sweet conserves and aromatic English tea.
Due to its culturally diverse population, Leicester offers an exquisitely eclectic variety of cuisines and a vibrant night life bursting with colour and cosmopolitan glamour. Enjoy the gastronomical delights and elegant atmosphere of The Boot Room, a dynamically decorated and relaxed restaurant that serves delectable delights inspired by international cuisines. Begin with the pan seared scallops with chorizo oil, subsequently sampling the braised duck breast and spicy lentils, concluding with honey and brown sugar panna cotta. To finish your night with fashionable flair, visit Hakamou Bar to enjoy exuberant décor and extraordinarily exotic cocktails inspired by the culture of tropical islands.