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Leicester is a City immersed in culture, the City is practically overflowing with it. List of things to do in Leicester is great for locals and visitors alike, the offering of shops, independent and chain are many and the chance to experience world class art in Leicester is the same.
Leicester not only has a lot of rich history and captivating attractions, it is also home to the multi-award-winning National Space Centre. Attendees are invited to have a truly stratospheric experience within the six galleries where visitors will be able to interact with meteorites, rockets and satellites.
Not only is Leicester a vibrant city in terms of culture, it also has a very large foodie scene. Whatever your preference of food style or type you will be able to discover it in Leicester. The offering from different parts of the world is very widespread you can experience flavours ranging from Asian street food, classic Italian pizza and even enjoy food from South America to delicious vegetarian and vegan meals.
There are multiple things to discover in Leicester, everything from architecture to attractions that are out of this world. In this series of short blogs we will be delving into what makes this city a real treasure trove, explore iconic landmarks that put the place marker on the city to it’s most well kept secrets.
The brand new extension will be opening its doors on Friday 20th January and we couldn’t be more excited! During the early months of 2020 the crew were all working behind the scenes to plan exactly how they were going to execute the plan and in September 2022 construction was able to begin.
Taking place on Wednesday 28th December you will be able to experience an evening of stand-up comedy taking place at The Black Horse in Aylestone, Leicester. The Laughter Loft consists of three to four local comedians and a compere to bring all the acts together in a seamlessly enjoyable evening of frolics and hilarity.
Produced by the incredible Roger Taylor and fellow band member of Queen Brian May, The Queen Extravaganza Leicester has been designed especially to facilitate new fans, together with the long-standing fans, to truly immerse themselves and celebrate the music of one of the biggest bands in the world.
Coming to The Curve Theatre early next year, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was born from the wild imagination of best-selling author Neil Gaiman known for stories such as Coraline, Good Omens and The Sandman (now a major Netflix series). The play visits Leicester and is the National Theatre’s major new stage adaptation of the story.
The annual pantomime at De Montfort Hall returns, this year the city of Leicester will be joined by Cinderella, her evil stepmother, her horrible stepsisters and all of your favourite characters for a jam-packed event that the whole family will enjoy.
The Lions are heading to Qatar in just under two weeks and we couldn’t be more excited. The Lions battled their way through the qualifying round and have successfully made it to Fifa World Cup 2022 Qatar. This year the tournament begins on November 20th and will end on December 18th in what promises to be a nail-biting competition.
The first of November may very well signify the beginning of National Calzone Month, but here at Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston and our on-site Bella Italia we’ve decided to celebrate by giving you an offer you can’t refuse in what you could call a ‘deconstructed calzone’ monthly offering.
With the festive season upon us there’s nothing more we like to do than have a mooch about the city centre and take in all the winter wonder, the mulled wine, various food stalls, shopping for gifts for loved ones and live music are just a few staples that occur in these markets during Christmas in Leicester that bring us such joy.
In October 1995 whilst the 25th Annual World Pasta Congress was taking place the idea for creating a ‘World Pasta Day’ was conceived. Pasta aficionados from all over the world had gathered to discuss the versatility of the noodle, it became apparent amongst the committee that spreading the knowledge of the globe’s panorama of pasta was of great importance.
Taking inspiration from the Mexican Day of the Dead, you and the family will be able to take part in a range of activities, watch live entertainment and learn all about animals from all over the world. The Mexican celebrations will be running from 22nd – 30th October (half term week). Below we highlight what the Twycross Zoo has on offer for the week.
Get ready to feel illuminated with the return of Leicester’s official fireworks display and bonfire night celebrations set to take place in Abbey Park. You can expect a full programme of fun-filled activities and events including all your favourites such as a funfair, live entertainment, hot food and beverage stalls set throughout the park.
The stage programme for Diwali lights switch-on runs from 5.30pm - 8pm on Belgrave Road with the lights turned on at 7.30pm followed by the fireworks, which this year can be viewed from Belgrave Road. The Diwali Village on Cossington Street Recreation Ground will feature a full stage programme showcasing local talent, children’s fun-fair rides and stalls including food and concessions, from 3pm - 9pm.
The Queen’s body will now be flown to RAF Northolt in London where it will then be taken to Buckingham Palace by King Charles III, Camilla, the King’s consort and other members of the Royal Family. On Wednesday 14th September Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be moved to Westminster Hall where she will lie in state for four days, The Queen's coffin will leave Buckingham Palace at 14:22.
The LCB Depot Sound exhibition itself will include works from up and coming talent as well as already established artists all based in Leicester and beyond. The exhibitions and activities are going to be advertised on social media and you can follow their handle @lcbdepot for more information
First held in York in 1831 and organised by the British Science Association; The British Science Festival is the longest running science Festival in the United Kingdom and it stemmed from a tradition of annual meetings of the Association usually based in a key city.
The World Reimagined is a ground-breaking, UK art education project to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans and its impact on all of us. To commemorate this fantastic project a trail of large Globe sculptures representing an element of historic slavery will be displayed across Leicester until the end of October.
This year as well as a full weekend of awe-inspiring live entertainment attendees can expect to see street theatre, dance art, music and sport. The highlight of the festival however will be the journey of STORM – a folklore giant come to life. This magnificent spectacle stands at ten metres tall and is an homage to a goddess of the seas,
Returning for its twelfth year, Leicester Pride 2022 is set to take place on Saturday 3rd September and is the annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in and around the city. Like previous years, the festival is set to take place in Victoria Park after the procession navigating its way through the city centre.
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Dairy-lovers will be delighted to hear that the UK’s largest cheese fair returns to Leicestershire on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May. With over 70 cheesemakers from across Britain and Ireland, this artisan fair showcases more than 300 delicious cheeses to try and buy, so you can buy your old favourites and also discover scrumptious new cheesy tastes!
As the February half-term holidays approach, it's time to plan some fun-filled days out with the family - and there's certainly no shortage of places to go right here in Leicestershire.
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Take advantage of these incredible events taking place in Leicester this year. We can not wait to enjoy this array of wonderful events and attractions.
Book a night stay at Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston and take advantage of these incredible 2020 events in Leicester.
Welford Road stadium has been home to the Leicester Tigers since September 1892 and now has a capacity of 25,849, making it the largest purpose-built club rugby ground in the UK.
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Jump aboard the magic carpet in Leicester as we travel to ancient China to meet our hero, young Aladdin.
Starring X Factor winner Sam Bailey and popstar Antony Costa from Blue, as well as Channel 5 Milkshake! presenter Nathan Connor, BBC Radio Leicester's Martin Ballard, Paul Burling from Britain's Got Talent and magicians Matthew Pomeroy and Natasha Lamb.
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Are you looking for a Christmas celebration with extra sparkle? Then head to Leicester’s best Christmas party, The Christmas Cracker, at the Morningside Arena from 13th to 15th December! With a delicious five-course meal, drinks a-plenty, and a cracking DJ and dance floor, it’s the perfect way to kick-start your Christmas celebrations!
If you’re after a splash of culture while staying with us, head to Leicester’s original museum, the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. With a wide range of collections and displays, spanning both the natural and cultural world, the diverse exhibitions at this free-to-enter museum provide something for all the family.
Celebrate Halloween at Twinlakes Park this October with their exceptional Greatest Halloween Circus! This not-so-scary, spook-tacular show is open from 18th to 27th October and features breathtaking acrobatics, unbelievable stunts and dazzling costumes – perfect for a family celebration to suit all ages.
Celebrate bonfire night with a bang this year at Leicester’s biggest fireworks extravaganza, the Abbey Park Bonfire and Fireworks Display. This year’s spectacular main fireworks display event in Leicester takes place on Saturday 2nd November – and, with over 15,000 visitors each year, you’ll be celebrating in excellent company in Leicester!
Every October, Leicester joins with the rest of the UK to celebrate Black History Month (BHM). Experience a series of events, exhibitions and conversations that recognise and rejoice in Leicester’s incredibly diverse heritage, and celebrate the history and cultural contribution that African and Caribbean communities have made to the East Midlands over the years.
In August 2012, a skeleton was uncovered beneath a car park in Leicester and scientists concluded it was indeed the remains of the long-lost Last Plantagenet King of England, King Richard III. The award-winning Visitor Centre offers the journey back in time to experience the incredible story of King Richard’s life and death.
The International Music Festival, is one of the most prestigious music festivals to visit Leicester annually. The father of classical music, Mozart, will be featured at the festival with legendary Schubert and Britain’s young composer, Mark Simpson from the 19th to 21st September, 2019.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings, and Leicester is celebrating with festivities truly out of this world! With partners such as the National Space Centre, Arts Council England and Inspirate, One Giant Leap will be an intergalactic exploration like no other.
Leicester’s very own Caribbean Carnival is back on Saturday 3rd August, and promises to be bigger, brighter and better than ever before! Since its inaugural year in 1985, it has grown each year to become one of the largest carnivals outside London, attracting over 110,000 visitors!
Experience a gig unlike any other with De Montfort Hall’s “Gigs in the Garden”, where some of the biggest names in the music industry will perform in this stunning outdoor setting. Events take place from Friday 16th to Monday 26th August; and, as Leicester’s largest entertainment venue with more than a hundred years of experience hosting live acts, you’re guaranteed a top-quality concert!
For a truly out-of-this-world experience, bring your family to Leicester this summer to visit the award-winning National Space Centre! With its iconic forty-two-metre rocket tower, the largest planetarium in the UK and six interactive galleries, the Space Centre is a mind-blowing day out for all the family.
There is an exciting new exhibition coming to Leicester’s New Walk Museum and Art Gallery from 13th April to 30th June: ‘Mods: Shaping a Generation’. Open seven days a week, this fascinating collection celebrates the Mod scene in Leicester and Nottingham, through remarkable stories told by those who were there.
The Asian Wedding Exhibition shows, arguably the most awaited shows in Leicester, are coming up and we don’t want you to miss out. The shows are unlike any other and allow Brides and Grooms the opportunity to meet wedding specialists and plan their dream wedding all under one roof.
Next Sunday, the 12th of August, Leicester Race course is hosting its famous Family Fun Day which has been described by all as a ‘Day to Remember’.
This is definitely an event not to miss so bring the whole family and make a weekend out of it. Book to stay at the Holiday Inn Leicester –Wigston.
This summer, Rutland Watersports Centre is the place to be. Conveniently located just an hour’s drive from the heart of Leicester, Rutland Watersports offers many fun-filled activities to enjoy.
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Enjoy Bradgate park while the sun is shining, there are many things to do that we are sure you’ll enjoy. Whether it is enjoying the wilderness or going for an ice cream – there is something for everyone.
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When organizing a corporate conference in Leicester, it is important to know what facilities they have. Choosing the right hotel as a conference venue can really make a difference and it is beneficial to know in advance exactly what you require from a meeting place before booking.
Conference rooms in Leicestershire are a fantastic option when hosting a business meeting away from your usual company office spaces.