Leicester is a city full of history, culture, and entertainment, with something for everyone. Whether you are interested in medieval legends, modern art, or live sports, you will find plenty of attractions and activities to fill your days and nights. If you are looking for a fun and memorable trip to Leicester, here is a suggested two-day itinerary that will help you see the best of the city and enjoy a comfortable and convenient stay at Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston.
Day 1: Explore the King Richard III Visitor Centre and the National Space Centre
Start your day with a delicious breakfast at Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston, a modern and stylish hotel located near the city centre. You can choose from a variety of dishes, such as scrambled eggs, bacon, or toast, and enjoy the friendly and cosy atmosphere of the hotel.
After breakfast, take a short drive or bus ride to the King Richard III Visitor Centre, one of the most famous and historic attractions in Leicester. Here you can learn about the life and death of King Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England, who was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. You can also see the site where his remains were discovered in 2012, and the tomb where he was reburied in 2015.
Next, head to the National Space Centre, the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space exploration and discovery. Here you can see the iconic Rocket Tower, the UK's largest planetarium, and the interactive galleries that showcase the history and future of space travel. You can also experience a simulated space mission, touch a piece of the moon, and meet a real astronaut.
For lunch, head to the Leicester Market, one of the oldest and largest markets in Europe. Here you can sample a variety of fresh and local produce, such as cheese, bread, meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables, and buy some snacks or souvenirs to take home.
In the afternoon, take a drive or bus ride to the Bradgate Park, a beautiful and historic park that was once the home of Lady Jane Grey, the nine-day queen of England. Here you can enjoy a scenic walk, see the deer, the lake, and the ruins of Bradgate House, and admire the views of the countryside.
For dinner, enjoy the Celebration Package at Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston, where you can enjoy a bottle of champagne, a box of chocolates, and a bouquet of flowers in your room, as well as a three-course meal at the hotel's restaurant. You can choose from a selection of starters, main courses, and desserts, such as soup, steak, or cheesecake, and a drink. You can also enjoy the hotel's facilities, such as the fitness centre, the spa, the bar, and the lounge.
Day 2: Discover the New Walk Museum and the Leicester City Football Club
After another hearty breakfast at the hotel, take a short drive or bus ride to the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, one of the oldest and most popular museums in Leicester. Here you can see a variety of exhibits and collections, such as the dinosaur gallery, the Egyptian gallery, the German Expressionist gallery, and the World Arts gallery. You can also join the guided tours, workshops, and events that are available throughout the year.
After exploring the museum, take a walk along the New Walk, a picturesque pedestrian promenade that dates back to 1785. Here you can see the historic buildings, statues, and gardens that line the walk, and stop by one of the cafes, pubs, or restaurants for a bite or a drink.
For lunch, treat yourself to a two-course meal at The Case Restaurant and Champagne Bar, a stylish and cosy restaurant that offers a range of dishes and drinks from British and European cuisine, such as roast lamb rump, sea bass fillet, or mushroom and spinach pie. You can also enjoy afternoon tea, Sunday roast, or cocktails in their elegant bar.
In the afternoon, take a drive or bus ride to the King Power Stadium, the home of the Leicester City Football Club, one of the most successful and popular teams in the history of English football. Here you can take a tour of the stadium, see the trophy room, the dressing room, the tunnel, and the pitch, and learn about the history and achievements of the club, such as their remarkable Premier League title win in 2016. You can also visit the club shop, where you can buy official merchandise, such as shirts, scarves, or mugs.
For dinner, enjoy a three-course meal at the hotel's restaurant, where you can choose from a selection of starters, main courses, and desserts, such as soup, steak, or cheesecake, and a drink. You can also enjoy the hotel's facilities, such as the fitness centre, the spa, the bar, and the lounge.
We hope you enjoyed this two-day itinerary for a trip to Leicester, and that you had a fun and memorable stay at Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston. If you are looking for a modern and stylish hotel in a convenient and cosy location, Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston is the perfect choice for you. Book your room today and get ready for an unforgettable Leicester experience.Book Now