Formerly serving as a meeting center for the Guild of Corpus Christi, the Guildhall is a grandiose archaic edifice that has been standing in central Leicester since 1390. Since then, this magnificent building has been the meeting place for several organizations including the City Council. The Guildhall has also been serving as the city's prime events center. It plays host to a myriad of events including theatrical performances, concerts, local events, banquets, weddings and receptions. This rustic building is also home to a small museum which is a must-visit for those looking to learn in-detail regarding the history of this building and the city of Leicester in whole.
The Leicester Cathedral in Leicester is one of the oldest Anglican churches in the country. This church is solely dedicated to St. Martin and therefore is also called The Cathedral Church of Saint Martin. From the records, the cathedral is to have been built in 1086. Inside the church is the tomb of Richard III of England who reigned in the 15th Century on which his crown has been laid. The windows have stained glass panels depicting the many royals in England in the Middle Ages. Visitors usually marvel the building for its detailed Gothic architecture style.
Located in a grandiose structure along New Walk, the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery is one of the oldest museums in the city and was the favorite haunt of Sir Attenborough. The permanent exhibitions are educative of the ancient Egyptian civilization, dinosaurs, mummies, fossils and century-old artifacts. The in-house cafe beckons with its snacks and beverages, while certain parts of the museum can be rented for concerts, naming ceremonies, private, business and community events.
If you're a tourist discovering the fascinating city of Leicester, do make it a point to visit the incredible King Richard III Visitor Centre. A history buff will be delighted to explore the various facets and features of King Richard III’s life and death. Ever since the unearthing of His Highness's body, there has been a lot of speculation about the deceased king and his controversial past. Walk around the exhibits that showcase a full facial reconstruction as well as a partial one. You will also get to view a replica of the king's skeleton that displays his curved spine as well as the scars from the battle. This visitor centre is a must for anyone who has a keen interest in history and historical figures.
Newarke Houses Museum incorporates artifacts from the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. It consists of two historic buildings and speaks of the history of the town as well as the Regiment. The museum has a cinema where a short film on the topic is shown and a collection of toys in the play area for children to enjoy. It tells the story of Leicester during the war through a recreated trench from the first world war. The museum also offers meeting rooms for rent to conduct events. The museum was refurbished by the Heritage Lottery Fund Grant.
King Power Stadium is home to the famous English football team Leicester City F.C. and has witnessed some of the big matches played by this club. Lovingly known as The Foxes in the footballing world, Leicester City F.C. lifted the coveted English Premier League Title at this magnificent stadium in the year 2016 for the first ever time in the club's history. A haven for fans of football in the city, this is among one of the best stadiums in the country. Built in the year 2002, King Power Stadium is also known as Leicester City Stadium.
Filbert Street was famous for the football stadium known by the locals as Filbert Street Stadium which closed in 2002. Now Filbert Street is one of the most busiest stretches in Leicester and a great place for tourists to take a stroll on.