Leicester

Welcome to Leicester

Situated on the River Soar, Leicester is a city in the East Midlands. With a population of over 330,000, it is the tenth largest city in England and has an historic association with the production of textiles, clothing and shoes. The city is close to the M1 making it easy to reach by road. You can also fly into East Midlands airport or arrive by train. This modern city is diverse in culture and religion, with a history stretching back to the Iron Age and Roman settlement.

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Upcoming Events

11 Jul 2015 - 6 Sep 2015LEGO® CITY Space Summer

This summer, the National Space Centre is celebrating a BrickTastic Summer with LEGO®! 
 
They have joined forces with LEGO® CITY to take visitors on a mission to make movies, build space tools, Tweet to win, and discover the wonders of living in space.  
 
* Take a seat in the LEGO® CITY Zone and build something spacey. Choose to make a spacecraft, a special space tool, or a friend for the astronaut to take with him into space. 
* Make your own LEGO® mini movie space adventure using stop-motion animation stations. 
* Take a tour round the galleries and discover the keep-and-collect limited edition LEGO® postcards. 
* Sit back and discover all about life in space.
 

11 Sep 2015Jimmy Carr at De Montfort Hall

Funny Business: 
Live comedy is what Jimmy Carr does best. His stand-up achievements to date include a British Comedy Award for 'Best Live Stand-Up Tour' and a Perrier Award nomination. On stage, he's even funnier and even more outrageous and Funny Business is his brand new stand-up show. See him Live at De Montfort Hall.
 

3 Oct 2015 - 11 Oct 2015Rugby World Cup 2015 in Leicester

Rugby fans will be able to take part in the excitement of Rugby World Cup 2015 at a Fanzone in Leicester’s Victoria Park this autumn. 
 
The city council will be setting up the official Fanzone in the park to provide the perfect place for overseas fans to meet up with their fellow supporters – and the perfect place for local fans to watch the excitement live on the big screen. 
 
As well as a big screen, the Fanzone will offer catering facilities, a bar and a range of activities to entertain children and adults in between matches. 
 
The idea of the Fanzone is to support the live Rugby action taking place in the city during the tournament, providing a place for fans to meet before they head to the stadium, a place to gather after they’ve been to the stadium, and a place where Rugby fans of all ages can get together to watch games on the big screen.  
 
The Fanzone will open on Saturday October 3, giving fans the chance to see England v Australia and South Africa v Scotland on the big screen, before Leicester hosts its first match on Sunday October 4. 
 
The Victoria Park Fanzone will accommodate a minimum of 5,000 fans, with grandstand seating available for 500 people. A programme of events – including stage entertainment, sporting activity, and live music – will run on each of the seven days that it is open. 
 
Admission will open at least 90-minutes before the first match of the day kicks off and will be free of charge.
 
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