The City of Leicester
Leicester is one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse locations in the East Midlands – with plenty on offer for visitors and locals alike. Sprawled on the banks of the historic River Soar, its towering Cathedral and iconic National Space Centre dominate the dynamic skyline. Increasingly it’s becoming a destination for visitors from the UK and overseas thanks to a blend of attractive qualities. Picturesque architecture and a varied and eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and local amenities and activities make it an ideal location for events of all kinds – from exhibitions and launch parties to concerts, shows and weddings.
Leicester’s population has grown substantially over the past few years, leading to a welcome expansion of the city itself. It boasts numerous shopping centres, including Haymarket, Highcross and The Silver Arcade as well as boutiques and markets – and is one of the UK’s most densely populated conurbations.
As one of our oldest cities (around 2,000 years to be precise), Leicester city has had plenty of time to become an established and well-loved British destination. It features a fantastic blend of old and new landmarks and sights to see – including Leicester Castle, Leicester City FC and The Market – the largest outdoor covered market in Europe. It is also home to Leicester University, King Richard III Visitor Centre and the very first Jain Temple to be built in the West. Easily reached from London and surrounding areas, the city is the perfect satellite location for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the UK’s main cities.
At The Big Venue Book we’ve curated a diverse list of fabulous Leicester event venues suitable for a variety of different uses. Our books include the prestigious City Rooms, a spectacular grade-1 listed Georgian banqueting hall and the world-famous Leicester City FC. Browse our selection today to find the perfect location for your upcoming event.