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Things To Do In Leicester

This is everything that you need to know about Leicester in one easy and convenient online space. Whether you’re new to the city or a seasoned Leicesterfarian, we want to help you find the best things to do in Leicester, so that you can get the absolute most out of the city. 

St George’s Tower has been providing accessible and affordable student accommodation for over 6 years. Our dedicated team are well versed in all things Leicester – from supporting Leicester City F.C, to knowing the best brunch spots in the region – so we are confident that we can offer you an insight to the city that will have you feeling like you belong in no time. 

So without further ado, here are the best things to do in Leicester – as decided by veritable experts on the city.

What Do Leicester People Do For Fun?

People often wonder, “is Leicester worth visiting”, and the answer is, absolutely! There are so many things to do in Leicester, places to visit and people to see, that you’ll never find yourself bored. Some of our favourite weekend activities include: 

What Is Famous In Leicester?

Wondering what Leicester is known for? More than you might think! 

  • Modern English! The language as we know it today was shaped in Leicester.
  • The discovery of King Richard III’s body (in a car park, no less). 
  • Package holidays – Thomas Cook organised the first trip of its kind from Leicester to Loughborough.

What Can I Do Today In Leicester?


Leicester Market is Europe’s largest covered market, and has been in the same location for over 700 years! It’s a must-visit, both for its long history and its huge range of stalls. You’re guaranteed to leave with an absolute bargain, and their selection of fresh fruit and veg puts the supermarkets to shame. 

While it’s open 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday, going on a weekday will help you to beat the weekend rush.


Fancy doing something a bit different? Social Climbing is a huge bouldering centre, and a great opportunity for you to learn a new skill, socialise with friends and exercise without feeling like you’re exercising. Bouldering is, in simple terms, rock climbing without any of the safety equipment – but don’t be alarmed. Not only is it perfectly safe, but it is also a really welcoming environment, with staff and visitors alike willing to help and advise. 

They’re open until 10pm, and as a student you’re entitled to the concession price!


If you have a spare few hours in the afternoon, another must-visit is the Richard III Visitor Centre. It’s a chance to see and experience some really interesting history. Once again, you’re entitled to a student ticket, which means you’re technically saving money. Plus, it’s right in the city centre, and so you can use it as a starting point for learning more about your new home.


The National Space Centre is a hugely popular destination, and one of the most interesting things to do in Leicester. There are 6 interactive galleries, where you can see rockets, meteorites and famous space suits. So whether you’re a huge space nerd, or just want to see what’s inside the 42m Rocket Tower, it’s definitely worth a visit.


Fridays are the perfect day to treat yourself, and start your weekend as you mean to go on. Showcase Cinema de Lux Leicester boasts some next level facilities – including a Studio Bar, offering contemporary dining, and the Directors Lounge, an exclusive champagne and cocktail bar. With loads of snack options to choose from (including Ben & Jerry’s!), you’re guaranteed to find a film and a tasty treat that’s to your liking.

Food In Leicester

We have a blog post dedicated to the best places to eat out in Leicester. Whether you’re looking for a cute brunch spot or a nice evening meal, we’ve covered it all and more. 

Don’t have time to check out the blog? Here are some of the highlights: 

Bars In Leicester

Whether you fancy a pint, love a gin and tonic or prefer to stick with an ice cold coke, we know some of the best bars in the county. x

Culture In Leicester

Leicester is a cultural hotspot, and so it stands to reason that many of the things to do in Leicester involve its history and traditions.

Diversity In Leicester

The inhabitants of Leicester speak, collectively, over 70 languages and belong to over 240 faith groups. It is a hugely diverse community – one which has a reputation for being a safe haven for locals and visitors alike. This means that many of the things to do in Leicester are influenced and orchestrated by its diverse community.

Living In Leicester 

There are many great places to live in Leicester, and as one of the best providers of student accomodation in the city, we’re familiar with almost all of them. Whether you want to be in the city centre or further afield, we know our favourite city like the back of our hand.

  • St George’s Way
  • Highfields
  • Clarendon Park

Student Safety In Leicester

If there’s one thing that we take incredibly seriously, it’s the safety of the people that live in Leicester – especially the students that live with us, in St George’s Tower. While this is generally a safe city, there are always small steps that you can take to remain vigilant. x

  • Know the contact information of your university campus security.
  • When possible, walk with a friend!
  • Let someone know that you’ve gotten home safely.

Things To Do In Leicester With St George’s Tower

Living in St George’s Tower means that you are right in the heart of the city – just 18 minutes away from the University of Leicester and 10 minutes away from DeMontfort University. Our excellent location means that it’s really easy to find things to do in Leicester that are just minutes away from your front door.

If you already live with us, a member of our team will be more than happy to give you some top tips about the city, and fill you in on all of the best places to go. If you don’t, it’s always worth checking to see if we have any vacancies – accommodation in St George’s Tower is guaranteed to transform your student experience, and put you right where the action is. 

Contact us today by phoning 0116 262 6933 or emailing We can’t wait to hear from you, and provide as much advice and assistance as possible. And if you’re interested in learning more about the wonderful city of Leicester, then be sure to take a look at our other blog posts.

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