People often wonder, “is Leicester worth visiting?” and the answer is yes, absolutely! There are a plethora of things to do in Leicester for students as well as places to visit and people to see. You’ll never find yourself bored. Some of our favourite weekend activities include:
Student Itinerary of Fun Things to Do in Leicester
Yes, Mondays… the first day of the week. Mondays may not be for every student but there sure are plenty of things to do in Leicester even on this day. First on the list is the Leicester Market, which is Europe’s largest covered market and has been in the same location for over 700 years! That’s a long time, isn’t it?
It’s definitely a must-visit, both for its long history and its huge range of stalls. You’re guaranteed to leave with an absolute bargain, whether you’re after a selection of fresh fruit and veg, the Leicester Market puts other supermarkets to shame.
While it’s open 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday, we advise going on a weekday to help you beat the weekend rush and the flurry of shoppers.
Fancy a sports activity that’s a little 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 10 pm, and as a student, you’re entitled to the concession price! So what are you waiting for? Start making way!
If you have a spare few hours in the afternoon and you’re looking for things to do in Leicester, another must-visit is the Richard III Visitor Centre. It’s a chance to see and experience some really interesting Leicester history.
Once again, you’re entitled to a student ticket, which means you’re saving money! Plus, it’s right in the city centre, 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 more interesting things to do in Leicester for students. There are 6 interactive galleries, where you can see rockets, meteorites and famous space suits that are out of this world. If you’re not a huge space nerd, the National Space Centre is sure to make you one. Oh! and don’t forget – check out what’s inside the 42m Rocket Tower; it’s definitely worth a visit.
Phew! Thank god it’s Friday! It’s the end of the week, regardless of if you’re a student or working. 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 extravagant 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 a cheeky Ben & Jerry’s), you’re guaranteed to find a film and a tasty treat that’s to your liking.
Things To Do in Leicester for Students 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 for students that are just minutes away from your 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to hear from you. And if you’re interested in learning more about the wonderful city of Leicester, then be sure to take a look at our blog for the latest news.
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