A leading research institution, De Montfort University was originally the Leicester School of Art, and became an official university in 1992. Whether you are visiting friends and relatives studying here, or considering booking an overnight stay for one of the university's open days, you can find a good selection of budget friendly and deluxe hotels in Leicestershire.
More About De Montfort University
The university provides courses for around 20,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world, and is conveniently located close to many of Leicester city centre's museums and historic sights. Today, it has a large state-of-the-art campus, an active students' union with its own 24-hour radio station, and world-class educational facilities with several specified study zones. One De Montfort's best-known alumni is Lewis Moody, who was once the captain of the England rugby team and played in seven World Cup matches.
What to See Near De Montfort University
The university is adjacent to the Newarke Houses Museum & Garden, where you can browse a collection of interesting historic artefacts and explore picturesque landscaped gardens. It's also within easy reach of De Montfort Hall, which hosts music events and other live performances throughout the year, as well as special exhibitions and private functions. You could also explore Britain's largest exhibition dedicated to space science and astronomy, the National Space Centre, which has a superb 360-degree planetarium and half a dozen fascinating galleries showcasing the evolution of astronomy.
Accommodation Near De Montfort University
De Montfort University is in walking distance of the luxurious four star Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel, which offers majestic, spacious accommodation with 24-hour room service and free WiFi. For more affordable accommodation that's also within walking distance of the university campus, you could try the Holiday Inn Leicester, which provides pleasant three star accommodation with free WiFi.
Many hotels also operate 24-hour receptions, and most provide delicious British or continental breakfasts that may be included in the room price or incur a surcharge. You may also be able to use the hotel's left-luggage facility if you are arriving in Leicester before your check-in, or would like to spend a few more hours in the city after you check out.