Officially 25 years old in 2016, the Highcross Shopping Centre in Leicester is one of the premium shopping attractions in the East Midlands, featuring well over 140 shops and dozens of eateries serving a wide choice of cuisine. Nearby you can also find an extensive selection of hotels and bed and breakfasts in the heart of Leicester and the city's suburbs and outskirts.
Hotels near the Highcross Shopping Centre
Most hotels near the shopping centre provide WiFi access in all rooms and public area, which means you'll be able to avoid expensive mobile-internet charges and keep up to date with your social media and emails. Practically a stone's throw from the Haymarket Shopping Centre is the value-for-money Holiday Inn Leicester, a contemporary three star venue providing immaculate accommodation with free WiFi and 24-hour room service. If you're visiting Leicester on business, you could also stay at the opulent Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel, which provides sophisticated four star accommodation in an imposing Victorian landmark and has a superb Italian restaurant.
What to See at the Highcross Shopping Centre
The Highcross Shopping Centre is home to a Showcase Cinema De Lux, and features high-profile department stores, as well as numerous stylish bars serving a great range of soft and alcoholic drinks. It also has more than 3,000 parking spaces, a comfortable customer service lounge, chargebox so you can always charge your phone, and umbrella wrapping stations for a rainy day. The venue is also adjacent to the Haymarket Shopping Centre, where you can find plenty of other great shops and places to eat out and have a coffee.
Other Places of Interest in Leicestershire
Visit the family-themed National Space Centre, see the charming medieval Leicester Guildhall, and head to the King Richard III Visitor Centre that was built on the spot where the 15th century King Richard III's skeleton was once discovered.
The city is also home to sporting venues such as the enormous King Power Stadium and the Welfore Road Stadium, and features several pleasant parks such as the University of Leicester Botanic Garden and Abbey Park. If you are carrying heavy luggage and need to request and early check-in or a late check-out, you may also be able to store your items at your hotel's left-luggage facility.