One of Britain's oldest cities, with a remarkable history spanning back to the Roman era, Leicester is home to Europe's largest naturally ventilated building, the Queen's Building of De Montfort University. Whatever hotel you choose in the city, you'll enjoy tastefully designed accommodation and excellent hospitality.
Whether you're looking for refined four star accommodation with fully equipped en-suite bathrooms, or budget friendly hotels that still provide all the essentials like WiFi access and comfortable bedding, there's no shortage of accommodation in Leicester. For your convenience, many hotels also offer free self-parking, tea and coffee-making facilities, and some have luxury spas and fitness centres so you can always keep up with your workout schedule. Leicester also has good transport links to the rest of the country via the M1, and regular direct trains to Birmingham and London.
No visit to Leicester would be complete without spending some time at the National Space Centre, which is one of the most popular science-themed attractions in Britain. Opened in 2001, it organises many fascinating exhibitions on the evolution of astronomy and science, and is noted for its state-of-the-art Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium.
Explore this charming timber-framed building, which dates well over six centuries and is a Grade I-Listed landmark. During its time it has held numerous concerts, feasts and other special events, and also has an intriguing exhibition gallery where you can find out more about the Leicester's medieval past. Just minutes from the Guildhall is the pleasant three star Holiday Inn, which provides sophisticated contemporary accommodation and is also very close to Leicester's historic cathedral.
Observe several historic steam-powered beam engines at this important industrial heritage museum, which is housed in a striking 19th century landmark and became a public exhibition gallery in 1972.
Comprising historic Skeffington House and the Wygston's Chantry House, the Newarke Houses Museum has an enlightening First World War exhibition, and showcases Leicester's social history. A short distance away is the four star Leicester Marriott Hotel, which offers large, chic rooms, concierge services, and other luxury facilities such as a full-service spa and indoor pool.