A striking 19th century landmark, Leicester Town Hall is a fine Grade II-Listed building that was designed in the Queen Anne style, a Baroque theme emulating the architecture of the era of Queen Anne in the early 18th Century.
More About Leicester Town Hall
This site was originally an important agricultural market, replacing the medieval Leicester Guildhall that traditionally served as a town hall. It overlooks the picturesque Town Hall Square, and has been protected as a conservation area in 1970, in recognition of its historic importance. Close by is the value-for-money Ramada Encore Leicester, which offers elegantly designed modern rooms and free internet access.
Places to Visit near to Leicester Town Hall
Visit the Curve, an innovative theatre that is noted for its distinctive 'curved' exterior and is one of Leicestershire's most popular performing-arts venues. As one of Britain's Roman settlements, Leicester has an impressive array of Roman artefacts, many of which have been carefully preserved at the Jewry Wall Museum, adjacent to the Jewry Wall, which exhibits many fascinating ancient and medieval artefacts.
Medieval Castles and Ancient Forests
Leicester still has the remnants of a large Norman castle, which was built near the city's Roman walls and includes the Great Hall and Turret Gateway. If you fancy a long stroll, consider visiting Bradgate Park in nearby Charnwood Forest, which is more than 800 acres in size and contains the ruins of 16th century Bradgate House, once a grand country mansion.
Deluxe Hotels near Leicester Town Hall
The Leicester Marriott Hotel offers immaculate four star contemporary accommodation, and is a great choice for guests looking for fast access to the motorway and East Midlands Airport. Meanwhile, nearer the city centre is the pleasant three star Belmont Hotel, which also offers sophisticated rooms and free internet access.
Whatever accommodation you choose near Leicester Town Hall, you'll normally have access to a 24-hour reception that will be happy to respond to any queries or request you may have. If you require concierge services, conference facilities, and fully equipped business centres, you will often be able to find these facilities in many three star or four star venues.