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ibis Leicester City

ibis Leicester City

St. George's Way, Leicester
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 21 hours ago
5 others viewing this property now

Located in the heart of Leicester, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Curve Theatre and New Walk Museum. Leicester Cathedral and Highcross Shopping Centre ...

£38

£38
Ramada Encore Leicester

Ramada Encore Leicester

84-90 Charles St, Leicester
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
1 others viewing this property now

Located in the heart of Leicester, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Curve Theatre, Leicester Cathedral and Highcross Shopping Centre. New Walk Museum ...

£52

£52
Hotel Campanile Leicester

Hotel Campanile Leicester

St Matthews Way, Leicester
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 26 minutes ago
19 others viewing this property now

Located in the heart of Leicester, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Haymarket Shopping Centre, Highcross Shopping Centre and Leicester Cathedral. Jewry ...

£33

£33
Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel

Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel

Granby Street, Leicester
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
9 others viewing this property now

Located in the heart of Leicester, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Curve Theatre, New Walk Museum and Leicester Cathedral. Highcross Shopping Centre ...

£56

£56
College Court

College Court

Knighton Road, Leicester
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago

Situated in Leicester, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Victoria Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of New Walk Museum and Leicester Cathedral. Jewry Wall and ...

£70

£70
Quora Regent

Quora Regent

104 Regent Road, Leicester
4.0 out of 5.0
2 others viewing this property now

Situated in Leicester, this apartment is within a 5-minute walk of University of Leicester and New Walk Museum. Leicester Cathedral and Highcross Shopping Centre ...

£80

£80
Winstanley House

Winstanley House

Hinckley Road, Leicester
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 days ago

Situated in Leicester, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Walkers Stadium, Jewry Wall and Leicester Cathedral. Highcross Shopping Centre and New Walk Museum ...

£67

£67
Hotel Maiyango

Hotel Maiyango

13-21 St. Nicholas Place, Leicester
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 hour ago

Situated in Leicester, this hotel is steps away from Leicester Guildhall, Jewry Wall and Leicester Cathedral. Highcross Shopping Centre and New Walk Museum are ...

£54

£54
ibis budget Leicester

ibis budget Leicester

Leicester North Services, Leicester
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 11 hours ago

Situated in Leicester, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Abbey Pumping Station and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from National Space Centre. Highcross Shopping Centre and ...

£32

£32
The Townhouse

The Townhouse

14A New Street, Leicester
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Leicester, this guesthouse is steps away from Leicester Guildhall and Leicester Cathedral. Jewry Wall and Highcross Shopping Centre are also within ...

£65

£65

Pocket Guide: University of Leicester University of Leicester Hotels

Receiving official University Status in 1957, the University of Leicester is a well-regarded public research institution that has achieved good rankings in national university league tables. Leicester was originally home to the Leicestershire and Rutland University College in the early 19th Century, which began admitting students soon after the First World War, and was renamed as University College, Leicester, in 1927, before becoming a fully-fledged university. Today, it's close to plenty of affordable and high-end hotels and bed and breakfasts in the centre of Leicester and its outer-lying districts.

Famous for Inventing DNA Fingerprinting

On September 10th 1984, the University of Leicester created the first genetic fingerprint in the world, opening up novel opportunities for scientific and medical advancement. It was pioneered by Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, who received a knighthood in 1994 for his contribution to genetic research, describing the moment he discovered DNA fingerprinting as a 'eureka moment'.

The University of Leicester Botanic Garden

Featuring an extensive variety of plant species, this impressive botanical garden near Glebe Road has a picturesque arboretum and sculpture exhibition. It also organises a number of arts and crafts meetings throughout the year, and has been managed by the Friends of the Garden since 1980, who have helped restore the park's Alpine House. Very near to the gardens is the Holiday Inn Express Leicester City, which offers very good value for money and provides a free breakfast and free internet access.

Other Places of Interest in Leicester

If you're eager to learn more about the evolution of science and astronomy, you can visit the National Space Museum, which is affiliated with the university and is one of Britain's most visited science-themed attractions. The university is also very close to the King Power Stadium, the headquarters of Leicester City and one of the largest stadiums in England.

Deluxe Hotels near the University of Leicester

Most of Leicester's more luxurious hotels provide well-equipped conference facilities, free WiFi, and excellent concierge services. Popular venues include the chic four star Leicester Marriott Hotel on Smith Way Enderby, and the majestic four star Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel in the city centre.