EMR loves Leicester
The best places in Leicester, according to those who live there.
There’s no denying that there are tons of places to visit across the EMR network. To celebrate the diverse and interesting places along our route, we turned to the people that know these places best - our customers. After polling over 1,000 of you, we managed to decipher some of the best things to do, places to see and foods to eat, based on your recommendations alone.
Leicester’s cultural diversity is one of the things that its residents love most. Centrally located, Leicester is well-known for its recent discovery of Richard III in a car park, Gary Lineker, Thomas Cook, and national treasure and all-round superstar, David Attenborough. Oh, and did we mention that famous Premier League win in 2016?
Q. Describe this city in three words
A. Multicultural, Vibrant, Welcoming
Over half of respondents said that the most interesting piece of history in the city to explore was the Richard III Visitor Centre where you can discover the drama and uncover the plot lines, birth rights and family connections that combined to create an intricate story of medieval murder, mystery and mayhem.
Food is at the heart of Leicester, and one respondent even said “...the mix of cultures means that you can get everything from fantastic Greek gyros to local gelato.” Meet at Cank Street to enjoy some cocktails and walk up to Black Iron Social for a bite to eat.
Sports fans would be fools to miss the live sport on offer in Leicester. Leicester Football Club may have risen to fame after their Premier League win, but it’s Leicester’s Tigers who have long been kings of the sporting world. They were European Champions twice, have won a record 10 English Championships, and have won eight Anglo-Welsh Cups. Catch a match at Welford Road before heading to London Road for a bite to eat.
Kids will love the National Space Centre. With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, it’s an out-of-this-world experience. Leicester Museum and Art Gallery was also highly recommended to entertain the little ones, and if the weather is good, Watermead Country Park is a winner.
Rainy day idea: Shop until you drop at the Highcross Shopping Centre, before heading over to The Phoenix Cinema to catch an independent film.
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