Leicester Guildhall, Leicester

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  • Small, but perfectly formed. We came across this by accident after visiting the Cathedral. Simple boards explaining the period and what you're looking at, all very interesting and well worth a visit w...  more »
  • Well worth a visit really friendly staff an interesting look into Leicester's past glad it has been preserved  more »
  • Walked past so many times but crazy given that it is free to enter. Doesn't take that long to go round but well preserved and a great step back in time to see how the place was.  more »
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  • Excellent place to visit either on your own or with your family - and if tied-in with visits to Leicester Cathedral where the tomb of Richard 111 is (which it is immediately adjacent to) and the Richard 111 Visitor Centre (which is a very short distance nearby) can make for a full day of activities. It has a free museum because it once was Leicester jail so it has restored cells (and a gibbet in which hanged felons were publicly displayed near to the Aylestone Tollgate as a deterrent to others!) as well as being the guild hall of the medieval Corpus Christi guild before it became Leicester's Town Hall (one part is called the Mayor's Parlour). It is also used as an entertainment venue for concerts, dances and plays - all of which gain tremendously from the historical setting and the unique atmosphere. There is a café open during the day. Free Toilets. Disabled access is not a problem as it has a flat entrance without steps and most of the guild hall is at the same level throughout - apart from the Library which is upstairs.
  • Loved this place! Free admission. Enjoyed my time.
  • The place looks great and is a piece of history. But, they really shouldn't host any gigs there. The acoustics are awful, and the last one here gave me tinnitus in my right ear...
  • Great venue for art exhibitions. Very atmospheric
  • The staff were great. There were lots of interactive things for the children to do.

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