Leicester Guildhall, Leicester

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  • There were numerous supervised activities taking place which appeared to be engaging a number of families. We enjoyed taking in the architecture although it was a very fleeting visit.  more »
  • Step back into medieval Leicester. See how councils were run in the past? All in one offices. Policing, prision, tax collecting, mayors office, library and commerce. I just wonder how we managed to ma...  more »
  • The place is very interesting for building and tb for the misealizacion is on medieval life. We went with dis girls of 10 and 12 and used many of the activities prepared for the visitor. The day we had workshops for children and the environment was very nice.
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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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A B&B near Leicester Clock Tower is within walking distance of the main attractions. Charming architecture surrounds the clock tower square and makes a lovely backdrop to walking tours of the city. For a luxury hotel, consider staying in a renovated Victorian building on the outskirts of the city center.
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