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Local attractions

Novotel Leicester is ideally located in the centre of Leicester. Here are some of the most popular local attractions close to the hotel:

  • Highcross Shopping Centre

    0 miles from hotel

    Highcross is the glamorous heart of Leicester and just a two-minute walk from our hotel. Here you can discover over 100 of the most imaginative and desirable shops, catering for all your fashion and lifestyle needs – including John Lewis & Partners and Debenhams department stores.

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  • De Montfort University

    0.3 miles from hotel

    De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) are immensely proud of their brilliant home city and their part in its great history, exciting transformation and future success.

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  • Richard III Centre

    0.5 miles from hotel

    King Richard III Visitor Centre is an establishment in Leicester, England, that showcases the life of King Richard III and the story of how his remains were discovered in 2012. The centre opened in 2014 on the site of Greyfriars, the medieval friary where the King was originally buried.

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  • Leicester Tigers

    0.9 miles from hotel

    Leicester Tigers is an English professional rugby union club based in Leicester. They play in Premiership Rugby, England’s top division of rugby. The club was founded in 1880 and since 1892 plays its home matches at Welford Road Stadium in the south of the city.

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  • New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

    1 mile from hotel

    Leicester’s original museum has wide range of collections and displays spanning the natural and cultural world.

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  • University of Leicester

    1.3 miles from hotel

    The University was founded in 1921 and the site for the University was donated by a local businessman, Thomas Fielding Johnson, in order to create a living memorial for all local people who made sacrifices during the First World War. This is reflected in the University’s motto ‘Ut vitam habeant’ – ‘so that they may have life’.

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  • De Montfort Hall

    1.3 miles from hotel

    De Montfort Hall has been one of Leicester’s premier entertainment venues for over a century. The venue hosts an eclectic range of quality events, including live music and festivals, West End musicals, internationally recognised comedians, children’s shows and much more!

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  • Leicester City FC

    1.4 miles from hotel

    Leicester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in Leicester. The club competes in the Premier League, England’s top division of football, and plays its home games at the King Power Stadium.

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  • Attenborough Arts Centre

    1.5 miles from hotel

    The galleries host three major art exhibitions each year. Alongside each exhibition is a a series of regular free lectures, debates, talks, tours and family workshops.

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  • Morningside Arena

    1.5 miles from hotel

    As well as being the home of multiple title winning British Basketball League team, the Leicester Riders, the Arena has also hosted a wide range of field leading flagship events with stars of sport, comedy and music, such as The Paddy Power Champions League of Darts, The World Cup of Pool, Bill Bailey and Peter Andre gracing the venue since opening in 2016.

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  • Curve Theatre

    1.7 miles from hotel

    Curve is a spectacular state-of-the-art theatre based in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant Cultural Quarter. Opened in 2008 by Her Majesty The Queen, the award-winning building, designed by acclaimed architect Rafael Viñoly, offers a completely unique visitor experience.

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  • National Space Centre

    2.1 miles from hotel

    Get intergalactic ready! With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience that you can’t miss.

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  • Leicester Racecourse

    3.4 miles from hotel

    Leicester Racecourse is a dual Flat and National Hunt venue located hosting 30 race meetings throughout the year.
    Several premium race meetings are held a year including Ladies Day & Gentlemen’s Day as well as several family fun days and a festive race day.

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  • Great Central Railway

    11.8 miles from hotel

    The Great Central Railway is the UK’s only double track main line heritage railway. It’s the only place in the world where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other – just as it was when steam ruled the rails.

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  • Bosworth Battlefield

    13.2 miles from hotel

    The Bosworth Battlefield tells the story of the Battle of Bosworth (1485), where King Richard III fought and lost his life and crown to Henry Tudor, leading to the very beginning of the powerful Tudor dynasty!

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  • Twycross Zoo

    22.1 miles from hotel

    With over 500 animals from 150 species, come face to face with some of the most endangered animals on the planet at Twycross Zoo.

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  • Belvoir Castle

    26.9 miles from hotel

    The ancestral home is the fourth castle to stand on the site and was built in the early 1800s for the 5th Duke and Duchess of Rutland. The current family take great pleasure in welcoming visitors and sharing its many unique rooms.

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Visit Leicester

Find out all about the latest happenings in Leicester – from festivals and immersive experiences to events, exhibitions and shows, you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy!

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