Things to do in Leicester
St Martins Lodge is located in the attractive streets of the Greyfriars area of Leicester which contains some of the city’s historic and cultural gems, including the King Richard III Visitor Centre, the medieval Guildhall and, of course, the final resting place of the Last Plantagenet King at Leicester Cathedral. There’s so much to see that you’re bound to work up an appetite and the area boasts a fantastic choice of coffee shops, tea houses, bars and restaurants.
Uncover the Story - The remarkable King Richard III discovery may be Leicester's best-known story, but the city and county have many other best-kept secrets to share with visitors. Find out why we are known as Space City, discover a wealth of intriguing royal connections, explore a forest of 9 million trees and see why our market towns paint a portrait of England.
King Richard lll Visitor Centre - Using great storytelling, beautiful design and 21st-century technology, the centre tells the fascinating and moving story of the king’s life and death, and reveals one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told. Less than a 1-minute walk from St Martins Lodge.
Leicester Cathedral - King Richard III was reburied in the Cathedral in 2015 following the discovery of his remains in what was the friary of Greyfriars. Less than a 1-minute walk from St Martins Lodge.
Arts & Culture - Did you know that Richard Attenborough’s acting career began at Leicester’s Little Theatre? Or that Sue Townsend – like her creation, Adrian Mole – was born in the city? You’ll be surprised by how much there is to discover in Leicester. Whether you want to enjoy a performance at the stunning Curve theatre, catch a film at the Phoenix or immerse yourself in old masters in the Victorian Art Gallery at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Curve - Curve is a spectacular, state-of-the-art theatre in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant Cultural Quarter. 10-minute walk from St Martins Lodge.
De Montfort Hall - De Montfort Hall is the largest music and performance venue in Leicester. 1.1 miles from St Martins Lodge.
Discover independent shops in St Martin’s Square and The Lanes or head for Highcross where you’ll find all your favourite high street stores and designer names.
Highcross - Home to one of the country’s most popular shopping destinations. Discover over 80 of the most imaginative and desirable shops, catering for all your fashion and lifestyle needs. 3-minute walk from St Martins Lodge.
We’re passionate about sport in Leicester! Take a tour of the King Power Stadium, home of 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City, watch top-flight rugby at Welford Road – home of the Leicester Tigers – or visit Leicester’s newest sporting arena, home to the Leicester Riders basketball team. There’s also cricket, speedway and racing – and you can even watch elite cyclists in the Leicester Castle Classic each August.
Leicester City Football Club 1.4 miles from St Martins Lodge
Leicester Tigers Rugby Club - 1.1 miles from St Martins Lodge
Leicestershire County Cricket Club - 2.4 miles from St Martins Lodge
Eat and Drink
Leicester is full of exciting culinary delights, from award-winning restaurants to independent bars and traditional real ale pubs. Here are a few of our favourites.
Sonrisa Comida Argentina - Less than a 1-minute walk from St Martins Lodge
Mowgli - 2 minute walk from St Martins Lodge
Giggling Squid - 2 minute walk from St Martins Lodge
Bistrot Pierre - 3 minute walk from St Martins Lodge
Knight & Garter - 3 minute walk from St Martins Lodge