Leicester is one of the most tourist-friendly cities in the country. Famous for its football club, Leicester is a historic city with two millennia worth of culture hidden within its streets. There are several OYO Hotels near the St. Peter’s Highfields in Leicester, that offer the perfect place to set base in when touring the city. One of the most iconic monuments in the city, St. Peters is only a small taste of all the heritage one can find in Leicester. It is a cultural center that offers hospitality, heritage, and a place to reaffirm your faith. The area around is mostly residential, but beautiful and well worth visiting.
There is a lot to see in the city of Leicester. You should head to the following attractions to get a sense of the city.
Also known as the Cathedral Church of St. Martin, Leicester, this church has been here for 900 years. Made in the Gothic style, the cathedral has many beautiful facades. You should look at the Vaughan Porch and the Chapels. There are also beautiful stained glass windows and lovely services you can be a part of.
St Peter's Highfields
One of the most iconic churches in the city, St. Peter’s offers a beautiful facade and lovely stained glass windows that are a must-visit site. There are some great hotels in St. Peter’s Highfields, which makes it a good place to plan your stay around.
St. James Church
Located in the East Midlands area, this church is a great place to visit when in Leicester. Built between 1899 and 1915, the facade of this beautiful complex is inspired by the cathedral of Torcello in Venice. You should visit to listen to one of the many choir concerts that are held in the church.
Just outside of the Leicester Railway Station, Victoria Park is a great place to relax and enjoy when in the city. For a while in the 1800s, the park was used as a racecourse, and in 1940 it was damaged by a German bombing plane. The park is now refurbished but holds a lot of history amidst its green expanse.
How to reach?
East Midlands Airport is the closest to the city and offers a convenient way to travel to Leicester. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the city center from the airport as it is only 19 odd kilometers away from the city. You can also take a National Express or Megabus coach service to the city. The Leicester Railway Station connects the city with other major hubs in the UK, including London, Bristol, Manchester, and Nottingham.
Leicester is a pedestrian-friendly city, and you can walk to the major tourist locations within. You can also avail of the local buses and taxi services. You can also cycle around town to visit the tourist sites.
Go to Knight and Garter to try the fish pie and bangers and mash. The Queen’s Head is known for the steak and ale pie, which is also a must-try when visiting the area.
Best accommodation around St Peter's Highfields
There are many great hotels in St Peter’s Highfields, which offer the perfect location for tourists and travelers. With great connectivity to the railway station, this area offers ease of access. If you are traveling for business, you should stay in this area as the OYO hotels here offer brilliant amenities like free wifi, daily housekeeping, CCTV cameras for added security, and card payment options, to make your trip smooth and comfortable.