Offering a relaxed and humorous guide to some little known facts and places, Quirky Tours start and end at Visit Leicester and take about 90 minutes.
Please send an email with your requested dates. Walks can be booked for groups of friends, students, professionals and private celebrations.
09 Feb 2019
Get a flavour of Leicester with our tasting tour, stops off at five diverse eateries.
Past and Present
Explore the places which have shaped the city’s social and cultural life.
An alternative walking tour exploring little known facts about the city’s social and cultural heritage.
Leicester is often heralded as a shining example of a modern diverse city. The discovery and burial of Richard III and the outstanding football premiership success of 2016 has brought the city new found prominence and pride. Quirky Tours looks at where today’s city has come from and helps you to appreciate what was there before.
The 1930s was the heyday of cinema with over 40 picture houses in the city and suburbs. Several of these historical buildings are in our midst with echoes of their grand foyers and decorative facades still visible. Rediscover the delights of the Kids Clubs and the glamour of the silver screen.
MUSIC & THEATRE
Expect to hear about Leicester’s lively music scene looking at pubs and clubs, real ale drinkers and hippies. Relive the nightlife familiar to all students and hear about venues popular from the 70’s to nowadays. Find out about top class actors and directors who worked in Leicester’s theatres and get a taste of thespian life.
Discover more about the role of equality in the city’s development. Find out about the highly influential non conformist movement and how freedom of speech and behaviour has played an integral part. Learn about the role of Leicester’s coffee houses and the story behind its most long standing vegetarian restaurant.
Already known for the discovery of the remains of Richard III, Leicester’s car parks can yield even more surprises. Take a look at some brutalist 1960’s architecture and find out more about the golden age of the car and Leicester’s car crazy years. Maybe you’ve got your own stories to share.
"I liked the fact that it made me notice buildings that I hadn't noticed before"
- Rachel, Leicestershire
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