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Leicester Guildhall

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Address: Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ, England
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+44 116 253 2569
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11:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:30

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Always worth a visit

Lots of history the cells are the best bit find out for yourself a nice afternoon out whatever the weather

Reviewed 5 days ago
Corinne M
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of history the cells are the best bit find out for yourself a nice afternoon out whatever the weather

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Thank Corinne M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An opportunity to just "pop in" for 20 minutes or so was a worthwhile experience - with an impressive great hall and other adjoining rooms next door and upstairs. A history lesson brought to life.

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Thank Jean120557
Leicester
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313 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the American folk artist Tim O'Brien perform here recently. Fantastic venue - beautifully preserved and still great acoustics.

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Thank DaveThomasLeicester
James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review and visit, hope you can join us again for a future concert. More 

Balmaha, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful building adjacent to the Cathedral. Activities, fayres, concerts and events throughout the year. Steeped in history

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Thank BobRedley
James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review, much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon! More 

Malpas, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent building from all those years ago. You can feel the history & feel it in this place. Lovely water butt in the yard. Very friendly staff & a nice gift shop.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A superb mediaeval guildhall right next to Leicester Cathedral - with a beautiful carved fireplace, carved chests and books dating back many years. An unexpected find and a pleasure to visit. Very friendly staff, too.

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Thank Doreen M
James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this review

Many thanks Doreen for your review, great to hear you enjoyed your visit. More 

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Found this through going to the cafe next door. It is really interesting with exhibits of finds and medieval life. The building is quite spectacular too, in a medieval great hall way!

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Thank vicki r
James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review and visit, much appreciated. Hope you can join us again soon for one of our events and performances. More 

London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Amazing building its right beside Leicester Cathedral you could nearly miss it, it so well preserved and free to look around,if you like old buildings and history a must to see

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Thank shorthaul2015
James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and visit, much appreciated. Hope you can join us for one of our future events and performances too. More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Attended nice little Easter activity for kids. Lovely old building in the shadow of the cathedral. Friendly staff, good value for money, could have done with a small pop up cafe for hot drinks whilst children crafted. Interesting history, esp the jail, good for threatening naughty kids!

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Thank Jenny M
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is a lovely building with plenty to see and do for younger visitors. The staff were friendly and helpful. While we were there we went for a 20 minute 'concert', a one man show telling a story of Liecester in song, well worth it.

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Thank GrahamSample

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