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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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We called in from time to time as it is very close to where we live and there is always something going on - either in the day time or at night. The MR James ghost stories in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
ANDY B
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LEICESTER
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LEICESTER
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We called in from time to time as it is very close to where we live and there is always something going on - either in the day time or at night. The MR James ghost stories in the evening last year were brilliant - candle light and very atmospheric. We went just to have a look round last week... More 

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England
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Entry was free (donations requested) and sections were in use for childrens entertainment so didn't really see it all as we were not interested in the shows. However we enjoyed what we did see, for me seeing the very old building in very good condition brought to life many photos I'd seen of similar buildings from the era. We were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely old building, tons information on the way round and never seems to be very busy. This is right by the Cathedral too with King Richard III centre, great if you are visiting Leicester as everything is all in one place! Lovely part of the town too!

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Thank Judy B
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nestled innext to the cathedral this gives a clear picture of the importance of Guildhall historically.

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

Many thanks for visiting us and the review, great to hear you enjoyed the experience all the way from Melbourne! More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good coffee shop and a wonderful look back at times gone by bring Leicester history to life, With photo a very historic setting, The Building, and some intersting views of Old Leicester. Being next to the Cathedral and Richard111 visiter centre a good plus

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

Many thanks Mal for your review and visit, much appreciated. Hope you can come back and see us again soon! More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to see the Guildhall last year as my partner and I had not been since childhood; we were not disappointed! It may be fairly small but incredibly interesting with a lovely little giftshop! This little corner of Leicester so city centre is beautiful and absolutely steeped in history, totally worth going!

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Thank lauren12793
James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this review

Many thanks Lauren for your visit and great review, hope you can come back and see us again soon! More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,442 reviews
779 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The attraction is first class to visit lots to see and smell in the museum and the old guildhall has lots to see and do in and its all free and there is a gift and coffee shop too.

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

Many thanks Ethan for your review and visit, much appreciated! More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I remember visiting this place when I was a boy. I was so scared when I went into the dungeons. Steeped in historic facts. My recent visit though was to attend a concert by Sally Barker. What a great intimate venue for such niche artists.

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Thank Barry121
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here a few times very interesting especially the old police cells it feels a bit cold and ghostly

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Thank Jane B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Brilliant place. Fascinating artefacts and building. Wonderful ancient wooden smell in the actual hall. Great bookshelves, panel long and stained glass. What a gem. Thank you to the staff for answering our question so effectively.

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

Many thanks Jane for your great review and visit, hope you can come and see us again when back in the city! More 

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