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Leicester Guildhall

Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ, England
+44 116 253 2569
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Unique & fascinating building that includes many centuries

Leicester is a remarkable city, full of interesting buildings, such as the Cathedral, the Richard... read more

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sinclairselections
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Wonderful step back in time.

It is a lovely old building with lots of history. It is well worth a visit when your in Leicester... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
grahamhall50
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ, England
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"interesting building"
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"medieval life"
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"main hall"
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"guild hall"
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"step back in time"
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"steeped in history"
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"free entry"
in 20 reviews
"next door"
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"short visit"
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"small museum"
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"lovely building"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed today

Leicester is a remarkable city, full of interesting buildings, such as the Cathedral, the Richard III Visitor Centre, the Clock Tower, the Turkey Cafe, the former Pares Bank, etc. The best advice I can give if you want to understand Leicester is to go to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a lovely old building with lots of history. It is well worth a visit when your in Leicester city centre.

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James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks Graham for your visit and kind review, much appreciated.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Guildhall is located in the St Martins area of the city and open daily from 11am till 4.30pm. Car parking nearby at High Cross or St Nicholas Circle.This is a must see if visiting the city and the bonus is its free however you...More

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James H, Marketing and communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks Rachel for your visit and great review! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Guildhall for a visit or event soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Guildhall seems to have been given a new lease of life by regeneration of the area around it. It is a lovely building, outside and in, and I noticed that there are performances and small concerts taking place on a more regular basis. Worth...More

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James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your visit and kind review. We hope to welcome you back for an event at the Guildhall soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place full of history, and a visit takes only a short time. Interesting activities are arranged for children during school holidays, so check the website for those if you have kids. If not, check the website so that you can avoid...More

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James H, Marketing and Communications at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review and visit much appreciated.

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Do not miss this old building after visiting the RIII centre and Cathedral! It is well-worth seeing.

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James H, Communications and Marketing at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Many thanks Anders for your review and visit, much appreciated.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Love this beautiful building. It has a very old world charm about it. The architecture is gorgeous especially the windows and the beams.

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James H, Communications and Marketing at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Many thanks for your visit and great review, much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Guildhall for a visit or event again soon.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Even though I have lived in Leicester all my life I have no been in here. But we had friends from America who we took. We all loved it. And it was free. Will go again soon. Great staff too

1  Thank Andy W
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James H, Communications and Marketing at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Many thanks Andy for your review and visit, great to hear we had some American visitors too! We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum for an event and visit again soon.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

A super old building with lots of history, knowledgeable and helpful guides. Attached cafe very good too.

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James H, Communications and Marketing at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Many thanks Phil for your visit and kind review. Great to hear you enjoyed the Guildhall and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Now this building was the best experience of our day in Leicester. We didn't even know it was there. The kids, young and old, thouroughly enjoyed this gorgous medieval building. We loved discovering the little staircases, the police cells and differnt rooms. The little kids...More

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James H, Communications and Marketing at Leicester Guildhall, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Many thanks Jackie for your wonderful review! Great to hear you all enjoyed the visit and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to the Guildhall for one of our events, performances when next in the city.

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Seniorcitizen10
28 January 2017|
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Response from James H | Property representative |
Hi Lee, the Richard III exhibition at The Guildhall was a temporary one, but there's now a Leicester Medieval exhibition (free admission) on display. The Richard III Visitor Centre across the road from the Guildhall and... More
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