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Leicester Guildhall

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Address: Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ, England
Phone Number: 44 (0) 116 253 2569
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11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Odl, no I mean really old........

Fascinating place. Not overblown with interpretations or excessive detail, just shows it as it is. the cells (it was a courthouse) are a surprise and the Mayors Parlour and Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fascinating place. Not overblown with interpretations or excessive detail, just shows it as it is. the cells (it was a courthouse) are a surprise and the Mayors Parlour and Great Hall are worth seeing if only to see what Elizabethan life must have been like. The courtyard is really beautiful. It doesn't take very long to see the Guildhall but... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A lovely historic venue for intimate concerts. We have been to a couple of concerts here now. Because its quite compact there is a real sense of intimate atmosphere were you can sit close and feel connected to the artist. On both occassions we have been the artists have come out in the interval to have a glass of wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Great Hall is a beautiful room with its wooden beams and frescoes. I thoroughly enjoyed the Mayor's Parlour with its stained glass windows. If you look closely, you can see graffiti etched into the glass. The Cells were a lot of fun and full of surprises. And, no, I'm not going to tell you what they are. Simply an... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Having done the Richard iii exhibition and then the Cathedral we went into the Guildhall which really is like walking back into Tudor times. Its a magnificent experience for all ages and great for the kids as they can see the elizebethan life first hand. The oak panelling and furnishings are truly superb and one can almost imagine the people... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

One of the best mediaval buildings in the UK, fantastic preservation has been carried out. The timbers dating from 1490 are the best ever seen. The exhibition area is excellent and staff were very helpful. Situated very near the cathedral it us a must see site when in Leicester.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What an interesting place to visit for free! Great history and very helpful staff . We were also lucky to see a wedding there yesterday which added to the day . Right over the passage from the Cathedral so make sure you do both . They also have a good coffee shop

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richmond surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

country singer giving performance to enhance and enjoy the richard 111 experience. complex has a good white boar coffee shop, and a history of leicester. we travelled in by park and ride, best way to get into the city centre

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Only had time for a short visit to the Guildhall to difficult to review at great length. What we did see was very interesting with some beautiful rooms. Would have been nice to have had more time there.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Liked the building - very old and well preserved. Liked the White Rose cafe - nice lunch to be had. Goodposition by Leicester Cathedral, and free to visit! there was a musical story telling of Richard III and the Magna Carta when we were there, up in an ancient library - also free. Good value for a little visit.

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

What a fascinating place. I've walked past hundreds of times, but never been inside before. There are lots of exhibits and historical information. Currently there is tons about The Magna Carta and its 800 year anniversary. The adjoining cafe is good, too.

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Additional Information about Leicester Guildhall

Address: Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ, England
Phone Number: 44 (0) 116 253 2569
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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