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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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fascinating building

This is a fascinating building dating back 600 years.This is free to look round and would be great to visit along with Richard III centre and Cathederal.In the building is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a fascinating building dating back 600 years.This is free to look round and would be great to visit along with Richard III centre and Cathederal.In the building is the council chambers,the cells and the Great Hall.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

What a magnificent old building. Full of history and character. Well worth seeing and imagining yourself back in the days when it was first built. Very atmospheric.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is an a amazing old building by the cathedral. The inside is as interesting as the old outside too.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

With its entry located opposite the Cathedral exit I took a quick tour through this building and gained an appreciation of the role guilds served and the importance of this building.

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Leicestershire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I hadn't been here for years and thought it was time to check out the new and improved version. The Guildhall has had a fancy facelift with a new layout with reception and cafe and is really impressive now. It still retains it's fascinating charm and atmosphere and yet it has become much more educational at the same time. The... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited the Guildhall last year not long after the Richard III visitor centre opened. Such a wonderful little building full of period features.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stepped over to the Guildhall after visiting Richard III exhibition and Leicester Cathedral. Very pleased that the Guildhall is free to visit and this really rounded off a lovely afternoon in Leicester. Wandered around the fascinating medieval building, had a nice cup of tea in the cafe and took in a fun performance from songwriter/comedian Anthony King.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A quick look around turned into an enjoyable visit with lots for the children to see and do. Include a performance by a local artist about King RIII. Well worth a visit!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Tucked around one end of the cathedral, the Guildhall is a great mixture of buildings from different eras. There is a small museum,and lots of information on display to set out the history and context. When we visited it was nice to see the spaces used for childrens' activities when we visited. The reception area has a good selection of... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Love this building so much have decided to have our wedding here! The staff are so knowledgable, the building is beautiful and the courtyard perfect for wedding photos. No facilities for wedding breakfast but staff recommended venues nearby.

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