The cosmopolitan city of Leicester is easily accessible from College Gardens. The famous Golden Mile offers an exotic range of clothing, gifts, spices, Indian food and jewellery stores. The City’s popular market dates back over 700 years and is now Europe’s largest covered market, including a food hall selling seafood, meats and fresh produce.
The City’s Cultural Quarter is a thriving area for art and creativity. Home to the renowned Curve Theatre and the Phoenix Cinema, there is also a growing nightlife scene here, with live music venues, stylish bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Passionate about sport, Leicester is home to the Leicester Tigers Rugby Club and Leicester City Football Club, along with Leicester Riders Basketball and Leicestershire County Cricket Club. The City’s Outdoor Pursuits Centre offers canoeing, orienteering, archery, quadbiking and much more.