Even though I have only been here for about a month and a bit, I do already have a few favourite places around Leicester...
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- Leicester City Market
This is the go-to place if you need cheap fruit and vegetables - the atmosphere is great and the merchants are really friendly! Although I don't spend too much time there, it's a great way to save on your spendings and get fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables in return.
It’s the perfect place if you want to go out with your friends for a bite or a drink without spending too much money. It’s just so cheap and the food is good value for money! Most of the meals also include a soft drink or an alcoholic drink, in Leicester you can count on £5 for a burger, fries and a soft drink. There are even 3 of them in Leicester - the Corn Exchange is my favourite.
- High Cross
High Cross is a super-deluxe, modern shopping centre and I love it. It has all of the big brand stores such as Topshop, John Lewis, Debenhams, New Look, Tiger… and A Krispy Kreme doughnuts stand! Just next to High Cross, there are also a few restaurants, such as Wagamama, Yo! Sushi, Pizza Express, and TGI Fridays.
- Castle Gardens
I've been here a couple of times and it'll be amazing when spring is here when thee grass is greener and the flowers are out! It's next to the river and if you look over the banister you’ll see a lot of swans floating on the river - a pretty beautiful sight to see.
- Abbey Park
It’s quite a walk from the city centre but it’s definitely worth your time. It’s huge and there’s so much to do! There’s a beautiful Asian-style garden and the river Soar runs through it. There’s also a bridge that leads to a cute tea house, the ruins of Leicester Abbey and even a petting zoo too!
- Guildhall & New Walk Museum
It’s quite small so it won’t take up much of your time, and completely free! A trip to the Guidhall is always good to combine with a trip to the New Walk Museum - they have paintings, mummies and even dinosaur skeletons, so you have a range of different things to see...