Its waterfront provides a perfect place to stroll, stop for a drink, listen to music and relax and its within easy walking distance of Leicester's historic parks. It is only 5 minutes walk to the city centre which makes it so accessible, yet still far enough out to avoid the noisy night clubs.
Braunstone Gate has a wonderfully vibrant culture and appeal of its own, with an abundance of restaurants, takeaways and bars.
St Martins Square Shopping Centre
This charming, cosmopolitan area of the city centre is a must for all visitors. With its small lanes surrounding the hub of St. Martin's Square itself, it is home to an intriguing variety of independent fashion, interior and gift shops. Look for designer labels in places like Limeys and //net; discover shoe heaven in Solution, Tin Fish and Jade, and wallow in classy interiors and home accessories in Powder Blue, Harlequin and Abode.
Offering a wide variety of sushi, ramen and other traditional Japanese food at affordable prices in a friendly, cosy environment.
Braunstone Leisure Centre
The state of the art Centre boasts a community pool and an olympic swimming pool. The Lifestyle Fitness Suite is fully equipped with 60 stations. There is a 6 court sports hall and cafe. Host of the 2009 Special Olympics
One thing no visitor to the city should miss is Leicester Market. Steeped in over 700 years of history, it is Europe's largest covered market and is always a hive of activity. Marvel at the unusual mixture of vegetables from around the world, and seek out the excellent fish market in the Market Centre for a mouth-watering array of quality fresh food.
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