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.
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
Haymarket Shopping Centre
This bright and airy two-storey shopping plaza offers a mixture of well-known high street shops. It includes top clothing retailers Primark, H&M and TK Maxx, as well as favourites like Woolworths and Somerfield. It is also home to several coffee shops, and caters for all tastes and ages.
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.
The O bar was opened in 2001 in the city's west end and caters for the late night crowd. With the emphasis on good honest service surrounded by a laid back unpretentious feel.
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