Originality and charm at Leicester Train Station
Originally named Midland Counties Railway, Leicester Train Station was opened in 1840, rebuilt in 1894 and again in 1978.
It has a red brick and faced stone exterior with a domed clock tower, that it's famous for.
The original building cost £15,000 to build, or around approximately £1.25 million today and the architecture was initially quite plain, and so Grecian columns were added as decoration to the front. The clock is the only hand-wound station clock in the UK.
Nearby culture to explore
As a busy station, there are many facilities including coffee shops, places to eat and newsagents.
The New Walk museum and Art Gallery is a five-minute drive from the rail station and its exterior is similar to the original Leicester Train station. There is also More restaurant within walking distance, which is a modern establishment serving an international selection of dishes and great cocktails.
An outer space adventure
Just a few miles away, The National Space Centre is a museum centre of research, where the whole family can learn about space science and astronomy.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near Leicester Train Station? Travelodge Leicester Central Hotel is less than a mile away, or Travelodge Leicester Hinckley Road Hotel is only a 15-minute drive.