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Minibus and Coach Hire in Leicester

Leicester is one of the original tourist cities in the UK, home to a wide range of attractions and activities to keep you busy during your visit. From its historic visitor centre to its zoo, you'll find plenty of entertainment for all ages in these city walls. For a great day out with the whole family, why not take a trip to one of the many tourist attractions throughout the city — including Belvoir Castle and the Great Central Railway?

Whenever you choose to visit Leicester, you can be sure that there will be plenty to keep you occupied, with seasonal events taking place throughout the year. Whether you're a passionate foodie looking for the next best dish or a budding historian wanting to soak up the city's past through its various museums and galleries, there's always lots to see and do.

city landscape of leicester

Coach Hire in Leicester

If you're planning a trip to Leicester as part of a group of 30 or more people, a coach offers the perfect way to travel with your entire group in one vehicle — so you can sit back and enjoy the ride together. Each of our friendly local Leicester coach companies offers excellent onboard amenities, including complimentary WiFi to keep you connected, toilet facilities, comfortable reclining seats, and even an onboard bar to enjoy drinks with your friends and family on the road.

Coach hire in Leicester is simple with Coach Hire Comparison. We'll do the heavy lifting for you, pairing you with our trusted coach suppliers at a great price, guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Our partners will provide reliable and comfortable transport wherever you're headed.

Minibus Hire Leicester

Alternatively, if you're travelling with a smaller group of fewer than 30 people, a minibus is the best way to enjoy comfortable transport with your party. We partner with a wide range of coach and minibus suppliers nationwide, ensuring we can always bring you the best possible prices for your journey. Sit back and relax as our minibus operators take you anywhere you'd like to go, in or around the city.

You'll get to know the city and its landmarks with our knowledgeable minibus drivers, many of whom are local — ensuring you get an insider's perspective on everything Leicester offers.

Things to do in Leicester

You're in luck if you need inspiration for things to do in Leicester during your upcoming visit. The city is home to a wide assortment of attractions suitable for those of all ages.

Street view in Leicester

Where to eat in Leicester

The best destination for a bite to eat in Leicester can be found in the city centre. A broad collection of restaurants around the Cank Street area offers food from all over the world. With such a variety of cuisines, there will surely be something for even the fussiest eaters.

For all-day dining, head to The Frame, where you'll enjoy cocktails and fine Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Or, for a truly unique and diverse dining experience, visit Mowgli Street Food Leicester, home to an eclectic mix of street food vendors within a beautifully-lit setting.

Nights out in Leicester

For the best night out during your trip to Leicester, head to Market Street. This area features a variety of bars that make the perfect venue for evening drinks with family and friends. On Market Street, you'll find multiple traditional British pubs that serve food if you get peckish.

Alternatively, suppose you're looking for a slightly different night out. In that case, Mosh at St. Nicholas Place offers indie-rock tunes in a nightclub setting, making for an unforgettable night of dancing and fun with your friends.

Where to shop in Leicester

Are you heading to Leicester for shopping opportunities? Thankfully, the city has numerous shopping centres and high streets, offering plenty of stores to pick up souvenirs and treat yourself to the latest goods. Haymarket Shopping Centre features all your favourite high-street stores, while St Martins Square is home to independent retailers and cafes for a relaxing afternoon.

Top tourist attractions in Leicester

Leicester offers an array of tourist attractions for you and your party. If you're an art fan, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery has plenty of masterpieces from around the world to keep you entertained during a calm afternoon. Or, if you're looking for an activity that's out of this world, head to the National Space Centre, a broad museum exploring space science and astronomy.

The King Richard III Visitor Centre is a small museum that shares the life and history of the former British King, Richard III, whose remains were stumbled upon during the excavation of the former Black Friars Priory in 2012. Previously, the remains were believed to be somewhere in Leicester, but their exact location was unknown. Immerse yourself in the local history with interactive exhibits and more.

Family days out in Leicester

There are many options if you’re looking for things to do with kids in Leicester. Take the little ones on the adventure of a lifetime at Twycross Zoo, where they'll get up close and personal with some of the world's cutest animals. Or, if you're travelling with older kids, the Retro Computer Museum has hundreds of pieces of old tech to introduce the younger generations to!

And of course, we can't forget to mention the city's professional football team — Leicester City F.C., whose training ground, King Power Stadium, can be visited and toured for a great day out.

Free things to do in Leicester

Are you working with a tight budget during your visit? No problem! The city has an abundance of free things to do. If the weather is nice, why not take your party for a relaxing walk through Bradgate Park, home to hundreds of free-roaming Red and Fallow deer that have resided in the park since the 12th Century.

Or, for a slice of history, take a trip to the Leicester Guildhall, one of the best-preserved timber-framed buildings in the UK. This 600-year-old building was initially built to house Leicester's first police station but now exists as a tourist attraction and a testament to the city's history.

Leicester Station Information

Our network of coach and minibus suppliers is based all over the country, meaning we can arrange for you to be collected or dropped off wherever you want.

However, should you travel part of the way via train, our coach providers can collect you from Leicester Railway Station.

Alternatively, some popular pick-up and drop-off locations in Leicester include:

  • Bradgate Park, Leicester, LE6 0HE
  • National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS
  • Leicester Cathedral, Peacock Lane, Leicester, LE1 5FQ
  • Curve Theatre, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB
  • King Power Stadium, Filbert Way, Leicester, LE2 7F7

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Let us know where you're going

Complete a quick form with your journey information, and we'll whizz your request out to our trusted coach and minibus operators so they can prepare their best quotes.

Sit back and wait for your quotes

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