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Visiting Leicester, England - a photographic guide.

Updated on November 9, 2015

Leicester Railway Station

Leicester station, formerly known as Leicester London Road to distinguish it from the Central and Belgrave Road stations, was built by the Midland Railway in the 1890s to replace the former Midland Counties Railway Campbell Street station.

The station had separate entrances and exits which were used for arrivals and departures. Although they do all not retain their former use, they are lavishly decorated and are best viewed from the other side of London Road.

The Wyvern emblem of the Midland Railway sit on both sides of  the "DEPARTURE" entrance.
The Wyvern emblem of the Midland Railway sit on both sides of the "DEPARTURE" entrance.
This corner of the departures exit features cherubs, one of which has a globe and the other is in the style of Mercury the winged messanger.
This corner of the departures exit features cherubs, one of which has a globe and the other is in the style of Mercury the winged messanger.
The cherub to the left of "IN" is holding a gear and sits in front of a steam locomotive.
The cherub to the left of "IN" is holding a gear and sits in front of a steam locomotive.

Leicester Cathedral

Leicester Cathedral, now containing the remains of King Richard III, seen 27 March 2015, the day after the reinterment service.
Leicester Cathedral, now containing the remains of King Richard III, seen 27 March 2015, the day after the reinterment service.
The standard of King Richard III displayed in the grounds of Leicester Cathedral.
The standard of King Richard III displayed in the grounds of Leicester Cathedral.
The statue of King Richard III stands outside Leicester Cathedral and on the morning after the reinterment is strewn with white roses representing the House of York.
The statue of King Richard III stands outside Leicester Cathedral and on the morning after the reinterment is strewn with white roses representing the House of York.

Leicester Cathedral location

The Cultural Quarter

Leicester's Cultural Quarter is situated in the south-east of the city center - see map below.

Curve Theatre

The Curve Theatre looms over the Cultural Quarter like an ocean liner in dock.
The Curve Theatre looms over the Cultural Quarter like an ocean liner in dock.
Compare the architecture of The Curve with the late 1930s style of the former Odeon cinema.
Compare the architecture of The Curve with the late 1930s style of the former Odeon cinema.
The classic cinema architecture of the former Queen Street, Odeon.
The classic cinema architecture of the former Queen Street, Odeon.

Cultural Quarter map

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