Food, drink and nightlife

As a true student city, Leicester has a huge variety of bars and clubs offering student nights and discounts. We have everything from cocktail bars to real ale pubs to dessert parlours, coffee shops and award-winning restaurants.

Social life in Leicester

See the huge range of activities on offer in the city centre.

Leicester’s cultural diversity is reflected in the stunning range of cuisine available, with restaurants representing all corners of the globe. On top of all that, you can be safe in the knowledge that’s as the former UK Curry Capital that you will never be far from a great curry house.

For something a bit more familiar, Leicester’s newly developed restaurant quarter has all the big names you’d expect, including Wagamama, Carluccio’s, Turtle Bay, Chimichanga, Coast to Coast and Bills.

From breakbeats to six string, Leicester’s music scene is vibrant with live acts, DJ’s and open-mic sessions for all to enjoy. Find out more on our Music and festivals page.