Join me for a walk around the centre of one of England's oldest cities, the modern-day metropolis of Leicester! Located in the East Midlands near the very heart of England, Leicester is a city filled to the brim with history, from the remains of a 1,900 year-old Roman wall to grand medieval halls, the burial site of King Richard III, spectacular 19th-century architecture, and more!
On our walk around Leicester, we pass a number of interesting landmarks, including Leicester Cathedral, Leicester Guildhall, King Richard III Statue, the burial site of King Richard III (car park), King Richard III Visitor Centre, St. Martin's Square, Leicester City Rooms, The Leicester Seamstress, Leicester Town Hall, Every Street, Leicester Boer War Memorial, Leicester Market, Leicester Corn Exchange, Gallowtree Gate, Sporting Success Statue, Leicester Clock Tower, High Street, the Royal Arcade, Silver Street, The Globe Inn, Coronation Buildings, The High Cross, Jubilee Square, St. Nicholas' Church, the Jewry Wall, St. Mary de Castro Church, Castle House, Leicester Castle, the Great Hall, the Turret Gateway, Trinity House, Newarke Houses Museum, De Montfort University Campus, the Magazine Gateway, and a mural dedicated to Leicester City FC.
Thank you so much to the following sites for their help in my research of Leicester.
Stats for nerds:
Distance walked: 1.7 miles/2.7km
Step count: 3400 steps (approx.)
Please do not use any footage from this video without my permission.
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Balazs Nagy Says:
Mar 23, 2023 - The whole place looks like an indian bazaar
Sez James Says:
Mar 8, 2023 - rough city, chav central. some ok people here and there at least.
Dave 1892 Says:
Mar 5, 2023 - Leicesterastan, heartland of Englanistani 😢😢
Feb 26, 2023 - left leicester to live on guernsey island in 2012 leicester is a utter and complete shat pit and diversity A hole and is quickly becoming Birmingham 2 ...left guernsey to come back to the mainland in 2017 moved up north to a tiny town to escape this WOKE LEFTIE COMMIE HELL PITS
yikon Cong Says:
Feb 20, 2023 - Where's the Leicester University location？
Lou Bloom Says:
Jan 29, 2023 - Fantastic video!
clive baxter Says:
Jan 12, 2023 - Lived there for 55 years, Stoney Gate and Stocking Farm. Became a vile multi cultural dump. Had my first sexual experience in the cathedral graveyard, 1974.The statue of R3 was not at the castle but in the castle gardens. Very good tour, but underexposed at some points
Mary Lamb Says:
Jan 12, 2023 - Walkers pork pies were the best always a big queue in the early 50s. 😁
Mary Lamb Says:
Jan 12, 2023 - I still have the ear rings I bought in the market in 1951
Let's Walk! Says:
Feb 27, 2022 - 🎤 To watch with subtitles, please click the ‘CC’ button on your YouTube video player :)
Good evening! And welcome to a bumper walk around the heart of one of England’s oldest and largest cities, Leicester – located in the heart of the country. With the best part of 2,000 years of history, there’s an unbelievable amount of things to see on a tour around Leicester, and we just scratch the surface of the city’s many sights on this tour!
On our walk around Leicester, we also mention a number of famous names associated with the city, from Richard III to William Wyggeston and Gary Lineker. One famous figure who we didn’t get the chance to mention, however, was a certain Thomas Cook, whose name you may recognise from the modern-day travel industry.
A major figure of 19th century Leicester, Thomas Cook began a career in offering trips around Leicestershire and the Midlands to local temperance societies, which laid the foundation for a business that, by the late 1860s, was offering trips and excursions to Europe, and even as far away as North America and the River Nile!