Clarendon Park 

Postcode area: LE2 

Clarendon Park is a charming part of Leicester near the University (UoL). 

Victoria Park sits on the edge of the Clarendon area. Until 1883 the park served as Leicester’s race course, once the racecourse moved to Oadby the space was used to create a green space for the city. Celebrations such as Pride and Eid are hosted here as well as Cancer Research’s ‘Race for Life’. 

Leicester’s cultural scene is set in Clarendon Park’s De Montfort Hall which houses shows and performances from acts all over the world. From Russia’s ballet companies to The Glam Skanks from LA, there are hundreds of performances and something for everyone. If visual art is more your thing then a visit to the Attenborough Arts Centre could be perfect. 

How much do you really know about your local area? From the corner of Orlando Road to the middle of Cecelia Road is a secret passage, between numbers 10 and 12. This little jitty is so narrow and hidden that many locals don’t know that it exists. 

Food and drink 

Clarendon Park is home to some brilliant eateries and bars as well as some specialist supermarkets. Here are just a few of our favourites.

Grounded Kitchen 

  • Korean inspired mindful meals with a focus on being healthy but tasty 

Barceloneta 

  • Mediteranean eatery specialising in Tapas 

Bar Dos Hermanos 

  • A 1940s Cuban-American bar with beautiful brunches that is only open on weekends

The Offie

  • Boasts a selection of 500 different bottled beers

Services 

In terms of practical services there are plenty of important things to note. The Clarendon Park Medical Centre deals with minor illness and injuries as well as providing more specialist needs for those with long term conditions. They also accomodate for minor surgery, vasectomy, contraception and family planning, diet and lifestyle advice, as well as holiday vaccinations. Just a short distance away is the Victoria Park Health Centre  which primarily serves the students at the University of Leicester with similar services.

On St. Leonards Road is Clarendon Laundry which hosts a premium cleaning, ironing, and folding service as well as a traditional laundrette, this is ideal if your accommodation does not have laundry services. 

Complete with so many services in one, the Clarendon Park Post office is your one-stop for sending and receiving parcels, purchasing travel insurance and money, as well as a 24 hour ATM. 

It is this combination of services, eateries and lovely location that make Clarendon Park such a popular area for students to stay while studying at UoL.