London Road / Highfields
Postcode area: LE2
London Road itself is a hive of activity for Leicester as the train station stands at the base of the road (city centre end). This road leads all the way to Oadby where you can visit the University of Leicester’s Botanical Garden. Victoria Park separates London Road and Clarendon Park with its 69 acres of green space and activity facilities such as Ping! tables and floodlit tennis courts.
London Road has many hidden gems, if you enjoy a thrifted bargain then you will love the Sue Ryder charity shop. Just a short walk from the train station this charity shop has all clothes at £1! It also has brilliant furniture at affordable prices.
London Road has restaurants serving dishes from all over the world.
Shimla Pinks – Leicester’s award-winning fine dining restaurant with a spectacular menu of Indian cuisine
Baskin Robbins – American Ice cream parlour with hundreds of options
Konak – Authentic Turkish cuisine cooked on a traditional charcoal grill
London Road and the surrounding area have so much to offer in a practical sense. If you do not want to pay University prices for binding and printing then Copyrite at 86 London Road is perfect.
The Post Office hosts a range of services from sending and collecting parcels, to arranging travel currency, as well as a 24 hour ATM.
You have plenty of choice for hairdressers, barbers, and nail salons in the area, many of which offer a student discount.