The new Visit Leicester centre is located at 51 Gallowtree Gate in a high footfall area of the city centre with excellent visibility from Gallowtree Gate, Horsefair Street, Rutland Street and around the corner from Leicester Market. The building is also home to the famous Kemps Clock.
Leicester has the currently undisputed claim to have opened the country's first information centre in 1934. This was situated on Horsefair Street.
Over the years the city has an unbroken provision of a staffed physical Tourism Information Centre (TIC) and for a number of years operated two. Moving to Every Street in 1994, Leicester has always been nationally recognised as being at the leading edge of TIC provision, is still the only TIC to be ABTA bonded and has been nominated for and successful in regional and national excellence awards probably more times than any other location in the country.
Leicester is steeped in history and can offer its visitors both from Leicester and beyond a unique experience. It has a rich and diverse culture, with a retail heart and a busy market place connecting with an old town and heritage, waterside and green spaces.
The Visit Leicester Centre, which opens in early September 2012, replacing the current TIC on Every Street, will continue to provide both visitors from Leicester and tourists visiting Leicester an excellent quality assured service so visitors can find out more about Leicester
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