Top 5 Fun New Things in Leicester this summer!

Leicester continues to surprise and amuse with new businesses and activities opening up all the time. Here’s my round up of 5 of the newest things to arrive in the city this summer.

Cat’s Cakes and Coffee
Coming to a Stoneygate near you at the beginning of August is our very own cat cafe. As a dedicated cat owner myself I am seriously looking forward to this. Cat Cafes are becoming popular across the country so I’m sure this one will do very well. I love a cake and a novelty environment.

Tickets are going fast though, so make sure you get yourself booked in to avoid disappointment! 

Market Harborough’s finest purveyors of the meaty arts are finally opening in Leicester at the end of July. Look forward to juicy burgers and getting down and dirty with some truly sounding brunch offerings. This one is promising to become an immediate favourite.

Having tested Deliveroo in Leicester for myself, I can confirm that their delivery time is great and the range of restaurants they deliver from is excellent. Why have a greasy kebab when you can get a delicious gnocchi delivered to your door? They’ve just launched their app for iPhone as well, so now you can drop a pin and get your food delivered to you wherever you are. Panini in the park? Sushi at the station? Why not.

The new Jukebox at the top of St Nicholas Place has only been open for a couple of weeks but is already proving a big hit with locals. Live music every Friday, resident DJ and a simple but delicious sounding cocktail menu makes for a little venue with a big personality.

New Sculptures
The Arts Council have funded a new set of sculptures for the University of Leicester’s Botanical Gardens. Always a beautiful place to check out at the best of times, the artist, Jacky Oliver has worked with learners from local special schools to create works inspired by the plants in the garden. They will be a really valuable new addition to the experience.


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