Leicester Town Hall


Leicester Town Hall

Leicester Town Hall in the City centre of Leicester, England.

Built between 1874 and 1876 by Francis Hames, it was built on the former cattle market. Before it was built the Guildhall acted as the town hall. [cite web |url=

http://www.crosbyheritage.co.uk/location/leicester/town-hall/ |title=Town Hall (Leicester)|work=Colin Crosby Heritage Tours|accessdate=2008-03-03]

A welcoming building set in a square which contains an impressive fountain. The building contains Leicester Bike Park.

On the first Wednesday of each month,a free tour is given by a Blue Badge tourist guide.This starts at 2pm and lasts up to 2 hours and concludes with tea and biscuits in the Lord Mayor's Tea Room. Contrary to the notice board outside,visitors do not need tickets for the tour. Some history is given of the building, details of previous Lord Mayors etc and one can visit the former courtroom and the current main council chamber.

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