Step directly into Leicester city centre from The Gresham

There is nothing better than not needing to use a car when staying in a city. As it’s World

Car-Free Day on Thursday 22 September we wanted to celebrate being able to enjoy local attractions on your doorstep by highlighting the central location of The Gresham Aparthotel on Market Street in Leicester. The aparthotel is located conveniently in the centre of Leicester, which means you literally walk out of the front doors and step into the city streets to find independent cafes, vintage clothing shops, popular high street stores, local attractions, restaurants and beauticians. In just a 5 minute walk, you’ll reach the world famous King Richard III Visitor centre; Curve, which is one of the UK's most state-of-the-art theatres; and Leicester Market, which is the largest outdoor covered market in Europe. Shopping really is centre stage in Leicester - thanks to the Highcross and The Lanes - which means you can experience boutique shopping as well as browse all of the bigger brands - just 5 minutes on foot from The Gresham. If you’re into food, the choice is delectable with the popular well-known restaurants as well as independent eateries and restaurants. All of the cultural experiences the city centre offers can be discovered in a short walk from the aparthotel including Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, the cultural quarter and Y Theatre. Since opening its doors, travelling sporting fans choose to stay at The Gresham: it takes approximately 20 minutes to walk to LCFC ground and Leicester Tigers is just over a 10 minute walk away. The Gresham is also a few metres away from one of the Ride On Leicester’s e-bike sharing stations. The e-bike scheme can be used by anyone through a dedicated app and provides a quick, easy and healthy way to get around the city for work or leisure. Leicester has several dedicated bike routes and cycle lanes including links to the surrounding countryside such as Watermead Country Park, Abbey Park and Everards Meadows. There are further details available on the Choose How You Move web pages including cycle maps and the ultimate guide to cycling. Public transport in Leicester is excellent and makes it easy to travel in and around the city as well as reaching the beautiful areas of Leicestershire. Leicester Train Station is only a 15-minute walk from the aparthotel too. With Diwali and Christmas on the horizon The Gresham Aparthotel is an ideal base to stay and be able to visit the lights and enjoy the celebrations - all without needing a car to travel. Book your stay and enjoy exploring what’s on the doorstep of The Gresham.