Leicester, it's not shit!

Premier League Football

Being the excitable fan boy that I am, Leicester City FC being written up again. Because we are champions. And because we are now in the Premier League. And that is nothing short of fucking brilliant!...


St. Martin's Tea & Coffee Bar

So, the vintage, twee and hipster style coffee house thing is done a lot. And some places have done it really horribly badly, specifically The Parcel Yard next to the train station; the insides of...


Regent Social Club

Spectacularly comfortable pub seating perhaps isn't the biggest factor for most people's choice of boozer, but sometimes it should be. I now entirely associate comfy chairs and drinking with the...


Skandals

Skandals comes in as a brave entry for a pub because of the slightly side of Joe Public groups of punters. And it's also an entry partly there through association with what's looking like a link up...


The Western

These folks are probably going to have two reviews soon by virtue of the Upstairs at the Western pub theatre. But to begin with, let's give a shout to The Western with the same level of decibels as a...


Saffron Acres Project

Writing this post is going to bring me a lot of joy! Saffron Acres Project is one the city's best and my absolute favourite community initiative. They started as a small funded project in 2006 to try...


The Old Horse

I risk the wrath of readers by claiming that I don't at all understand the deal with Doctor Who. This is in spite of the fact that I thoroughly enjoy a bit of British humour and kitschy television -...


Phoenix Square

This has been slow to appear on leicesteritsnotshit, but that's partly because it's an obvious place to go and check out. It's a much better cinema and venue than it was 3 years back; it's gone from...


Brennan's Candy Cabin

SWEETS! Old people sometimes have whole bags of just the strawberry creams from Quality Street and I always used to wonder how they managed to sift through the Woolworths Pick n Mix efficiently. In...


Markfield Quarry

When I was a teenager, Leonardo DiCaprio was hot property and everyone proper loved him. The Beach was a bit of a crap film but he looked amazing in it and it's sort of the look I imagine I achieve...


Tin Drum Books

Narborough Road isn't as twee and full of middle class women with scarves as the general Clarendon Park area, and that's why their 2nd hand stores and vintage-y outlets are a little more worn and a...


Bradgate Park (again)

Bradgate Park, it's already been reviewed by the other half of the leicesteritsnotshit team. But I'm posting again anyway because I like it too and wanted to shout about the more active things that...


Tilt Coffee House

I used to really like playing pinball on my old windows 98 PC as a younger person. It had wicked graphics and you could make all the lights go cool colours if you aimed the ball right. As an old PC...


Yesim Patisserie

Going to places so it feels like you're on holiday is a bit of a theme here at Leicesteritsnotshit 'towers' (not that we have an actual physical office, we're too street and down to earth for that)....


Leicester City FC

I have been loads and have had a season ticket in the past when getting a seat in K block didn't cost more money than I can currently afford in a year. So yeh, it's definitely fine for me to review...


Angel Gateway

So, in response to the tweet below, we now have a review for Angel Gateway: @lestaitsnotshit As u reviewed Castle View, can u review Angel Gateway, off Gallowtree Gate? My mates' band had a song...


Rossa's Donuts

I've somehow been reading Cosmo magazine and have realised that people like asserting life decisions using the multiple choice quiz format. Work through the quiz below to help you decide whether or...


The Criterion

Chorizo is AMAZING! Chorizo on pizza with some garlic and chilli (The Diablo) at Criterion is the nicest pizza in the frikkin world. The Criterion pub, yes pub, a proper old school brewery pub isn't...


LOROS

They're a charity and a shop. Which makes them a charity shop(s) - plural because there's bloody loads of them! Some Loros charity shops have different themes. I like the bookshop on Queens Road and...


Pedestrian Gallery

We haven't had any galleries yet I think and this is one my favourite. Pedestrian Gallery is one of the most inviting galleries in the city with new (often localised) exhibitions on constant cycle...