Leicester, it's not shit!

The Humber Stone

It's a massive curvy cursed stone said to bring bad luck to anyone who touches it. Oddly, not many people know where it is and I came upon completely by accident myself. Up at the top of North...


Castle View

We've only gone and added a review of a street... which is bizarre. But we don't play by the rules on this website. We do whatever the frikk we want (by which I mean, we use expletives generously and...


Picadilly Cinema

My favourite cinema in Leicester. Typically, they show Indian films which have way too much melodrama and dancing for my liking, but they do screen the occasional big Hollywood film or mainstream...


Caff on the Saff

I think I like the name more than anything! What can I say, I'm a sucker for puns. Punning aside, the bacon cobs are spot on and the menu is your traditional 'caff' food of a very high quality, Ian...


Spinney Hills Park

I don't think there's many cities with as wide a cultural mix as Leicester. A walk through Spinney Hills Park during the weekend is a trophy for the cause for multicultural Britain. Imagine the...


Abbey Pumping Station

As a young child I never ever wondered what happened to a shit once I flushed the toilet. After about the age of 8 I never had to wonder either after visiting Abbey Pumping museum. Every museum has a...


Kebabish Original

Kebabs are iffy at the best of times, so when a place describes their food as being kebab-ish, then even those with cast iron stomachs have cause for stepping with trepidation. Despite the unfortunate...


Bottle Rocket Comedy

I should rightfully detest Bottle Rocket Comedy after the shit of a comedian Patrick Monahan laid into me like Vanessa Feltz lays in a family pack of profiteroles last year sometime. But - I try and...


Firebug

Firebug (or the pub formerly known as Firefly) is open all the time. And they serve a good range of beers on tap alongside their slightly alternative atmosphere. I think quiz nights are Tuesday and...


Swithland Woods

Grab some wellies or dust gathering underused new years resolution running shoes that are never going to get used otherwise and head over to Swithland woods for a breath of fresh air and all round...


(Dave's) Leicester Comedy Festival

It's in February and it brings some good comedy to Leicester. A large number of venues across the city pack out their programmes with a good mixture of comedy priced across the entire range. The...


Manhattan34

Manhattan 34 might at first glance seem a bit pretentious and up itself what with the vintage stylings, men in horn-rimmed glasses and wooly jumpers and slightly inflated prices. But... if you like a...


The Wardrobe

A small indy vintage clothes shop with some 2nd hand and some new clothes. I used to buy the odd item here when I was fashionable and stuff. I know fashionable people who shop there. I know that...


Yokos/Toros Express

Chicken places have a bad rep and the so called 'dirty chicken' trade doesn't get it's name for no reason. Navigate the places I recommend and you'll experience the finest in tasty chicken that's good...


Roma Cafe

Roma is the place I can't stop myself from going to if I want a coffee in Leicester. The food is good and cheap for lunching and they've started a later service too for dinner. Personally I frequent...