Days out

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Realising that the new coveted and heavily marketed city centre generic building is a mix of  glass, retail, steel, office and creative space with a vintage chic fucking cafe on the ground floor is...


Studio NL

The style of Studio NL is the sort of thing you'd find walking the design conscious and perfectly poised 9 Straatjes of Amsterdam. But it's here in Leicestershire and it's like nothing else perhaps in...


The UOL Paternoster

We've got a paternoster, you haven't*. So there. * Sheffield. We know you have one, but also our curries are better than yours. So the famous 'pakoras on the paternoster' scenario is better in...


Cleeve Press: Letterpress Workshops

We all love art darlings, don't we. Better than liking art is to make your own art. Maybe by making some letterpress prints by attending a workshop? And then you can live like a modern day conceptual...


Giant F**king Trees

Trees! Ha! We aren't clutching at straws, seriously. Some shit is just fucking impressive and Giant American Redwood trees are damn fucking impressive. Plus, it's nice for us to post stuff about...


The Ruth Keene Herb Garden

Until recently, we thought the herb garden near Castle View was something which had to be around because of an old land law requiring the occupants of the 3 cottages on the opposite corner to Newark...


DMU Degree Show

We Leicester folk are weirdly too proud of being able to boast residence to one of the countries historically fattest people, Daniel Lambert. There's an homage to him at Newark Houses Museum, a pub on...


Aylestone Meadows

I freakin' love this place! It's probably the most varied park in the city with all the random bits it has. Plus I love that it has Pebble Beach actually on the council installed maps in the park -...


The Incunable Print Shop @ LCB

Conversation with man at the print shop the other week... Me: How's this work then? Man with fashionable jumper: Basically, you draw something and then you can get it scanned and printed... on a 3D...


Guildhall

This is possibly an obvious one, but it's been short of visitors in recent years so I thought I'd post it up. Plus I've been twice recently. I stumbled (and danced) around the place when drunk during...


Retro Computer Museum

Everyone loves the warm fuzzy feeling of children of the 80s nostalgia. The Retro Computer Museum have got bloody oodles of fuzzy graphics and nostalgic warmth exuding from the 50+ games consoles you...


Oxjam Festival

This is a post which will need to be a bit rushed, because Oxjam festival is this weekend and we want to get this out there before the festival on Saturday. The gist of it is that every October a crap...


The National Gas Museum

Definitely up there amongst the peculiarities of 'National' museums, The National Gas Museum is easy to pass by on Aylestone Road since it mostly fades into the periphery of the British Gas complex...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Leicester Royal Infirmary Urgent Care Centre

Firstly, I hope for obvious reasons that this review is entirely useless to most of you. Also as a 'day out' it's not recommended but I didn't know where else to put it! But I feel I want to write it...


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...