Leicester Guildhall, Leicester

The Guildhall in Leicester, England, is a timber framed building, with the earliest part dating from c. 1390. The Guildhall once acted as the town hall for the city until the current one was commissioned in 1876. It is located in the old walled city, on a street now known as Guildhall Lane. It was used first as the meeting place for the Guild of Corpus Christi and then later for the more formal Corporation of Leicester. The hall was used for many purposes, including council meetings, feasts, as a courtroom, and for theatrical performances; the ultimatum given to the city during English Civil War was discussed here. It is a Grade I listed building, and the surrounding area, also including the Cathedral of St Martin's, is a conservation area, one of three in Leicester.
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  • I came across this historic building completely by accident, not even being aware of it's existence. It's remarkably well preserved given how old it is. It's tucked round the back of the Cathedral...  more »
  • This is a free place to visit, or donation if you like. There is a cafe attached and it is right near the cathedral and Richard lll visitor centre. A real lovely, wonky building. Pity about the...  more »
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  • The tour was amazing, the lady provided so many facts and dates, I'm sure I'll forget some of it. So much history over hundreds of years. Well worth a visit
  • Well conserved site, cheerful staff, lots of artifa ts and information

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