Leicester – East Middlands Pearl


I listed to the advice of my mother and went to visit Leicester for the holidays. I knew the East Midlands region was amazing and I convinced of that even more, visiting not only Leicester, but also Nuneaton, Coventry, Tamworth and Rugby. My mother had suggested two hotels: Premier Inn (1 St Georges Way) and Castle Park Hotel (12 Millstone Lane). I chose the second, as I loved the view more. She had also recommended using a taxi cab as a method of transportation and she was right. She told me that she has gotten accustomed to using the wheelchair access taxi for transportation purposes, as it covers her every need.

During my stay in Leicester, I had the opportunity to visit the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery. I work as a curator, so you can understand why I am so drawn to such kind of museums. I also took time to visit Abbey Park, as I read it was a beautiful green space. After an entire day spent wandering around Leicester, all I wanted to do is sit down and relax. I called for one of those fancy executive cars and went back to my hotel. The day had been amazing enough, now all I needed was some sleep. The driver of the car also informed me that the company had minibuses, which were recommended for bigger groups. I jotted down the information, as you never know when it might be useful.

Between Leicester and Gatwick airport, I traveled with an airport taxi. I enjoyed the 140 miles journey and I did not even notice when 2 hours and 24 minutes went by. The journey fare was £249, which was genuinely affordable. Mother traveled only last week from Leicester to East Midlands airport; the 19 miles distance was covered in 25 minutes and she paid £29 for a saloon car. While I was on the road, I stopped at The King William (Mangrove Green, Luton) and at Premier Inn (2 Ascot Road, Watford). I ate at Warden Beefeater (129 Barton Road) and at Nana’s Restaurant (128 Saint Albans Road, Watford).



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