Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Hidden Leicester (A Guided Walk in Leicester)

“Hidden Leicester” is a fascinating Guided Walk devised and led by the Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours, as part of his all round programme of walks and Coach trips.

These strolls are an enjoyable way to soak up some Local History.

The walk starts outside the Town Hall in Leicester City Centre.

During this stroll, Colin points out a collection of little-known and little-seen buildings and other aspects of the City Centre and Old Town, in particular historic sites which have been demolished over the years, but of which a fragment remains.

For example, the walk includes a visit to the top of the motte – that’s the best-fortified part of the motte-and-bailey Leicester Castle, where the keep was originally situated.

There’s a fragment of the Temperance Hall, which Thomas Cook and his wife managed; of Campbell Street Station, Leicester’s original station which was replaced by the present Leicester Station as it was too small; of the prison where Daniel Lambert was gaoler before he grew too large to get through the passages; and of West Bridge Station, terminus of one of the world’s earliest railways.

Probably most intriguing of all, there’s a bit of the mediaeval Grey Friars, where Richard III was buried, and almost certainly still lies.

Leicester is one of the oldest towns in England, as this walk might suggest.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Hidden Leicester' costs £6.00 per person, or £5.00 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at Town Hall, and is running on:

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If you would like to book a place on one of these dates, please telephone Colin on (0116) 2611576 or email him at

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