St. Peter's Church was built in 1877. The ruins of its predecessor stand in the churchyard.
There is a mediaeval moated site on the outskirts of the town, on the banks of the Rothley Brook.
Leicestershire County Hall is at Glenfield.
One of the world's earliest railways, the Leicester to Swannington, ran through Glenfield, through what was at the time the longest tunnel in the world. The entrance to this is now blocked up.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Glenfield for groups.