Most of the village lies to the South of the main road from Leicester to Uppingham.
St. Luke`s Church has Norman origins, but was largely rebuilt in the 19th century. It has a fine central tower.
Four Anglo-Saxon grave markers are now at the Jewry Wall Museum. There is only one other such set in England.
A village pump remains in the square near the church, and there is a small but pleasant green.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Thurnby for groups.