As fun as it might be going to the regular haunt every weekend or even the weekly visits to that same branch of Nandos, why not try to mix things up and see what else Leicester has to offer. So tie up that man bun and put on those fake glasses and let’s shine a light on those famed hipster spots that they don’t want us to find.
Everyone loves a good trip to the pictures as an alternative to drinking, so how about the Phoenix Theatre. Not content with showing the latest instalment in the Marvel series, they try to show a wide range of films that encourage most of us to consider maybe an indie movie now and then or that there were actual other films before Star Wars came out (I remember one fateful trip there to see the the 3 and an 1/2 hour epic that is Seven Samurai…not for the faint-hearted). Or even better, the Curve Theatre has some amazing acts on during the comedy festival in February and performances all year round. Both are well worth a visit.
If you fancy a quick drink beforehand, try the Orange Tree near Highcross (just across from Mosh for the extroverts out there). A great place to try some new cocktails while reading an extract from Robbie Williams autobiography (Honestly that happened).
To round off the evening, why not try Maiyango in St. Nicholas Place. You get exactly what you pay for with the quality of food and it’s always nice to treat yo’self every now and again (Parks and Rec style!). Don’t worry, Cured in Brewdog is available for when you just fancy meat, and lots of it!
These are just my recommendations and trust me, there are many more reputable places in Leicester that I’ve not even tried yet. But if you know of anywhere else that you want to share with the world, feel free to comment below.