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Finding a Cheap Car Hire in Leicester is Now Easy

shakespeare statue at leicester square

VroomVroomVroom makes it easy to find and book a cheap car rental in Leicester. You can find a list of vehicles offered by some of the country's leading car rental companies including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, Green Motion, Hertz and Sixt. 

Leicester is a city within the ceremonial county of Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. It lies along the banks of the Soar River and experiences a maritime climate. The city is famous for its cultural heritage, gastronomy and wealthy economy. Leicester is close to the M1 motorway with good links to the East Midlands Airport and  Birmingham Airport as well as Leicester Airport.

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Best time to visit Leicester

The most popular travel period in Leicester is winter because the warm weather is perfect for sightseeing and enjoying various outdoor activities. Winter in Leicester is between December and March so it is best to book a rental car in advance to get more selection in vehicles and enjoy cheaper rates. The pleasant weather is ideal for going on a road trip to nearby seaside resorts including Blackpool and Skegness. Summer and spring in Leicester experience mild weather so if you have a tight budget, it is best to travel to Leicester during those seasons so you can take advantage of lower rates.

Driving tips in Leicester

You can see the speed limit indicated by a white circular sign with a black diagonal line across it. The national limit on a dual carriageway is 70 mph while a single carriageway is 60 mph. If you will be driving an 8-seater or other vehicles that have more than 8 passenger seats, the speed limit is 10 mph less than the normal speed limit. Take note that the speed limit along the dual carriageway between Groby and Glenfield has been reduced to 40 mph. For more road rules, click here.

If you are planning to fly out of the city via Leicester Airport, drive via Gartree Rd, London Rd/A6 or Welford Rd. It will only take less than 20 minutes to reach the airport.

Hop in your rental car and start exploring Leicester

Leicester has some great places to visit, if you know where to find them! Have a look at the city's official website to see this place as a local. Of course, you need to hire a car to easily get around! 


National Space Centre

Address: Exploration Dr, Leicester LE4 5NS, UK

National Space Centre is the UK's largest space visitor attraction which opened in 2001 now welcoming around a quarter of a million visitors each year. It features six interactive galleries, the UK's largest planeterium, hosts visits from ledgendary astronauts and special events and much more! The centre is located about two mile from the city centre with easy access from the M1 and M69.

27a Access Artspace

27a Access Artspace features wide range of artworks primarily from artists within the country. It is located at 60 Northgate Street, Leicester, England, United Kingdom. The venue is highly recommended for all especially for the arts enthusiasts.

Guru Nanak Sikh Museum

Guru Nanak Sikh Museum honors the history of the Sikh religion and was the first registered Sikh museum in Europe. It is situated at 9 Holy Bones, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. The museum's large collection includes coins, manuscripts, models of Sikh shrines, pictures and weapons.

Leicestershire County Cricket Club Museum

Address: Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester LE2 8AD, United Kingdom

Leicestershire County Cricket Club Museum is located within the County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. The museum showcases displays that tell about the history of Cricket, the club and the people that forms it.

Leicester Racecourse in Leicester

Leicester Racecourse

Leicester Racecourse is located within Oadby, Leicester, England, United Kingdom. It was opened to public around 1773 and from then on has hosted many horseracing events. The venue is famous for hosting the world famous National Hunt and as well as race days also organises family fun days and operates as a hospitality and conference venue.

University of Leicester Botanic Garden 

Address: Glebe Rd, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LD, UK
University of Leicester Botanic Garden was established sometime in 1921. It sits along Stoughton Drive South, Oadby, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom and admission is free except for certain special events. The 16 acre venue features and takes care of wide variety of plants from within and outside the country.

Leicester Market 

Leicester Market was voted Britain's favourite market two of the last five years and it is easy to see why this is deemed as the largest outdoor covered marked in Europe. Open Monday to Saturday, there are over 270 stalls offering a diverse range of products, various events and farmers markets throughout the year, as well as a coffee bar and restaurant. The market is conveniently located in the heart of the city at Market Place, just south of the clock tower.

Cinema in Phoenix Square, Leicester

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery is a family friendly day-out for sure. The exhibits include Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, Wild Space, World Arts and a new exhibit for the under 5s; The Den. The art gallery's constant changes of displays of Modern and Old Masters including works by Hogarth and Francis Bacon keep everything fresh and new so you can visit again and again. The first floor galleries include permanent displays of Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection and German Expressionist Art, the collection acclaimed as the finest of its kind in the UK.

Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre

4 Midland St, Leicester LE1 1TG, UK
Phoenix Square is set in the heart of Leicester's Cultural Quarter as a cinema, digital arts centre and cafe bar. It shows a broad cross-section of the best in world and independent cinema in its two state-of -the-art screens.

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