Trains depart from London's St. Pancras Station every 25 minutes throughout the day for Leicester, a trip of about 90 minutes. The fare costs £40 each way on the day of your trip. For schedules and information, call tel. 0845/748-4950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
About 14 buses a day leave London's Victoria Coach Station for Leicester. They call at several secondary stops en route, thus taking 2 hours and 30 minutes each way. A one-way ticket from London to Leicester costs £15, and a round-trip ticket goes for £19. For information, call tel. 0870/580-8080 or visit www.nationalexpress.com.
If you're driving from London, follow the M1 north to Junction 21 toward Leicester. The drive takes 2 hours.
The Tourist Information Centre is at 7-9 Every St., Town Hall Square (tel. 0844/8885181; www.visitleicester.co.uk). It's open Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm. They'll supply a useful map. You can book Blue Badge guided walks by calling tel. 01162/994444.
The Leicester Early Music Festival (tel. 01162/709984; www.earlymusicleicester.co.uk) takes place in May and June. Tickets cost £11 to £30. Also in June, the Leicester International Music Festival (tel. 01162/254916; www.musicfestival.co.uk) attracts some of the biggest names in classical music. Ticket prices vary, but average £4 to £30.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.