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When you book your car rental in Leicester with us, you can select from a range of vehicles to meet your transportation needs. If you want to enjoy a dynamic drive, then book a convertible or a sports car. 4x4s are great for navigating roads in the Leicestershire countryside, and minibuses are available for group travel. Check out our van and truck rental if you are moving house, moving a student, or simply moving equipment. With us, you don't just hire a car, you can also choose from our attractive range of add-ons to create a personalised package. Book a car seat to keep your child safe, or a Sat Nav to guide you through your journey.


Leicester: A Thriving Hub of Different Cultures and Remarkable Attractions

The historic city of Leicester, which is one of the UK's oldest cities, is situated in the East Midlands, on the River Soar and close to the National Forest. It has a long association with the textile and engineering industries, although it is now also host to several national and global finance companies. It is a bustling, cosmopolitan city, known for its multicultural character - about 70 different languages are spoken by its residents and the annual Caribbean Festival is the largest outside of London. Shopping is a joy, with a large retail centre at Fosse Park, just off the M1, and two busy shopping malls in the city. The Golden Mile, which offers Indian restaurants, sari shops and jewellery, is the location of the city's Diwali celebrations, which are thought to be the biggest in Europe. You can browse Victorian arcades, designer outlets or Europe's biggest outdoor market. Leicester is also home to two leading universities and Leicester Football Club. Cultural life is rich and varied, with the night life ranging from contemporary bars and clubs to traditional pubs.

Leicester: A Thriving Hub of Different Cultures and Remarkable Attractions
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Traffic Information

Traffic Information

For all routes north and south, Leicester is located just off of the M1, the UK's busiest motorway. The M1 intersects with the M69 for routes east and west and quick access to the M6 and Birmingham Airport. Drivers in the city centre have a wide range of parking options, with around 8,500 spaces available in multi-storey, road level and on-street parking facilities. Charges are made in whole pounds, so £1 will purchase an hour in the city centre, and up to three hours in zones further out. Three Park and Ride centres offer a further 1,500 spaces.

Sightseeing Information

Sightseeing Information

National Space Centre

Located close to the city of Leicester, the National Space Centre is one of the UK's most popular attractions. With six interactive galleries, the country's largest planetarium, a Rocket Tower and a 3D simulator ride, it promises a great day of fun for everyone.

Twinlakes Theme Park

If you are looking for a day of family fun, then the Twinlakes Theme Park is a must for an action packed trip. With breathtaking rides, a waterpark, animals and a play zone, your only problem may be choosing what to do first.

Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo has the largest ape and monkey collection in Europe and it is renowned as The World Primate Centre for its ongoing work with endangered species. With snow leopards, reptiles, amphibians and the opportunity to feed the birds, there is plenty to keep you occupied.

Summer in Leicester

Leicester is a city rich in Medieval history with Richard III having spent his last days there and Leicester Cathedral having stood in the city’s centre for over 900 years. You can see much of this city’s rich past in its architecture and parks, visit Abbey Park names for the close by abbey on the coast of the River Soar, or see the botanical gardens of the local University filled not just with exotic flora but Edwardian era buildings used as residents for the students. Or if you really want some of the country’s oldest history pack up the car and take a hike around Bradgate Park – 850 acres of incredible moorland with fossils dating back 560 million years. There is a UK Bank Holiday at the last weekend of August with many celebrations making it a great time to visit.  

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
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