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Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower

Leicester, England
+44 116 299 4444
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Not really a tourist attraction

Generations of Leicester folk have used this as a meeting point. Sadly the area around it (Belgrave... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Jan R
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Yateley, United Kingdom
Focal point for good and bad!

Recognisable local landmark and meeting place - all roads lead to it. As well as serving this... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
MLambert51
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good29%
  • Average38%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“meeting point” (10 reviews)
“focal point” (5 reviews)
“city centre” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Leicester, England
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+44 116 299 4444
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Generations of Leicester folk have used this as a meeting point. Sadly the area around it (Belgrave Gate) is a bit run down with lots of Pound shop try shops/rough sleepers. However not far to the Shires or whatever they call the big shoppig centre...More

Thank Jan R
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Recognisable local landmark and meeting place - all roads lead to it. As well as serving this useful purpose it seems increasingly to attract people selling God, timeshares, charitable sign ups etc and as such a place to be navigated past carefully, in addition to...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

it is where you're likely to agree to meet someone in Leicester but at the same time you might encounter some less agreeable types. Interesting history but not much about it on site.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

One of the most attractive places in Leicester, it is in the city centre, excellent for out door activities with family and friends. very good location for shops and visitors.

Thank mokhgad
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Visited for the day yesterday. I’d read lots on the tourist information website, and looked forward to visiting. The clock is decorated with pretty red Chinese lanterns, at present, but generally we didn’t really enjoy the visit. Found it difficult to navigate around initially, didn’t...More

Thank clare c
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Leicester's my home city I'm a Leicester lad born and bred and proud of it. The city offers great shopping, whether it's fruit and veg off the historic market to big name stores in the Shires and Highcross Shopping centres and there's plenty of places...More

Thank Robin W
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Well, what can I say? It's a clock tower in the centre of Leicester City, where everyone arranges to meet up with their friends, partners etc, as it's a well-known, easy landmark to find, and anyone will tell you how to get to it. Our...More

Thank RAINB0WSH0ES
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

As clock towers go its pretty average and the activities around it don't add up to much either. Shame because as a central focal point it could be so much better.

1  Thank MalcH
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

You pass this tower almost without noticing it. If you are interested in architecture, then perhaps it will get its photo taken, but otherwise it isn't the kind of building you'd travel especially to see. However, I have learnt that some things deserve a closer...More

1  Thank Geoff L
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

I would not say that this is a tourist attraction as it is in the middle of a busy square surrounded by the Highcross shopping centre and shops. However, it cannot be denied that the architecture of this is lovely. So, if you are going...More

1  Thank chloebridlexxx
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