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The benefits of living near the Cultural Quarter in Leicester

Curve Theatre

Leicester’s cultural quarter is one of the most talked about and highly regarded aspects of the city.

But the story of its greatness starts from some very humble beginnings…

Despite the significant history and magnificent Victorian architecture of this part of the city, which was once a thriving hub for the textile and shoe industry, by the 1990s it had become very run down.

Just before the turn of the century an idea emerged to regenerate this conservation area in the best possible way and make it a place to be proud of once more.

Work began to create a space to celebrate the artistic, creative and multicultural communities of Leicester and make it an important visitor destination for the city.

With that, the St George’s Cultural Quarter was born.

What can you expect to find in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter?

Among the gorgeous cafes and bars that have popped up in the area over the last few years, there are also some iconic buildings which help cement the creative vibe that is so evident here.

Check out the following:

  • Curve – one of the country’s leading producing theatres.
  • Phoenix – Leicester’s centre for independent cinema and digital art.
  • LCB Depot – creative workspace for artists and designers.
  • Top flight restaurants, such as the pan-Indian Chutney Ivy.
  • Taste the delicious stone baked pizza at The Exchange, or enjoy the street food and live music nights at Canteen (located in the LCB Depot).
  • Plenty of small galleries and exhibitions to see.
  • Works of art on the area’s much improved streets and open spaces.

The benefits of living near to the Cultural Quarter

At the Queen Street Apartments, we love the fact that we are only walking distance away from the Cultural Quarter. This means whenever the doctors and other medical workers, mature students and young professionals who live here are looking for some entertainment in style, they don’t have far to go at all.

The nightlife is to die for in the Cultural Quarter, whether it’s performing arts, film, stylish bars and cafes, good food or drink that you are looking for. It’s perfect for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life.

Other benefits that you’ll find from living in a Queen Street Apartment (as well as the location), include the use of our private parking, heated indoor pool, sauna and fitness suite.

And of course, being located within the Central Arts and Cultural Quarter it’s only right that our Leicester accommodation should offer new state of the art design combined with its stunning Victorian heritage too.

Our contemporary studio, galleried, one bed and two bed apartments were developed within a converted listed Victorian building (a former 19th century knitwear factory) which gives them a truly unique character.

So, if you like the thought of living near to the Cultural Quarter Leicester and want every chance to enjoy it as much as possible, why not look into renting one of our Queen Street Apartments?

Call today for more information, or get in touch to book your viewing.

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