8 Things You Might Not Know About the Cultural Quarter - Queen Street Quarter

8 Things You Might Not Know About the Cultural Quarter

The Cultural Quarter in Leicester is a hub of activity, and whether you’re interested in theatre, nightlife, art, film or history; Leicester’s Cultural Quarter has something for everyone, making it the ideal place to live in Leicester City Centre. The area also has great transport links, being a 5 minute walk from the train station. Here’s 8 Things You Might Not Know About the Cultural Quarter.

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Did You Know…

+ The Phoenix Arts Centre is Leicester’s independent cinema and art centre showcasing films, documentaries, art exhibitions and film festivals throughout the year. There is also an on-site café.

+ The Athena was converted in 2005 and was originally built as an Odeon Cinema in 1938. The Athena maintains some of the 1930s style and has a capacity of nearly 1,300 and now caters for shows, exhibitions, conferences and dinners.

+ Chutney Ivy is one of Leicester’s Finest Indian Restaurants and offers delicious, traditional home cooked Indian food alongside great hospitality.

+ The Queen Street Apartments building was originally built in 1867 by Robert Rowley. He developed the building, which housed a knitwear factory, over a period of 50 years. He finished the building in 1913. The factory eventually closed its doors in 1999 and was sympathetically restored and developed into a beautiful apartment block, which to this day, has kept many of it’s original features.

+ The Curve Theatre presents contemporary and traditional theatre pieces, offering something for everyone.

+ Manhattan 34 is a stylish bar located in the Cultural Quarter, open 7 days a week for delicious cocktails. They even have an outdoor terrace area for warm summer evenings.

+ New Walk Museum is Leicester’s largest museum. The range of collections covers everything from German expressionist art to dinosaurs and Ancient Egypt, and can be found less than 10 minutes’ walk from the cultural quarter.

+ The Great Fire in 1911 was one of the worst fires Leicester has ever seen very nearly destroyed the Rowley’s and Spiers’ factories and St George’s Church was “gutted”. The overall cost of the damage was around £150,000 – a huge sum for that time.

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