Greyfriars Open Streets 2019

Open Streets Web Banner 630 x 262px v2 (003)

A series of FREE events celebrating some of Leicester’s most attractive and historic streets will be coming to streets near you!

For the final time this year, we are opening up the roads for people to enjoy traffic-free streets with Victorian Leicester themed walks, talks, tours and bike rides on Sunday 27 October 1-4pm in New Market Square, Leicester.

Construct your own Victorian house with a special model making activity from the local society of architects and play with word art derived from designs in the local area with an artist from DMU. There will be arts and craft activities from Focus charity and the King Richard III Visitor Centre. A real highlight is the live blacksmith show and the chance to make your own keyring to take home.

Balanceability will be stationed on Greyfriars to help children learn to ride bikes and there will be live graffiti art from Graffwerks on New Market Square. The Choral Evensong at Leicester Cathedral will feature Victorian music, with the Sambando samba band out on the streets and more live music in St Martin’s Square. There will be a range of audio-visual  and more traditional exhibitions from the Victorian Society, the University of Leicester and the Documentary Media Centre. Local historian Jo Vigor-Mungovin will give a talk on the true story of local legend Joseph Carey Merrick.

A wide range of activities, both indoors and out on the streets, and all activities are FREE! Find out more here

Sunday 27 October – Open Streets: Victorian Leicester


With a theme for each month, October’s Open Streets event will explore Victorian Leicester.


Download October's poster here


Stay up to date & visit the official event page on Facebook!




Here is a map of the streets that will be closed to traffic and opened up for people to enjoy!

Greyfriars Open Streets Map

Greyfriars Open Streets Map

Check out the full timetable of events: 

Stay up to date by following Greyfriars Open Streets on Facebook and Twitter!

Combined pics

Group image


If you are part of a local organisation and would like to get involved, please email us at Choose How You Move.