Greyfriars Open Streets 2019

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

Greyfriars Open Streets will run from April to October 2019 with a theme for each month:

  • 28th April – Suffragettes
  • 26th May – Arts and Crafts
  • 30th June – Green Bicycle Mystery
  • 28th July – Georgians
  • 25th August – King Richard III
  • 29th September – War Time
  • 27th October – Victorians

Come along for a celebration of the city’s people-friendly spaces at Greyfriars Open Streets 2019. The Open Streets events will see some of the roads in the city’s historic Old Town area closed to traffic on the last Sunday of each month so that they can be opened up for people to enjoy. Businesses will be encouraged to move out onto the streets during the events, with games like giant Jenga set up for people to enjoy.

Join us from 1pm on Sunday 28 July in New Market Square for this month’s Open Streets which returns  with a Georgian theme. Join a guided walk around the Greyfriars Conservation area, led by a local historian or create your own word art using stamps inspired by historic buildings of Leicester. Watch a blacksmith artist at work and have a go at foraging hotel metal to make your very own keyring. Hear about 18th century gin with a talk by an expert or join an Alternative Facts comedy tour of Greyfriars and an outdoor exhibition. Grab this chance to try a game of bike polo, or simply take a rickshaw ride around the old town!

There is something for the whole family to enjoy, and all activities are FREE! Find out more here

Sunday 28 July – Open Streets: Georgians


With a theme for each month, July’s Open Streets event will celebrate Georgian Leicester.

Download a copy of July'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!

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