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:

  • 29th September – War Time Leicester
  • 27th October – Victorian Leicester

Once again we are opening up the roads for people to enjoy traffic-free streets with Wartime Leicester themed walks, talks, tours and bike rides on Sunday 29 September, 1-4pm in New Market Square, Leicester.

Special additions for this month are war time re-enactments, a Secrets of the Leicester Blitz Revealed talk and live music in St Martin’s Square. Balanceability will be stationed on Greyfriars to get the little ones whizzing around on bikes, meet World War 2 soldiers and see the Home Front display at Newarke Houses Museum, a live on-street blacksmith will be on New Market Square, and much more! See the full timetable of events below.

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

Sunday 29 September – Open Streets: Wartime Leicester


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


Download September'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.