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

Join us in 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 26 May in New Market Square for the second of these monthly events. Each event will be themed around a different part of the city’s history through FREE activities including guided walking tours, outdoor exhibitions, craft workshops and street games for all ages. There will also be bicycle hire and parking on the Market Square and a variety of cycling events, including guided cycling tours, free bike fixing, rickshaw rides and bike polo. Find out more here

Sunday 26 May – Open Streets: Arts & Crafts


With a theme for each month, May’s Open Streets event will celebrate the history of Leicester’s Arts & Crafts Movement.


Download a copy of May's poster & timetable 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.