Visiting Leicester Cathedral

Leicester Cathedral is situated on Peacock Lane, within an attractive garden setting almost opposite to the King Richard III Visitor Centre.  Visit Leicester is a five minute walk away.

The Cathedral is at the heart of the religious life of City and County and is open daily for prayer and worship.  We have over 900 years of history to share, from the remains of the Norman Church to the Victorian restoration and beyond, fine stained glass and of course the tomb of King Richard III.

Opening Times and Services:

Mon:     08.30hrs – Eucharist     17.30hrs – Choral Evensong*
Tues to Fri:     08.30hrs – Morning Prayer     13.00hrs – Eucharist     17.30hrs – Choral Evensong*
Sunday:     08.00hrs – Said Eucharist     10.30hrs – Cathedral Eucharist     15.00hrs – Choral Evensong*
*Said Evening Prayer on Wed and Fri and during choir holidays


The tomb of King Richard III is accessible to visitors between 1000hrs and 1700hrs Monday to Saturday, although it is closed between 12.45hrs and 13.45hrs Tuesday to Friday whilst the lunchtime Eucharist is taking place.
The tomb is usually open between 1230hrs and 1430hrs on Sundays. Please note that we close occasionally for special services. Please check our website for further details.

Individuals can visit at any time during opening hours and we offer a daily tour (Mon – Sat) at 2.30pm for £5 per person.  No need to book, but we recommend that you check our website or call to make sure that the tour is running. We ask that groups of 10 or more book in advance as follows:

  • 1 Hour guided tour covering Cathedral history and Richard III – £5 per person
  • 30 Minute guided tour primarily covering Richard III – £3 per person
  • Self Guided Tour, including guide booklet – £3 per person

For Schools, we offer a range of education packages to suit all age groups. Schools are required to book their visit in advance.  Details of all visit packages can be found on our website.

Access to Leicester Cathedral is via a flat entrance to the South of the building (nearest to the Visitor Centre).  Different levels within the Cathedral are provided with ramped walkways. There is a café located in the adjacent St Martins House, which serves a range of hot and cold food.  Large groups are advised to book into the café in advance.

For more information, please visit the Contact and Find Us page.

Entry to the Cathedral is free of charge, however we recommend a donation of £3 per person, towards the considerable cost of running and maintaining the Cathedral!

Leicester Cathedral
Peacock Lane
LE1 5PZ    Tel: 0116 261 5200 (main reception)    Email: