Leicester Cathedral

at 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester, LE1 5PZ United Kingdom

Leicester's Cathedral - the heart of the city and county. A place of calm and transcendence in our busy lives.

Leicester Cathedral
7 Peacock Lane
Leicester LE1 5PZ
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 01162615200


Leicester Cathedral is a Grade II* listed building on the site of a Roman temple. The present St Martins church dates from the Norman period and has evolved continuously since then, notably in the Victorian period, but more work was done in 1927 when it became a cathedral. Since March 2015 the cathedral has housed the tomb of King Richard III. Open 365 days of the year for daily services. For visitors to Richard III's tomb please see times below. Eucharist Monday at 0830, Morning Prayer Tue-Fri at 0830, Eucharist each weekday (except Mon and Sat) at 1300 and Evening Prayer/Evensong each day at 17.30. Sunday: Morning Prayer 0740, Eucharist (BCP) at 0800, Cathedral Eucharist at 1030, Evensong/ Evening Prayer 1600 Normal entry times to visit as a tourist or to see the tomb of King Richard III are 10.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Saturday. Sundays are set aside solely as a day for prayer and worship and so it is not normally possible to visit the tomb on this holy day. Leicester Cathedral is generally open from 8.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Saturday, and from 8.00am – 4.00pm on Sundays. There are events, festivals and services (e.g. funerals and recitals) which interrupt this pattern week by week. If in doubt, please telephone and check during normal office hours. During our daily services of Morning Prayer (8.30am), Eucharist (1.00pm) and Evensong/Evening Prayer (5.30pm), everyone is welcome to join us, but it is not possible to visit as a tourist or to see the tomb at these times. The Cathedral Facebook site reflects all the work we do as the focus for the Bishop's ministry and the on-going life of the Cathedral, and also the work to reinter King Richard III. On all these topics, we welcome comment and ask for courtesy in the views expressed. For further information on King Richard III and Leicester Cathedral please see www.kingrichardinleicester.com We reserve the right to moderate posts or, if necessary, block contributors if they are unable to abide by our standards. The comment facility may also be temporarily closed down for short periods. Terms of Use Please be aware that posts containing offensive language, libellous or racist material or personally abusive comments will be removed. People continuously posting in such a manner or arguing with or provoking other posters will be banned for a seven day cooling off period, and if such behaviour repeats may be subject to a permanent ban. Comments made on a notification that have nothing to do with the subject matter will be deleted.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 08:30- 18:00
  • Tuesdays: 08:30- 18:00
  • Wednesdays: 08:30- 18:00
  • Thursdays: 08:30- 18:00
  • Fridays: 08:30- 18:00
  • Saturdays: 08:30- 18:00
  • Sundays: 07:45- 16:30

Company Rating

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Our Partnership won the Leicester and Leicestershire Tourism Awards 2015 for Tourism Experience. We have welcomed nearly 200,000 people since March.