Day Return to Leicester

TICKETS

Check your birth certificate with this choice!

£23 Adults, £21 Seniors, £15 Students & under 22's, £10 under 16's, £5 under 12's and, finally, £3 under 8's.

COACH

For the latest news, prices and pick-up points for the supporters club coaches click on www.shrimperstrust.co.uk/default.asp?page_id=603

For an alternative journey keep up to date with SoL Travel at www.theshrimpers-online.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6&Itemid=8.

With the cheapest train fares going there could be a case for a return coach from London Victoria at a fiver each way, or coach to Leicester and a train back. The station, see below, is in Gravel Street and is 20 minutes north of the rail station. so a good 45 minute walk to the ground.

Click on to: www.nationalexpress.com and there's a 10.00, in at 12.40. After the game, a wait until the 19.10, in at 22.05.

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TRAIN

It's a long time since September 23 and TLG brought those £7 singles to Shrimper attention. They've now doubled! Though the good news if you pushed your luck and booked the 17.30, you've got another thirty minutes to walk to the station, on the other hand it's half an hour less in the pub before hand!

Click onto www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk and pick up £14 singles on the 11.55 in at 13.06 or 12.25/13.34 to the midlands and 17.30/18.51 & 18.00/19.08 on the way back to London St. Pancras and a glass of house champers, only £7 a glass, at the longest champaigne bar in Europe!

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The yellow arrow is Leicester station, go south and across Walnut Street past the Infirmary, the Walker Stadium is behind Filbert Park, say hi to the rugger crowd, don't mess with any Bath supporters at the station!

(All fares correct as of Tuesday November 18)

BUS

Nos. 46, 47, 84, 84A, 85 and 302 (Arriva), 73 (Centrebus), and 87, 88 and 88A (First), all run near to the stadium.

ROAD

Fill in the details from your home postcode to Leicester City FC here for a full route plan www.theaa.com/travelwatch/planner_main.jsp but for an edited version;

Approx. 134 miles, 2 hours, 25 minutes.

Leave the M1 at Junction 21, or if coming from the Midlands, follow the M69 until the end of the motorway (which meets the M1 at Junction 21).Take the A5460 towards Leicester city centre. Continue on this road, until you go under a railway bridge. Carry on for another 200 yards and turn right at the traffic lights into Upperton Road (sign posted Royal Infirmary) and then right again into Filbert Street. The new stadium is visible just behind the old Filbert Street ground.

Allow yourself a little extra time to get to the ground as traffic does tend to get quite congested near the stadium. Plenty of street parking to be found, especially around the Upperton Road area and on streets running off the A5460 by the railway bridge. It is then around a 15 minute walk to the stadium. Read the signs and don't double park as the traffic wardens have a field day at every match! Alternatively you may be able to park at Leicester Rugby Club (£3) which is a ten minute walk away from the stadium but as, unusually, there is a game on there it might be full.

FOOD AND DRINK

For other choices the Pub Crawl in Leicester here: www.thelittlegazette.com/news/loadsngl.asp?cid=EDW8

SHORT BREAKS

If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Football Hotels who are powered by Activehotels, who specialise in locating accommodation near or within a short travelling distance of the football ground. They also have the added advantage over some other hotel booking services that you pay on departure. Yes, this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going. To access their Leicester page click here.

(Thanks to the Internet Ground Guide, www.footballgroundguide.com/leicester_city.htm
, and DoDtS's excellent Shrimperzone Away Travel section, www.shrimperzone.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=24, for their help in preparing this article.)