The Christmas build up may seem a little different this year but it’s creeping up on us quickly.

Throughout November we’re looking at ways you can support the city centre during lockdown and shopping local for Christmas is definitely a great way to start. As part of our BID Spotlight series, over the next 2 weeks we’ll be looking at where you can get the best Christmas treats from as you start planning the family’s Christmas stockings.

Leicester Simulations

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A brilliant treat for dad, friends or siblings, Leicester Simulations is based on Cank Street and houses incredible Formula 1 racing and Spitfire flying simulators. With top level technology this is as close as many may get, and as you climb into the cockpit of the Spitfire ready to shoot down enemy plans, you’ll soon forget you’re actually just in the middle of town! Check out our review of the experience HERE. Leicester Simulations have gift vouchers available to buy, or you could even book in for a Christmas treat. Check out the website for full details.


wellgosh leicester

Black Friday has started early at Wellgosh online. You might not be able to get to the High Street shop at the moment but you can grab some bargains for yourself or someone special via their website. Wellgosh has been keeping Leicester fashionable for years now and there’s nowhere better locally for getting the latest trainers and limited releases from Adidas, Nike and more. They’ve also got the exclusive launch of the Admiral Sporting Goods Co. Leicester inspired clothing range. Shop online via the Wellgosh website.

The Beautiful Pubs Collective

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We’re all looking forward to a lovely meal out or night in the pub, right? You can now buy vouchers online for The Beautiful Pubs Collective venues, including Knight & Garter and Rutland & Derby. Whether the recipient spends them on a top Sunday lunch, pizza and beer, brunch, cocktails or perhaps the new Crustacea Bar at K&G, they’re sure to have a fantastic and memorable time. Buy online via LoyalFree Marketplace.

Leicester Coffee House 

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Give the coffee lover in your life excellent coffee all year round! Leicester Coffee House have subscriptions available to buy online across their range of in house blends. You can also buy individual bags of coffee, keepcups and gift vouchers. Buy via the Leicester Coffee House website.


lumbers leicester

For the most special person in your life Leicester’s finest jewellers have a wide range of gifts available, which you can purchase from their website. Browse their exquisite gift collections, from earrings and bracelets to cufflinks and office accessories and for a limited time you can also receive 10% off jewellery by using discount code LUMBERS10 at the checkout. Visit the website for full range and details.

Leicester Gift Card

leicester gift card

If you can’t quite decide what to give them then why not let them choose themselves? The Leicester Gift Card can be redeemed in over 100 businesses in town from independent shops, large retailers, leisure activities, restaurants, coffee shops and more. There’s never been more choice on a gift card in the city before. Buy online from


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