The blog from the heart of Leicester's Clarendon Park

  • Close up of tennis ball on tennis court

    Sporty Clarendon Park

    Anyone for tennis? Clarendon Park is right next to The Leicestershire Tennis and Squash Club, one of the largest and oldest tennis clubs in the world. Perhaps you’ve been…

  • Lyric: Clarendon Park’s Electric Theatre

    A cinema in Clarendon Park? You bet. For a brief stint in the 1920s, 64 Clarendon Park Road (now the Chinese Christian Church) was home to the “Lyric Electric…

  • Interior of Real Ale Classroom on Allandale Road, Stoneygate, Leicester

    Nightcaps and Nibbles in Stoneygate

    The Allandale Road and Francis Street shopping area has long been one of Leicester’s go-to destinations for cutesy independent gift shops, high-end grooming and a generally more…

  • Northern Cobbler logo on the window of their shop on the corner of Clarendon Park Road and Queens Road in Leicester

    7 more things you never knew about Clarendon Park

    Ever wondered what the word ‘babelas’ actually means? Or why the board outside Morelli’s barbers shows the proprietor in the guise of a devil surrounded by…

    Maiyango restaurant on St Nicholas Place in Leicester, 2017

    Farewell Maiyango

    I’ve been tempted a little further afield for this post in order to pay homage to my all-time favourite Leicester restaurant, which is closing later this…

    Barceloneta restaurant on Queens Road in Leicester's Clarendon Park

    Review: Barceloneta

    The colourful exteriors of Barceloneta and its neighbours, Salvador Deli and Bar Dos Hermanos, have over the years become synonymous with Queens Road itself. The three…