The blog from the heart of Leicester's Clarendon Park

  • 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…

  • Ghost sign in Clarendon Park, Leicester - Parkinsons

    Ghost Signs of Clarendon Park

    Ghost signs are everyday whispers of the past. These painted advertisements, faded and largely ignored, give a tantalising glimpse into the recent history of an area. Clarendon…

  • 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…