Discover the gruesome past of Leicester's Guildhall
One of the oldest civic buildings in the country, Leicester’s Guildhall stands beside Leicester Cathedral and has many gruesome stories to tell.
It’s also reputedly the city’s most haunted building, claiming five ghosts including the mysterious White Lady, who makes her presence known in the library.
Originally constructed in the late 14th century and since extended, the Guildhall had various purposes. It was Leicester's first police station, housing prison cells and the Constable's House. One of the eerie cells of the old gaol features a reconstructed gibbet, conjuring up thoughts of bygone horrors. You’ll learn that in 1832, Leicester was the last place in England to display the hanged bodies of convicts in this dastardly manner.
The Guildhall hosts many events throughout the year including music, comedy and children's activities.
For more local tourist information:
- Visit Leicester Information Centre
- Contact Details 0116 299 4444
- Website Visit Leicester