Caribbean Carnival comes to Leicester’s streets this weekend

Leicester’s streets will come alive with the sights and sounds of the tropics this weekend for the city’s annual Caribbean Carnival.

The festivities are among the city’s biggest and most popular events, with thousands of spectators both watching the parade through the city and joining in the celebrations on Victoria Park.

This year’s event take place on Saturday 3 August and will leave the Granville Road entrance to Victoria Park for 1pm.

The carnival will then head into Leicester city centre before returning to Victoria Park for more celebrations including Caribbean food, drink and live music.

The event will involve a number of road closures and changes to bus stops on the day to allow for the procession to take place.

The procession route includes London Road, Waterloo Way, Charles Street, Humberstone Gate, Gallowtree Gate, Granby Street, Northampton Street, and back onto Charles Street before returning along London Road to Victoria Park.

Buses will not operate along London Road between Victoria Park and the city centre from 12.30pm until late afternoon.

Haymarket Bus station will remain operational throughout the afternoon. Coach and bus services departing from St Margaret’s Bus Station will not be affected.

Vehicles will not be able to access Leicester railway station during the road closure. Arrangements for Hackney carriages to and from the station will be via nearby Sparkenhoe Street and Conduit Street. 

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