Once an independent village, modern Wigston is a suburb of the English city of Leicester, 100 miles north of London. Wigston’s recorded history stretches back nearly one thousand years, with Hugh de Grandmesnil named as owner in the 1086 Domesday survey, when the population included 44 serfs. A 20-minute drive from the bars, restaurants and shopping of downtown Leicester, Wigston has only one hotel, but several are within a 15-minute drive. Nearby attractions include Wigston Swimming Pool, Glencorse Golf Club and Leicester Racecourse.
Best Western Leicester Stage Hotel
Set on the northern edge of Wigston, a 15-minute drive from downtown Leicester, the Best Western Leicester Stage Hotel has 79 rooms and offers free parking. The on-site Fields Restaurant serves an a la carte menu featuring modern European dishes. Nearby alternative eateries include the Moghul Durbar, a few steps away and serving Indian and Chinese food, and Timo Italian Restaurant, a 10-minute drive away. Horse racing fans can visit Leicester Racecourse, a five-minute drive from the hotel.
Westfield House Hotel
A 10-minute drive from Wigston and five miles from central Leicester, the Westfield House Hotel in the village of Blaby is housed in an Edwardian property. On-site leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym and solarium, while the spa offers aromatherapy, massages and beauty treatments. The hotel’s Hunters Restaurant serves a modern English menu with international influences. Sample the delights of an English village pub at the Old Vicarage, a 10-minute walk from the hotel. The pub serves real ales, and the menu features traditional British favorites.
The Regency Hotel
The Regency Hotel is in the Leicester suburb of Stoneygate, two miles from the city center and a 15-minute drive from Wigston. The hotel occupies an Edwardian building from 1902 that retains many original features. The on-site Town House Restaurant serves a contemporary seasonal menu in a room decorated in Victorian style, while Langtry’s Conservatory offers informal dining including English favorites like fish and chips. The Regency schedules regular entertainment evenings, which include a three-course dinner, with themes like murder mystery, soul music and jazz.
Leicester Marriott Hotel
Five miles west of Wigston, the contemporary Leicester Marriott Hotel, which has an atrium lobby rising the height of the hotel’s five floors, is a 15-minute drive from downtown Leicester. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a sauna and offers complimentary fitness classes for guests. On-site dining options consist of the Mixx, which serves dishes with European and Asian influences; the Atrium Lounge, offering an international menu; and Tanners Bar, featuring light meals and snacks.