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Maps, directions and prominent features

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By car

Leicester City centre is based in the Midlands. Make your journey to Leicester City centre. Then see the details on the zoomed-in interactive map below.

By train

East Midland Trains line and Cross Country Trains line all go to Leicester Train Station. From Leicester Train Station, walk up Waterloo Way (which then joins Tigers Way A594) to join the middle of New Walk Yellow map pin icon. It only takes 1 minute to walk from Leicester Train Station.

By bus

The closest bus stops to New Walk Leciester are:

  • Welford Place (on Welford Road) where you will arrive very close to Lower New Walk.
  • Leicester Train Station bus stop (on London Road) where you will arrive very close to the middle of New Walk (very near the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery).
  • Granville Road (off London Road) where you will arrive very close to Upper New Walk.

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(Click/tap on the circle numbers and icons in the map above for more information.)

Finding New Walk Leicester

It is a 10 minute walk from the top of New Walk Capital A in white on a blue circle (Granville Road) to the bottom Capital B in white on a blue circle (Welford Place), which is 0.7 miles (1.1km).

Guide to the map below

  • The thick blue line Thick blue line highlights the length of New Walk. New Walk splits into 2 lanes, for about 10 metres at the top of Upper New Walk (Granville Road).
  • A gold circle with a white number within it White number 1 on a yellow circle, shows prominent sculptures on New Walk.
  • Capital P on a blue circle Car parks.
  • A tree symbol on a blue circle Parks with seating and benches.
  • A yellow line icon of a cup and saucer Nearby cafés.
  • A pictogram person lying on a bed on a blue circle The Belmont Hotel (established in 1930).
  • Pictogram of a woman on the left and man on the right on a blue circle Toilets.

More information on the prominent features marked in the map above

Shows the pink and peach coloured sculpture which is a series of built-up twisting slab forms. The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery is visible behind it

New Walk Leicester

Yellow map pin icon The middle (half way between Upper and Lower) New Walk Leicester.

Photograph of the Concerto sculpture (resembles a violin form) in stainless steel, behind the sculpture is the triangle De Montfort Hall entrance and building

Concerto sculpture

A white number 1 on a yellow circle background By John Sydney Carter FRBS, a Leicestershire sculptor, was unveiled outside De Montfort Hall on 23 June 2010. Commissioned by John Birch to facilitate a statue with a musical connotation to the life of his mother Lois Birch and her love of music. More information can be found on our Art and Sculpture webpage.

Blue round plaque with brief details about Benjamin Burrows

Benjamin Burrows plaque

A white number 2 on a yellow circle background Composer and inventor 1891–1966 taught in this building.

Blue round plaque with some brief details about Ernst William Gimson

Ernest William Gimson plaque

A white number 3 on a yellow circle background Arts and Crafts architect and designer. Born Leicester 21st December 1864, died Sapperton 12th August 1919. Lived here 1870–1886.

Photograph of the Robert Hall statue on New Walk made out of stone. Shows the tall statue on the left with Robert waving, and the greenery of the side of New Walk on the right, leading down to Lower New Walk

Robert Hall Statue

A white number 4 on a yellow circle background Robert Hall’s statue was designed by John Birnie Philip and unveiled in 1871. It is made of 9 feet of white Sicilian marble, on a 12 feet pedestal of polished granite. More information can be found on our Art and Sculpture webpage.

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The Clothier sculpture

A white number 5 on a yellow circle background This marble statue also by John Atkin was erected on New Walk in July 2010. It was commissioned by The Friends of New Walk to commemorate the legacy of the clothing industry in the City and County of Leicester. More information can be found on our Art and Sculpture webpage.

Photograph of a side-on view of the main New Walk Museum and Art Gallery entrance, which is a pillared tall white building with a triangle top

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

A white number 6 on a yellow circle background Open Mon–Fri 11am–4.30pm, Sat–Sun 11am–5pm. The ground floor and 1st floor are typically have more permamnet items and exhibitions. The museum also offers a range of temporary exhibitions and events. There is also a gift and coffee shop. For more information visit their offical webpage or visit our New Walk Museum and Art Gallery webpage.

Round blue plaque with some brief details about Joseph Aloysius Hansom

Jospeh Aloysius Hansom

A white number 7 on a yellow circle background 1803–1882 inventor and architect, designed the central block of this building which was erected in 1836 as the Proprietary School, opened in 1837, and which re-opened as the Town Museum in 1849.

Photograph of The Clicker sculpture by John Atkin (in the photograph on the left). Sculpture resembles a grey human abstract figure. Also shows behind it, New Walk with railings leading up to the middle of New Walk

The Clicker sculpture

A white number 8 on a yellow circle background This bronze sculpture by John Atkin FRBS was erected on New Walk in May 2007. It was commissioned by The Friends of New Walk to commemorate the legacy of the Footwear Industry in the City and County of Leicester. More information can be found on our Art and Sculpture webpage.

Photograph of The Writers' Pavement which is a stone carved typographic peice, embeded into the floor surfacing on the old sight of Leicester City Council building, now in the new piaza and café area near Lower New Walk and Mattioli Woods building

The Writers’ Pavement

A white number 9 on a yellow circle background The pavement was initiated by The Friends of New Walk and unveiled in May 2020. It was designed by Colin Hargrave and Roy Webb, carved by Philip Langmead of Barham Stone Ltd. The pavement aims to enhance New Walk with monuments to the famous of Leicester. More information can be found on our Art and Sculpture webpage.

Photograph of the John Biggs statue green tinged, in the middle with one arm slighty out and hand open, on Welford Place a few metres past the end of Lower New Walk

John Biggs statue

A white number 10 on a yellow circle background John Biggs (1801–1871) was a non-conformist, radical politician, who was Lord Mayor of Leicester in 1840, 1847 and again in 1857. He represented Leicester as a Liberal MP from 1856 to 1862. More information can be found on our Art and Sculpture webpage.