For all general enquiries, including media queries, please contact: LCB Depot
31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE
Email firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel 0116 261 6800Twitter: @lcbdepot Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lcbdepot
Opening hoursLCB Depot opens to the public Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm.
Our cafe-bar Grays is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm
We're also open on some evenings and weekends for special events - see our Events DiaryNews
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LCB Depot manages two other workspaces in Leicester's Cultural Quarter:
Phoenix workspaces: Phoenix Square, 4 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG
Click here to go to the Phoenix website - Leicester's Independent Cinema, Art Centre & Café Bar
Makers' Yard: 82-86 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB
LCB Depot supports the Cultural Quarter Association,
which helps raise the profile and shape the future of Leicester's Cultural Quarter. Alongside other arts/cultural venues in the area (2 Queens Studios
, Echo Factory
, Leicester Print Workshop
, Seed Creative Hub
) and local pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants, we aim to make the Cultural Quarter a dynamic and inspiring destination.
See architects Ash Sakula's design brochure
for LCB Depot.Directions : Click here to find LCB Depot on Google Maps. For more info on visiting Leicester, and a city centre map, see the Visit Leicester website.
Set your Satnav to our postcode LE1 1RE, or to LE1 1TQ to find the NCP Rutland Centre car park in Halford Street (see Parking below).
Rutland Street is in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, just inside the east edge of the inner ring road, the A594 St George’s Way
From 8 May 2016 an experimental traffic scheme in the Orton Square area starts, which will affect how vehicles can drive to and park around LCB Depot (changes to one-way direction, & Pay & Display parking, restricted access to Orton Square) - see this summary of changes
From the St George's Retail Park roundabout where the inner ring road meets the A47 , turn into Humberstone Gate, carry on until Sainsbury's is on your right then turn left into Yeoman Street between The Old Black Lion pub and Subway. [If you miss this turn, just carry on up to the lights and turn left into Charles Street between the green Cash Shop on your left and the blue Schoolwear Centre on your right, then turn left into Yeoman Lane - see next paragraph]. Yeoman Street runs into Halford Street where you turn left (only) and sweep past the NCP car park, round past Curve theatre and St George's churchyard into Rutland Street and our entrance on your left. You can only do this up to 11am Sunday to Friday or up to 9am on Saturdays as bollards will close the Rutland Street U-bend around Orton Square.
If you're driving south along Charles Street, away from the Haymarket Bus Station towards the train station, there's no left turn into Rutland Street - you need to turn left two streets before that into the narrow, easy-to-miss Yeoman Lane between Everyday Loans (the grey, 14-floor tower block - the tallest on Charles Street) and William Hill, turn right at the end into Yeoman Street, follow the road round to the left into Halford Street then
(1) drive up to the NCP car park on your left just before Curve to park there, or
(2) turn immediately right into Wigston Street and up to Rutland Street to our main entrance in front of you; or to get to our rear courtyard sweep right past our main entrance on your left and turn left before the lights into Colton Street to get to our rear courtyard gates
From the south go past the train station on London Road (A6) on your right and turn left just past the Art-Deco Blunts Shoes building into Charles Street. At the lights filter right and turn into Rutland Street, (between The Ale Wagon pub and Taylors's Property Services), then
(1) To park in the NCP Rutland Centre, take the first left turn into Yeoman Street and turn right into Halford Street - you'll see the yellow NCP car park entrance on your leftt. Once parked, come back across Wigston Street to our main entrance; or
(2) To get to our rear courtyard gates, turn immediately right from Rutland Street into Colton Street - the gates are 30m along on the left.
Check local roadworks, closures and incidents at Leicester Roadworks and BBC Leicester.
Train – a five-minute walk from Leicester train station
Turn right out of the station onto London Road and at the Pelican crossing go over St Georges Way into Granby Street - the art-deco Blunts Shoes building is on your right. Just past the Mercure Grand Hotel on your left, turn right into Rutland Street between Tesco Express and Ladbrokes and cross over Charles Street. (The 5-storey, cream-coloured City Hall, home of Leicester City Council, is on your left). Carry on along Rutland Street past the side of the Ale Wagon pub and across the end of Colton Street, towards the former 1930s cinema that's now Athena - we’re on the right, with big orange perspex cubes above our door.
Park & Ride:
Leicester has three full-time Park & Ride sites:
103 Meynells Gorse - at the A47/B5380 Braunstone Crossroads junction on Hinckley Road, west of the city, at LE3 3LF
203 Enderby - off the B4114, opposite the police HQ, south west of the city, at LE19 2AB
303 Birstall - off the A6 towards Loughbrough, just south of its junction with the A46, north of the city, at LE4 4NP
The 103 & 203 buses stop at St Nicholas Circle (the new Jubilee Square at the top of the High Street); the 303 stops at Haymarket Bus Station/Caueway Lane, both within 10 minutes walk away.
See more Leicester Park & Ride info
City buses: Most city centre bus stops, and the NEW Haymarket bus station and St Margaret’s bus station, are within 5 minutes’ walk of LCB Depot. Bus maps showing routes, services and stops are on the Leicester City Council website. For bus timetables, routes and travel planning contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit the Traveline website
On foot/ bike
If you’re in the city centre, follow the black signposts to Curve and Phoenix Square. We’re just to the east of Charles Street, and north west from the rail station. Find us at the back of the new grey Ramada Encore hotel, and behind Chutney Ivy restaurant. We're on Rutland Street, halfway between the Ale Wagon pub and the Athena banqueting venue (former Odeon cinema). Look for the big orange perspex cubes above our door.
From the Visit Leicester Centre (at the South end of Gallowtree Gate at the junction with Granby Street & Horsefair Street) go down Halford Street, cross Charles Street, go past Ramada Encore and Chutney Ivy, turn right into Wigston Street to approach our front door.
We have cycle racks in our courtyard at the rear of our café/bar – wheel your bike into our café/bar through our Rutland Street main door, across the cafe and out the back door. As LCB Depot is a city-centre venue, a good quality cycle lock is recommended. We have a lockable cycle store for our tenant businesses.
We have no general onsite parking, but parking options in the area include:
NCP Rutland Centre 24 hour multi-storey, Halford Street LE1 1TQ 526 spaces, 1.93m max height
NCP Lee Circle, LE1 3RE, open 7 days 6am – 9pm (forecourt open 24/7) 1070 spaces, 1.93m max height
NCP Discount LCB Depot has a partnership with NCP that allows our customers all-day parking for £5 at NCP Rutland Centre (just across the road from LCB Depot) and for £3.30 at nearby NCP Lee Circle. Your NCP parking ticket needs to be validated at the little blue machine on Grays cafe counter at LCB Depot to receive this discounted rate. [Normal NCP Rutland Centre parking charges are : up to 1 hour £4 / 1-2 hours £8 / 2-4 hours £12 / 4-6 hours £16 / 6-24 hours £24; the normal Lee Circle charge is £4.50 for 24 hours]. When you return to the car park, Insert your validated ticket into the pay machine and then pay the discounted rate.
A pay and display car park is available next to Phoenix (entrance on Burton Street LE1 1TE). Parking costs £1 (up to one hour), £3 (1-3 hours), £4 (3-4 hours), £6 (4-6 hours), £8 (6-9 hours) and £9 (9-12 hours), between 6am and 6pm Monday to Saturday. Evening parking here Mon-Sat 6pm to 6am costs a flat rate of £2 ; on Sundays and Bank Holidays there is a £1 charge and a maximum stay of four hours.
There is a 40-space Pay & Display car park in Queen Street behind Athena (enter through the old Leicestershire Butchers Hide, Skin & Fat Company arch) charging (for example) £1.90 for 3 hours and £4.60 for 6 hours 6.30am-6.30pm, and £2.50 after 6.30pm, Monday to Sunday.
City centre on-street meter parking
Charges apply Monday to Saturday from 6am to 6.00pm, and on Bank Holidays and Sundays in some streets - check the prices, times and days on the meter you use.
Monday to Saturday £1 for 1 hour, £3 for up to 2 hours, with a 2-hour maximum stay (or £2 for up to 3 hours in some streets)
On Bank Holidays parking costs £1 for up to 3 hours maximum in central areas, or is free in others
On Sundays parking is free in most streets (or £1 for up to 3 hours in others).
Click here for more info on parking in Leicester city centre.
Our secure rear courtyard - accessible from Colton Street - offers parking for disabled visitors, and short-term loading / unloading for our tenants and visiting contractors.
Cashpoints - the nearest two cashpoint machines to LCB Depot are at the Lifestyle Express store at the junction of Halford Street & Charles Street (just along from the entrance to City Hall); and at Tesco Express, at the junction of Halford Street & Granby Street.
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