Contact UsFront of LCB Depot in Rutland Street

General Enquiries

For all general enquiries, including media queries, please contact: 

LCB Depot
31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE
Email | Tel 0116 261 6800


Opening hours August 2020
LCB Depot opens to the public Monday to Friday 9.00am to 
Our cafe-bar
Grays is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
We're also open on evenings and weekends for social and cultural events - see our
Events Diary

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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

Twitter: @makersyard


Alongside other arts/cultural/music venues in the area (2 Queens StudiosAthena, Brick & BeamCurveLeicester Print Workshop, Phoenix, PPLPRSSoundhouse. The Shed) and local pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants, LCB aims to help make the Cultural Quarter a dynamic and inspiring destination.. We support the aims of BID Leicester and independent Leicester in promoting city centre and indie businesses.

LCB Depot is run by Leicester City Council | City Development & Neighbourhoods | Tourism, Culture & Inward Investment.

See architects Ash Sakula's design brochure for LCB Depot, which opened in 2004 on the site of a former bus admin office. Watch the video LCB 10 - a celebration of our tenth anniversary in 2014.

Find Us

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.

By car

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

(A) 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 then immediately right into Wigston Street (past Manhattan cafe/bar on your left) to Rutland Street and our main entrance in front of you..You can't park here but you can try a nifty reverse and drop off/pick up.

[There are now bollards across the road that stop vehicle traffic from going beyond the NCP car park and past Curve and round past Orton Square.]

(B) 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 (for quick drop-off or pickup, reverse niftily back along Rutland Street); 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 30m along on your left

(C) 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 after 10 metres, round past the Ale Wagon into Colton Street.  Call 0116 261 6800 when you arrive to ask us to open the gates for you. Please park alongside the big wall on your left (painted with a big Cherry Pie image) and not beyond the big wheeled planter.

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 (Johals letting agency is on the opposite corner) and across the end of Colton Street, towards the former 1930s Odeon cinema that's now Athena - we’re before you get to Athena, on the right, with big orange perspex cubes above our sliding glass door at number 31.

By bus

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 Loughborough, 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/Causeway 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. There are cycle racks in Rutland Street, across the road from us in front of the Manhattan bar. 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 August 2020 LCB Depot has a partnership with NCP that allows our tenant businesses all-day parking for £5.50 at the multistorey NCP Rutland Centre  (just across the road from LCB Depot). Tenants' NCP parking tickets need to be validated at the little blue machine in our post room at LCB Depot to receive this discounted rate. We no longer offer this discount to visitors other than our tenants. [Normal NCP Rutland Centre parking charges are, at September 2020 : up to 1 hour £3.50 / 1-2 hours £7 / 2-3 hours £10.50 / 3-4 hours £14 / 4-5 hours £17.50 / 5-6 hours £21 / 6-24 hours £24.50. It's even cheaper with the NCP ParkPass App - £6.50 for 24 hours (limited offer).

Nearby Lee Circle NCP Car Park charges £3.50 (£3 with ParkPass App) for 24 hours inside the multistorey - higher charges apply in its outside ground floor car park e.g. 3-24 hours costs £8.80.

When you return to the car park, Insert your validated ticket into the pay machine and then pay the discounted rate.


There is a small outdoor car park in Yeoman Street, the
NCP Rutland Centre Short Stay Car  Park. Charges are up to 1 hour £0.80 / up to 2 hours £2.50 / up to 4 hours £12 / 24 hours £24 / Early Bird (enter between 4am and 9.30am and leave before 11.59pm same day) £6.

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 (up to 3 hours), £4 (up to 4 hours), £6 (up to 6 hours), £8 (up to 9 hours) and £9 (up to 12 hours), between 6am and 5pm Monday to Saturday. Evening parking here Mon-Sat 5pm to 6am costs a flat Night Owl 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 Rutland Street & Granby Street.

Staying over? 

Our nearest hotel is the Ramada Encore, just a minute's walk away at the junction of Charles Street and Halford Street. 

Check out more Leicester hotels


Events at LCB Depot

LCB Depot aims to create a stimulating and interesting programme of events to enrich the cultural and entertainment offer of Leicester's Cultural Quarter, in conjunction and in sympathy with the local community of residents, businesses and visitors.

If you have concerns about any aspect of our events, such as noise from music or crowds, please contact our designated premises supervisor on 0116 261 6805.

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