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MRSC Meeting Points & Leicester Guide 2017

12th December 2017 By Munster Rugby Supporters Club

MRSC Meeting Points & Leicester Guide 2017

Munster play Leicester Tigers in Round 4 of Pool 1 in the European Champions Cup on Sunday 17th of December in Welford Road, hoping to go one better than last season and take a victory home.

Munster play Leicester Tigers in Round 4 of Pool 1 in the European Champions Cup on Sunday 17th of December in Welford Road, hoping to go one better than last season and take a victory home.

We hope that this guide will give you some useful links and tips to make your weekend more enjoyable.

The MRSC have organised three official meeting points for this game, within 5 minutes of each other and 15 minutes of Welford Road.

Hogarths, 5-9 Hotel Street, Leicester

Hogarths will once again welcome Munster Supporters and will have a number of specials for Munster Rugby Supporters over the weekend as they did last season.

For more information please view the following link. https://hogarthsbars.co.uk/

Please note: Hogarths is an Over 18s only Venue.

The Bowling Green Bar, 44 Oxford Street

The Bowling Green will also have a number of offers for Munster Supporters all weekend, a  friendly venue frequented by many Munster Supporters over the years.

The Bowling Green is 5 minutes walk from Welford Road and is a popular venue for Leicester Tigers supporters also. They offer a very good menu and 2 for 1 deals on food, with a wide range of offers on beverages also.

The Bowling Green is a family friendly venue – children are welcome with their parents/guardian. For more on the Bowling Green: https://www.greatukpubs.co.uk/thebowlinggreenleicester

The Distillery, 27 Market Street

Newly opened, the Distillery is from the same group as The Bowling Green and is family friendly also.

Offering a large range of meals and snacks, The Distillery is waiting to welcome you to their venue over the weekend.  For more on The Distillery: https://www.craft-pubs.co.uk/thedistilleryleicester

Our History

For the 2017/2018 Champions Cup Munster once again are drawn against one of the traditional powerhouse of English Rugby “Leicester Tigers”

Our history in these fixtures across the years range from the infamous “Hand of Back” to “ROG in the Rain” to last year’s back to back home victories for the teams and not forgetting Saturdays great performance by our Team in Thomond

Getting There

By Plane
All airports in London, Birmingham and Luton have frequent connections to Leicester by rail, bus, by transfer or direct means.

By Train 

  • Leicester lies on the London-Sheffield and the Birmingham-Stansted lines
  • Approximate journey-times and frequencies of trains are:
  • From London (St Pancras station):70-90 minutes/four times an hour
  • From Birmingham (New Street station): 60 minutes/twice an hour
  • From Luton (Airport Parkway station): 60 minutes/hourly
  • From Stansted Airport: 2 hours 30 minutes/approximately hour

Getting to the Stadium

  • Welford Road is situated at Aylestone Road, Leicester, LE2 7TR. It is within walking distance of the city centre (15-20 minutes).

From London Road Railway Station:

London Road Railway Station is a 15 minute walk from the stadium. Upon arrival turn right out of the station, cross the road, turn left on to Waterloo Way, continue to the top of the hill onto Tigers Way and Welford Road is directly in front

Things To Do
Have some time to spare whilst supporting Munster in Leicester? Leicester is a unique city and a wonderful place to visit, with a superb range of visitor attractions and shopping that is second to none. It’s a city that combines the finest English traditions with multicultural activities and the cosmopolitan buzz of city life.

Filling a Gap
Leicester’s cultural diversity is reflected in the stunning range of cuisine available, with restaurants representing all corners of the globe. On top of all that, you can be safe in the knowledge that you will never be far from a great curry house! For something a bit more familiar, Leicester’s newly developed restaurant quarter has all the big names you’d expect

Spend, Spend, Spend (To be used only in cases of emergencies!)
The High Cross Shopping Centre is recommended as a one stop shopping experience.

A Slice of Culture
One of the cultural hubs in Leicester is Melton Road where you can find many authentic shops and restaurants. Melton Road is also home to the city’s Diwali celebrations. Leicester’s Cultural Quarter has the Curve Theatre at its heart, along with fantastic bars and restaurants to really make an evening of a trip to the theatre. The Cultural Quarter is also the base for several designers and artists, with gallery space to display local work

Did you know?

  • Over 330,000 people live in Leicester, making it the tenth largest city in the UK.
  • Leicester boasts the largest proportion of people aged 19 and under in the East Midlands – it’s a youthful city with plenty to do
  • The exact centre of England is in Leicestershire marked with a sign on a farm just outside Fenney Drayton.
  • Leicester hosts the biggest Diwali celebrations outside India.
  • Leicester is the birthplace of Walkers Crisps!

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