The best place to live in the Leicestershire and Rutland as voted in 2022, Market Harborough is a charming market town full of history, culture, delicious food and independent retailers.

While there be sure to visit the iconic stilted Old Grammar School in the town centre, enjoy lunch in one of our delicious eateries or grab some food to go and sit in the tranquil memorial gardens following off from the town square displaying the memorial statue.

The Harborough Museum, displaying the famous Hallaton Treasure, and the Harborough Theatre are both located in the heart of the town centre.

Carrying on an 800 year old tradition of trading in the heart of the town, Harborough Indoor Market should be on your list to visit. With over 60 independent traders there is something for everyone!


Market Harborough is home to many unique independent retailers including clothing boutiques, quaint gift shops and hidden cafes which are dotted around the town centre, ensuring you’ll find somewhere that takes your fancy.

Find them using the Market Harborough town map, developed by the local retailers group Harbs Collective and supported by Harborough District Council. You can pick one up from Market Harborough retailers and the library. Hire mobility aids & scooters from Harborough Shopmobility.


A unique market town in the district which offers a range of shops, cafes and restaurants

Found at the southernmost tip of Leicestershire, Lutterworth is an attractive market town which has twice made a mark in history. In the fourteenth century John Wycliffe led the pioneering translation of the Bible into English and, more than five hundred years later, Sir Frank Whittle developed the Jet Engine at the Ladywood Works off Leicester Road, Lutterworth.


Alongside the history, Lutterworth boasts unique, independent retailers ensuring you can find something special down every street.

Visit the independent retailers who often join together to create town events, trails and more. Lutterworth also holds a market every Thursday which delves into the old Market Town’s heritage.


A large village situated in the south of Leicestershire

Visit Broughton Astley to discover Sutton in the Elms: the oldest Baptist Church in Leicestershire, founded around 1646. Located in the south of Leicestershire, around 9 miles from the centre of Leicester and roughly 7 miles from the M1, Broughton Astley is easily accessible and a unique village to explore.


Historic villages located on the A6 between Leicester and Market Harborough

Kibworth is made up of two villages: Kibworth Beauchamp and Kibworth Harcourt. Learn the fascinating heritage of the villages by visiting the Online Museum, take a walk through history using the Heritage Trails and discover even more by watching The Story of England, which explores Kibworth throughout English history.



Take a look at our interactive map to find things to do in the Harborough District.


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