Grand Union Leicester Line...

Comprehensive canal guide to the Leicester Line of the Grand Union with towns & villages in geographical order, each with its own map and community website link. From Birstall to Norton Junction, you will find all amenities that are within reasonable walking distance, recommended moorings, pubs and restaurants and links to places of interest...

BANKS / BUILDING SOCIETIES

Barclays. 119 Sibson Rd. LE4 4NB. 0345 734 5345

Nationwide. 127 Sibson Rd. LE4 4ND. 0800 554 1084

NatWest. 659 Loughborough Rd. LE4 4NT. 0845 788 8444

 

BUSES

Bus 22 (a,b or c) to Leicester. Stop by Garden Centre (same side) Every 20 mins.

Kinchbus 2. (From Garden Centre walk down Beechfield Ave to A6, bus opposite side rd) to Loughborough via Barrow & Sileby. 

 

CASH POINTS / ATMs

ATM @ Co-Op. 19 Wanlip Lane. LE4 4JU.

 

CHEMISTS

Birstall Pharmacy. 4 Whiles Lane. LE4 4EE. 0116 267 7001

 

DOCTORS / HEALTH CENTRES

Greengate Medical Centre. 1 Greengate Lane. LE4 3JF. 0116 267 7901

 

GARDEN CENTRES / NURSERIES

Birstall Garden Centre. 27-35 Sibson Rd. LE4 4DX. 0116 267 7091

BIRSTALL WATERGARDENS CENTRE. 19-35 SIBSON RD. LE4 4DX. 0116 267 6121

 

HAIRDRESSERS / BARBERS

The Barber Shop. Front St. LE4 4DP. 07973 409715  

Shapes Hairdressing. 291 Birstall Rd. LE4 4DJ. 0800 756 5606 

 

LIBRARIES / MUSEUMS

Birstall Library. Wanlip Lane. LE4 4JU. 0116 305 8756

 

PLACES OF INTEREST

Watermead Country Park

 

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Birstall Methodist Church. Wanlip Lane. LE4 4JS.

St James The Great. Church Hill. LE4 4

St Theresa RC Church. Front St. LE4 4DQ.

 

PUBS / RESTAURANTS

The Earl Of Stamford. Front St. LE4 4QD. 0116 267 5688

The Old Plough. 18 Front St. LE4 4DP. 0116 267 4836

The White Horse. White Horse Lane. LE4 4EF. 0116 267 1038

 

SHOPS / SUPERMARKETS

Co-Operative Foods. 19 Wanlip Lane. LE4 4JU. 0116 267 7915

Tesco Express. 139 Sibson Rd. LE4 4ND. 0345 026 9883

 

TAKEAWAYS

Aroma Spice. 17 Sibson Rd. LE4 4DX. 0116 267 7458

BIRSTALL FISHERIES. 1 SIBSON RD. LE4 4DX. 0116 267 4064 (Fish & Chips)

 

TAXIS

Birstall Cabs. 64 Front St. LE4 4DP. 0116 220 0002

 

VETS

Medivet Birstall. 84 Sibson Rd. LE4 4NA 0116 267 3518

CHEMISTS

Boots Pharmacy. Thurmaston SC. 9 Barkby Thorpe Lane. LE4 8GP. 0116 269 4948

 

SHOPPING CENTRES / RETAIL PARKS

Thurmaston Sc. 9 Barkby Thorpe Lane. LE4 8GP. 

 

SHOPS / SUPERMARKETS

Asda Thurmaston Superstore. Barkby Thorpe Ln. LE4 8GN. 0116 264 5300 

CAFES / TEAROOMS

Kings Lock Tearooms. (Lock 38) Marsden Lane. LE2 8LR. 07722 542034

(Thurs-Sun 11-4. Family run, dog friendly) 

Lounge Cafe Bar. 733 Aylestone Rd. LE2 8TG. 0116 283 8000

 

CAR HIRE

Enterprise Rent-A-Car. 29 Lutterworth Rd. LE2 8PH. 0116 244 0808

 

CHEMISTS

Lloyds Pharmacy. 755 Aylestone Rd. LE2 8TG. 0116 283 2548

 

DOCTORS / HEALTH CENTRES

The Surgery @ Aylestone. 672 Aylestone Rd. LE2 8PR. 0844 815 1485

 

POST OFFICES

Aylestone Po. 1 Earl Russell St. LE2 8LH. 

 

PUBS / RESTAURANTS

The Black Horse. 65 Narrow Lane. LE2 8NA. 0116 283 7225 (Pub Grub/Occ Live Music)

Union Inn. 24/7 Middleton St. LE2 8LU. 07970 553424 (Sports Pub)

 

SHOPS / SUPERMARKETS

Co-Operative Food. 729 Aylestone Rd. LE2 8TG. 0116 283 1882

Tesco Express. 9-13 Lutterworth Rd. LE2 8PH. 0345 610 2683

 

TAKEAWAYS

The Ocean. 4a Lutterworth Rd. LE2 8PE. 0116 283 4764 (Fish & Chips)

Wishful House. 6 Lutterworth Rd. LE2 8PE. 0116 283 8688 (Chinese)

 

TAXIS

Aylestone Taxis. 753 Aylestone Rd. LE2 8TG. 0116 233 8888 

LIBRARIES / MUSEUMS

Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens. The Newarke. LE2 7BY. 0116 225 4980 

 

PUBS / RESTAURANTS

Soar Point. The Newarke. LE2 7BY. 0116 204 4911

Sumo. 54 Braunston Gate. LE3 5LG. 0116 285 6536 (Live bands. DJs)

BANKS

HSBC. 1 Forge Corner. Enderby Rd. LE8 4FZ. 0345 740 4404 

Lloyds. Crossway Houses. 13 Lutterworth Rd. LE8 4DD. 0345 300 0000 

Santander. 9 Crossways Rd. LE8 4DD. 0845 765 4321

 

CAFES / TEAROOMS

Blaby Tearooms. 1A Lutterworth Rd. LE8 4DW. 0116 277 1677 

Coffee Bean. 5 Forge Corner. LE8 4FZ. 0116 277 2499 

Coffee Cosmo. 2 Sycamore St. LE8 4FJ. 

 

CHEMISTS

Lloyds Pharmacy. 1 Villiers Court. LE8 4HP. 0116 227 1408

 

DOCTORS / HEALTH CENTRES

Northfield Medical Centre. 12 Villiers Court. LE8 4NS. 0116 319 2203 

 

HOTELS / B&BS

Blaby Westfield House Hotel. 15 Enderby Rd. LE8 4GD. 0116 278 7898 

 

LIBRARIES / MUSEUMS

Blaby Library. Lutterworth Rd. LE8 4DW. 0116 305 3516 

 

POST OFFICES

Blaby PO. 1-3 Leicester Rd. LE8 4GR. 0116 277 1482 (From The Heart Card & Gift Store)

 

PUBS / RESTAURANTS

Bakers Arms Inn. The Green. LE8 4FQ. 0116 278 7253 

Black Horse. Sycamore St. LE8 4FJ. 0116 277 1209 

Chamelee Indian Restaurant. 2 Sycamore St. LE8 4FJ. 0116 277 1179 

Double Dragon. 9 Enderby Rd LE8 4GD. 0116 277 4178 (Chinese Restaurant) 

Fox & Tiger. 4 Lutterworth Rd. LE8 4DN. 0116 277 1166 

 

SHOPS / SUPERMARKETS

Aldi. Brackley Court. Welford Rd. LE8 4HY. 0800 042 0800

Waitrose. 8 John's Court. Lutterworth Rd. LE8 4DJ. 0116 277 5158 

 

TAKEAWAYS

Blaby Chippy. 2 John's Court. LE8 4DJ. 0116 277 4624  

BAKERIES

Jacobs Bakery. Canal St. LE18 4PQ. 0116 278 5133 

Milners. 50B Blaby Rd. LE18 4SD. 0116 277 5159 

 

BICYCLE SHOPS

South Wigston Cycle Centre. 60 Blaby Rd. LE18 4SD. 0116 247 7900 

 

CHEMISTS

Well South Wigston. 64 Blaby Rd. LE18 4SD. 0116 278 5160 

 

DOCTORS / HEALTH CENTRES

South Wigston Health Centre. 80 Blaby Rd. LE18 4SE. 0116 278 2028

Two Steeples Medical Centre. Abington Close. LE18 4PH. 0116 288 2566 

 

FISHING TACKLE SHOPS

Wigston Tackle. 93 Blaby Rd. LE18 4PB. 0116 278 8768 

 

LAUNDERETTES / DRY CLEANERS

South Wigston Launderette. 69 Blaby Rd. Corner of Blaby St and Dunton St. (Coin-operated)

 

PUBS / RESTAURANTS

1852 Brewery Co Ltd. 2 Station Rd. LE18 2DH. 0116 288 3031 

Spice Of India. 67 Blaby Rd. LE18 4PA. 0116 278 6236

 

SHOPS / SUPERMARKETS

Co-operative Foods. 79 Blaby Rd. LE18 4BP. 0116 278 2815 

Tesco Superstore. Blaby Rd. LE18 4SE. 0345 677 9874 

 

TAKEAWAYS

Chip Stop Fish & Chips. 50B Blaby Rd. LE18 4SD. 0116 277 5599 

Tandoori Kitchen. 87 Blaby Rd. LE18 4PB. 0116 277 7294 

Wans Kitchen. 16 Blaby Rd. LE18 4SB. 0116 278 5407 

PUBS / RESTAURANTS

The Navigation. Welford Rd. LE18 3TB. 0116 288 2280 (Fab pub/great food/dog friendly)

Lovely moorings looking out over Wistow Park (between Br 78 & 79)

Wistow Rural Centre. Kibworth Rd. LE8 0QF. 0116 (wrong side of canal but accessible to keen walkers / those with bicycles or cars)

A well trodden and worthwhile walk from the canal across a field... (10mins?) 

Summer 2017 towpath damaged & very overgrown so moorings limited around Br 73...

BANKS / BUILDING SOCIETIES

Nationwide. 3 Forge Close. LE8 8DA. 0800 554 0888 

 

BUTCHERS

Williams Butchers. 1 Main St. LE8 8AP. 0116 240 2407

 

CHEMISTS

Parade Pharmacy. 8 High St. LE8 8AJ. 0116 240 2022 

 

DOCTORS / HEALTH CENTRES

Kibworth Health Centre. 6A High St. LE8 8AJ. 0116 279 3308 

 

HAIRDRESSERS / BARBERS

Inspirations. Saddington Rd. LE8 8AX. 0116 240 2020 

Mirage Hair Designs. The Parade. LE8 8AY. 0116 240 2018

 

LIBRARIES / MUSEUMS

Fleckney Library. 8 School St. LE8 8AS. 0116 305 3585

 

NEWSAGENTS

Mercury News. 3 High St. LE8 8AJ. 0116 240 2234

 

POST OFFICES

Fleckney PO. 14 High St. LE8 8AJ. 0116 240 2201 

 

PUBS / RESTAURANTS

The Crown Of India. 6 Leicester Rd. LE8 8BF. 0116 240 4580  

The Golden Shield. 46 Main St. LE8 8AN. 0116 240 2366 

The Old Crown Inn. 7 High St. LE8 8AJ. 0116 240 2223 

 

SHOPS / SUPERMARKETS

Co-operative Foods. 26-30 High St. LE8 8AJ. 0116 240 3636 

 

TAKEAWAYS

Capital House. 6B High St. LE8 8AJ. 0116 240 3637

Fleckney Fish Bar. 24 High St. LE8 8AJ. 0116 240 2602 *R 

LAUNDERETTES / DRY CLEANERS

Bridge 61 Laundry. Bottom Lock. 0116 279 2285 (Key from Bar for washer + tokens for dryer)

 

PUBS / RESTAURANTS

Black Horse. Main St. LE16 7RD. 01858 545250 

Bridge 61. Bottom Lock. Gumley Rd. LE16 7RA. 0116 279 2285

(Fab pub/food/canalside garden/shop/chandlery/shower/laundry/dogs welcome)*R

Foxton Locks Inn. Bottom Lock. Gumley Rd. LE16 7RA. 0116 279 1515

Texas Steakhouse. 60 Main St. LE16 7RB. 01858 545964

 

SHOPS / SUPERMARKETS

Bridge 61 Shop. Bottom Lock. 0116 279 2285. (Chandlery/Groceries/Meat to order)

BUSES

Bus Sapphire X3 near Basin takes you to Market Harborough/Leicester (or X7 to Northampton)

 

DOCTORS / HEALTH CENTRES

Market Harborough Medical Centre. 67 Coventry Rd. LE16 9BX. 01858 464242 

 

HOLIDAY BOATS / DAY HIRE

Canal Boat Holiday. Canal Basin. Leicester Rd. LE16 7UW. 0800 389 8004 

 

HOSPITALS

Market Harborough & District Hospital. 58 Coventry Rd. LE16 9DD. 01858 410500 

 

HOTELS / B&Bs

The Angel Hotel & Restaurant. 37 High St. LE16 7AF. 01858 462702 

The Three Swans Hotel. 21 High St. LE16 7NJ. 01858 466644 

 

MARINAS /BOATYARDS

Union Wharf Narrowboats. Canal Basin. Leicester Rd. LE16 7AY. 01858 432123 

 

PLACES OF INTEREST

The Square. High St. LE16 9HB.

 

PUBS / RESTAURANTS

Nags Head. 24 Church St. LE16 7AA. 01858 466612

Red Cow Pub. 59-60 High St. LE16 7AF. 01858 461635 

Sugar Loaf. 18 High St. LE16 7NJ. 01858 469231 (Wetherspoon) 

The Waterfront. Union Wharf. LE16 7UW. 01858 434702 

 

SHOPS / SUPERMARKETS

Co-operative Foods. Coventry Rd. LE16 9BX. 01858 462281 

Tesco Metro. 21 The Square. LE16 7PA. 0345 677 9457 

DOCTORS / HEALTH CENTRES

Husbands Bosworth Surgery. Kilworth Rd. LE17 6JZ. 01858 880522 

 

HOTELS / B&Bs

Croft Farm Bed & Breakfast. Leicester Rd. LE17 6NW. 01858 880679 

 

POST OFFICES

Husbands Bosworth PO. 2 High St. LE17 6LH. 01858 880201 (In Springfields)

 

PUBS / RESTAURANTS

The Bell Inn. 2 Kilworth Rd. LE17 6JZ. 01858 880246 

 

SHOPS / SUPERMARKETS

Springfield Supermarket. 4-6  High St. LE17 6LH. 01858 575666

 

TAKEAWAYS

Golden Bowl. 2 High St. LE17 6LH. 01858 881788 (Chinese)

MARINAS / BOATYARDS

North Kilworth Marina. LE17 6HY. 01858 450550 

North Kilworth Wharf. Station Rd. LE17 6JB. 01858 881723

 

PUBS / RESTAURANTS

White Lion Wine Bar & Restaurant. Lutterworth Rd. LE17 6EP. 01858 882112 

CAFES/TEAROOMS

Totty Teas. 2 The Wharf. NN6 6JQ. 01858 575147 (Tues-Sat 10-4; Sun 12.30-4.30)

 

MARINAS/BOATYARDS

Welford Dry Dock. NN6 6JQ. 

Welford Marina. Canal Cottage. NN6 6JQ. 01858 575995

 

POST OFFICES

@ Springfields Store. 29-31 High St. NN6 6HT. 01858 575006

 

PUBS/RESTAURANTS

The Elizabethan. 8 High St. NN6 6HT. 01858 575311 (Restaurant)

The Wharf Inn. Wharf Barns. NN6 6JQ. 01858 575075 (Pub/Restaurant/Hotel)

 

SHOPS / SUPERMARKETS

Springfields. 29-31 High St. NN6 6HT. 01858 575006

Moorings bridge 37. A brisk 20-25min walk gets you to the village...

BUTCHERS

Joseph Morris Butchers. Walnut Tree House. Walcote Rd. LE17 6EG. 01858 575210

 

PUBS / RESTAURANTS

The White Hart. Rugby Rd. LE17 6DN. 01858 575416 (Dog friendly)

BUTCHERS

Squisito Butchers & Provisions. 46 High St. NN6 8LQ. 01788 824123 

 

MARINAS / BOATYARDS

Yelvertoft Marina. High St. NN6 6AL. 01788 822292 

 

POST OFFICES

Yelvertoft PO. 80 High St. NN6 6LQ.

 

PUBS / RESTAURANTS

The Knightley Arms. 49 High St. NN6 6LF. 01788 823555

GARDEN CENTRES / NURSERIES

Crick Garden Centre. West Haddon Rd. NN6 7SQ. 01788 824774

 

HAIRDRESSERS / BARBERS

Zoe's Ladies & Gents Hairdressing Salon. The Marsh. NN6 7TN. 01788 824119 

 

HOTELS / B&Bs

The Retreat B&B. Main Rd. NN6 7TX. 01788 822502 

Thorny Cottage. West Haddon Rd. NN6 7UN. 01788 510231 (Self -Catering)

Wheatsheaf. 15 Main Rd. NN6 7TU. 01788 822342 

 

MARINAS / BOATYARDS

ABNB Ltd Boat Brokerage. Crick Wharf. West Haddon Rd. NN6 7XT. 01788 822115

Crick Marina. West Haddon Rd. NN6 7SQ. 01788 824034

 

POST OFFICES

Crick PO & Stores. 86 Main Rd. NN6 7TX. 01788 822201 (post restante/parcel service)

 

PUBS / RESTAURANTS

The Moorings. West Haddon Rd. NN6 7SQ. 01788 822517

Red Lion Inn. 52 Main Rd. NN6 7TX. 01788 822342 

The Royal Oak. 22 Church St. NN6 7TP. 01788 822340 

Wheatsheaf. 15 Main Rd. NN6 7TU. 01788 823824 

 

SHOPS / SUPERMARKETS

Co-operative Foods. High St. NN6 7TS. 01788 822277 

Crick PO & Stores. 86 Main Rd. NN6 7TX. 01788 822201 

PUBS / RESTAURANTS

The New Inn. Long Buckby Wharf. NN6 7PW. 01327 844747

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