List of Open BID Businesses

We’ve complied a list of BID Leicester businesses that are still trading. This includes those with physical premises still open in the city centre to provide essential services, businesses with online stores and those that offer delivery. This page is focused on essential services, retail and food and beverage providers who are members of BID Leicester.

You can find a similar list over on Independent Leicester, giving an overview of how you can support independent businesses during these uncertain times.

Please share and help us keep this post updated with what’s available in these ever changing circumstances. If you’re business should be on here, just drop us a line at [email protected]

Last updated: 15 May

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Stores open in the city centre
Groceries | Medical and Pharmacies | Banking | Hardware | Accommodation | Nursery | Other

Online stores
Clothing and Footwear | Food & Drink | Home & Electronics | Jewellery | Travel | Health & Beauty | Children’s / Toys | Charity | Other

Food take-away and delivery services

Stores open in the city centre

We try to keep this list updated and as accurate as possible, but circumstances are changing every day. Please check stores websites and social media for current opening hours before visiting to avoid disappointment. In line with government advice, please only make essential journeys.

Groceries (and variety retailers that offer food)

Leicester Market and Food Hall, Market Place
Healthy Route , 18 Silver Street
Polski Sklep Smaczek, 30 Belgrave Gate
Tesco Express, Belgrave Gate, Welford Place and Granby Street
Poundland, Granby Street and Belgrave Gate
Iceland, Belgrave Gate
Heron Foods, Belgrave Gate
B&M, Haymarket Shopping Centre
Lidl, Burton Street
Sainsbury’s local, Humberstone Gate and Granby Street
Marks and Spencer (Food Hall), Gallowtree Gate – they also have groceries available for delivery via Deliveroo from Thursday 7 May.

Medical and Pharmacies

Specsavers, Belgrave Gate – for emergency care only. You must request an appointment before visiting.
Leicester Blood Donor Centre, Guidlhall Lane – you are allowed to leave your house to donate blood – it is essential to help vulnerable patients. Find more advice online.
Savers Health and Beauty, Cheapside
Boots, Gallowtree Gate and Highcross Leicester
Superdrug, Humberstone Gate
Grape Tree, Haymarket Shopping Centre
Holland and Barrett, Haymarket Shopping Centre
Leicester Sexual Health Clinic, Haymarket Shopping Centre- no walk in appointments. Advice and telephone appointments available

Banking and Post Office

Barclays, Humberstone Gate
TSB, Horsefair Street
Yorkshire Bank, Horsefair Street
Coventry Building Society, Humberstone Gate
WH Smith – Post Office, Gallowtree Gate
Yorkshire Building Society, Horsefair Street
Santander, Haymarket and Horsefair Street
Halifax, Humberstone Gate
Nationwide Building Society, Horsefair Street
RBS, Market Street
Natwest, Granby Street
Virgin Money, Eastgates

Please note that most banks are operating reduced hours for their highstreet stores. Consider using online or telephone banking and only visit the store if absolutely necessary.

Hardware and repairs

Kwik Fit, Charles Street
Wilko, Charles Street

Accommodation

Ramada Encore, 84 Charles Street – for key workers only
Premier Inn, St George’s Way – for key workers only

Nursery

The City Nursey, Northampton Square – childcare for the children of key workers only
Millstone Day Nursery – childcare for the children of key workers only

Other

NCP Car Parks – all in Leicester except Welford Road are open. Some are offering free parking for all, please check signs in your car park for clarification. More information here.
Juniper Training, Humberstone Road – open to those students who have an EHCP, are deemed as vulnerable or have parents who are classified as key workers

Online Stores

Clothing and Footwear

Marks and Spencer
Pilot
Debenhams
New Look
H&M
Claire’s Accessories
All Saints
Blacks
Hugo Boss
Costwold Outdoor
Foot Asylum
Jack & Jones
JD Sports
Jones Bootmaker
Lacoste
Levi’s
Luke 1977
Moss Bros.
The North Face
Office
Reiss
River Island
Sketchers
Superdry
Timberland
T.M. Lewin
Topshop
Urban Outfitters
Zara
Millets
Ann Summers
Matalan
Peacocks
Aldo
Flannels
Sports Direct
Blacks
Blue Banana
Bonmarche
Bravissimo
Dorothy Perkins
Wellgosh
White Stuff
Yours Clothing
Footlocker
Shoe Zone

Food & Drink

Cocoa Amore
23 Wine and Whiskey
200 degrees coffee
Hotel Chocolat
Whittard of Chelsea

Home, Gifts, Electronics, Mobile & Gaming

Wilko
Harriman & Co
3UK
John Lewis
Apple
Carphone Warehouse
EE
Game
Jessops
O2
Vodafone
Yankee Candle
Sky
Virgin Media
Forbidden Planet
Just Fair Trade – online shop with delivery and open for collections Friday & Saturday

Jewellery

Lumbers
Pandora
Ernest Jones
Argento
Goldsmiths
Swarovski
Thomas Sabo
The Watch Lab
Pragnells
H Samuel

Travel

Barrhead Travel
TUI
Millington Travel
STA Travel
Kanoo Travel

Health & Beauty

Savers Health and Beauty
Boots
Superdrug
Everyman barbers (products available)
Body Shop
The Fragrance Shop
Holland & Barrett
Jo Malone
L’Occitane
The Perfume Shop
Supercuts (products available)
Vision Express
The Body Shop
Hidden Hearing

Children’s / Toys

Build a Bear
The Disney Store
The Entertainer
ToyTown

Charity

Age UK
Cancer Research UK
Oxfam
LOROS
Barnardos

Other

Watersones
Paperchase
Explore Learning
Menkind
Typo
Card Factory
Ryman
Timpson
Flawless Vape Shop
Evapo
William Hill
Ecig wizard
The Works
Smokers Exit
Paddy Power
Max Speilmann
Ladbrokes

Food take-away and delivery services

Some of the restaurants listed below accept orders for delivery through Deliveroo, Uber Eats, Just Eat and Owl Get It. You will need to create an account and order through these apps to order where this is specified.

Alfeena are offering a take-away service – find out more here
Chickanos is available through Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat
Peri Peri Original is available through Uber Eats and Just Eat
Creams Gelato is available through Deliveroo
German Doner Kebab is available through Uber Eats and Deliveroo
Pizza Hut is available for delivery
Kokoro is available through Deliveroo
Prana Cafe offer a delivery service on Friday, Saturday and Sunday via Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.
Bru Coffee and Gelato offer delivery service via Deliveroo and Uber Eats and are open for collection.
Giggling Squid is available through Deliveroo.

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