Norwich City fans’ guide to Leicester - including top five pubs in the city centre

Traveling Norwich fans. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Traveling Norwich fans. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City travel to the East Midlands on Saturday to face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium at 3pm. Here is our guide for Canaries fans on travel, food and drink.

A general view of The King Power Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION

A general view of The King Power Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION - Credit: PA

TRAVEL

•By car

Norwich to Leicester takes about two hours and 45 minutes by car. When you approach Leicester leave the A14 at junction three and continue on the A6 until you reach the Oadby roundabout and take the second exit onto Palmerston Way/A536.

Carry on the road for two miles before turning right onto Welford Road and then left onto Knighton Lane. At the mini-roundabout turn right onto Saffron Lane/B5366 and then in half a mile turn right onto Aylestone Road/A426 where you will then see the stadium on your left. The post code for the ground is LE2 7FL.

Street parking is found on Narborough Road and this is about a 20 minute walk from the stadium. Alternatively you can park at Leicester Rugby Club which is a ten minute walk from the ground.

•By train

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The nearest train station is in the city centre and a mile and a half walk to the ground, with the route signposted from the station. Fans travelling from Norwich will have to change at Ely and the journey takes just under three hours. The last train fans can get to arrive at the ground on time leaves Norwich at 10:57.

WHERE TO DRINK

One of the most popular pubs for away fans is the Counting House on Freeman Common Road which is just a short walk to ground. Another pub that welcomes away fans is the Local Hero. It is on the opposite side of the stadium on Narborough Road and is about a 15 minute walk to the stadium.

If arriving by train there are plenty of options in the city centre including The Hind on London Road.

WHERE TO EAT

There are plenty of food vendors around the ground selling the usual burgers and hot dogs. If you are looking for some where to sit in and eat before the match, the Counting House pub serves food or there is the Soaring Eagle Spur Steak Ranch to the north west corner of the ground. Also within minutes walk of the stadium is a Nando's on Aylestone Road.