Jubilee Square has beautiful lawns and open paving. There is enough space for a ferris wheel at Christmas, and it can be used for events and festivals.
Seating and lighting had been added to show off features of the buildings fronting the new square, including Wygston’s House, the oldest complete timber-framed building in the city.
The square was named Jubilee Square to mark the Queen’s 2012 Jubilee visit to Leicester, a new civic space was created to transform the St Nicholas Place area into an attractive public space, connect important heritage and retail areas and create a gateway into the city centre. Jubilee Square was formerly an area of surface car parking, a bus terminus and public highway, which created a barrier for pedestrians to cross and was an unattractive environment, which felt peripheral to the city centre.