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Clarence House is our largest community resource centre situated in the heart of Leicester city.

Clarence House is situated in the heart of Leicester city centre offering a range of daytime activities, clubs & events. Aimed at people aged over 50 it is open to the public & free to visit.

What is a community resource centre?

Our Community Resource Centres offer a space which is geared to the over 50’s but we are we are open to all ages (services dependent).
The centres each have facilities, services and activities which meet the needs of the local area and its community.
Each centre has carer-supported day care in a private setting alongside community and public areas which offer wellbeing and exercise classes, group activities and lunch clubs.
Clarence House is home to Seasons Cafe, a large open plan café serving freshly cooked food, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm. Serving a range of lite bites to a full roast dinner.
The centres are accessible, welcoming, safe, and offer a place for older people to meet, eat, learn, get active and socialise.

What activities are available at Clarence House?

Click here for the latest activity timetable for Clarence House

What other facilities and services do you offer?

Clarence House also has:

  • Seasons Cafe which serves hot and cold food every day we are open
  • A charity shop close to reception offering good quality pre-loved items for sale.
  • A monthly carer’s café supporting informal carers
  • A weekly foot health care clinic to keep your feet in tip-top condition
  • Daycare groups with accessible transport if required

Seasons Cafe

Seasons Cafe in Clarence House offers a bright, friendly, and comfortable environment where you can enjoy a large selection of freshly cooked food, including roast dinners, all-day breakfasts, sandwiches, wraps, jacket potatoes, and lots of other yummy hot and cold meals. Or just pop in for a latte, cappuccino, flat white, or a cup of tea.

Give us a try - it’s a ‘Delicious way to donate’!

Our bright and airy eatery annex offers even more space for those looking for a quieter environment to relax, so there's always somewhere to sit and enjoy your meal.

Our cafe is also proud to be a part of The Chatty Cafe Scheme and plays host to a Chatter & Natter table. Brighten your day or someone else's! Take a seat at the table with a yellow sign, and stay for five minutes while you have your drink - or longer if you’re enjoying chatting.

Seasons Cafe is open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm.
(Please note that service finishes 15 minutes before closing time).

The annex is also available to hire for private functions, meetings and other events just give us a call on 0116 299 2233 or

Charity shop

Just inside the main entrance is our charity shop selling clothing, accessories, books, and bric-a-brac. All of our shop stock is kindly donated by the public to help raise essential funds for local older people. 
We only sell good quality, pre-loved items.
The shop is open Monday - Friday 9.00 am – 3.30 pm.

If you have pre-loved items which you would like to donate, please bring them to Clarence House shop (or any of our shops) during opening hours.

Leicester Carers Support Service

We offer a support service for all informal carers living in Leicester city, who are aged 18+. This includes:

The Carers Hub which offers information, advice, and guidance to all informal carers. Located on the ground floor of Clarence House and open weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm, carers are welcome to drop in to see us, no appointment needed. We can also arrange for one-to-one private consultations if you prefer.

The weekly Wednesday Carers Café from 10am to midday in the Conference Room offers a drop-in, peer support group for informal carers where they can get information and support in a supportive, open environment.

The monthly Carers Café on the first Monday of the month from 2pm – 4pm in the Conference Room is a peer support drop-in for informal carers and the person they care for. It offers information and support for their caring role.

Both of the Carers Cafes offer a programme of activities.

More information about the Leicester Carers Support Service can be found here

Foot Health Care

As we get older our feet can show understandable signs of wear and tear, and it becomes increasingly important to look after them to keep us steady on our feet. It can become trickier to look after them ourselves which is why a specialist service to check them and help maintain good foot health is important. The Foot Health clinic runs by appointments all day Tuesday and Fridays at Clarence House. Please make your appointment by calling 0116 299 2266 and ask for Footcare.

Day Clubs

Clarence House hosts Day Clubs groups that provide carer-supported help for older people experiencing physical frailty, mental health issues or living with dementia. Travel to and from the groups is possible using our accessible minibuses. 

When is Clarence House open?

Clarence House is open Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4 pm.
These are the hours for access to the building; the various facilities and activities have individual timings as below.

Seasons Cafe

The Cafe is open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm.
(Please note that service finishes 15 minutes before closing time)

Charity Shop

The Charity Shop is open Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 3.30 pm.

Foot Health Care clinic

The Foot Care clinic is open on Tuesdays and Fridays please contact 0116 299 2266 for details.

Is it free to visit Clarence House?

Yes. Clarence House is open to the public and is free to enter. If you wish to participate in activities, classes or services (such as foot health care) there will be a charge for this.

Where is Clarence House and how do I make contact?

Clarence House is situated on Humberstone Gate adjacent to the main bus stops and a short walk from the Clock Towers, Highcross, and Haymarket shopping centres. You can contact us by telephone or email – or just pop in and our reception will be able to help you.

Clarence House

46 Humberstone Gate

Leicester LE1 3PJ

Telephone: 0116 299 2233

Can I hire a room at Clarence House?

Yes. Room hire can be arranged through the Reception at Clarence House at reasonable rates. We have a range of room sizes from the Great Hall (suitable for conferences, larger meetings and larger group classes) down to smaller meeting rooms for up to 12 people. Please contact Reception on 0116 299 2233 or