Life Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors in the city centre

In Leicester, we have been locked down for almost a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. It has been tricky to find new doors to post each Thursday as non-essential journeys are prohibited. I am permitted to buy food at the local market, so by varying my walking route, I can capture new doors for your delectation.

This is an old coaching inn, called The Three Cranes. The windows have been boarded up, but you can still see the main entrance.
Here is a splendid old building on the corner of the street with a lovely door and lots of graffiti
The Fountain public house
This building used to be a cinema but it has not been used for that purpose for many years. How poignant is the signage – S-O-S.
This ancient building has been taken over by Age UK, a charity assisting older people in the UK.
This door has seen better days. I think that the shop doesn’t have a window to display goods and services, so the small posters stuck on the door tell the story.
Leicester has dozens of excellent curry houses
I bought a laptop from this shop in 1995. Sadly it is no longer trading.
I am finishing off with a bridge in Abbey Park. In 1530 Cardinal Wolsey died at Leicester Abbey, in ruins on the the left of the picture, but out of shot.

By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.

15 replies on “Thursday Doors in the city centre”

You have a fine collection. The old inn looks just like what I’d imagine an inn to be. The building on the corner is marvelous. I love the detail in the brick and the stone accents.

If I were walking for groceries and had to pass The Fountain, shopping might be delayed.

Sad theater. I am wondering what the Age UK building was. It has an industrial look to it, but the entrance is stunning.

I know this is Thursday Doors, but you could not end with a better picture for me. I love stone bridges!


I must admit I had to research ‘coaching inn’ and am happy to report I was in the right ballpark with my thoughts. Are there many of these in your town or maybe this the only one? Thanks for this bit of history lesson for my noodle!


You found some good ones on this route and good for you for finding different ways to go. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be that locked down for so long! You found some really good corner doors and I love the bridge and what is a bridge but a door to the other side of the river? 🙂



You’ve got some really interesting doors and buildings there. It is so difficult to get new photos when our movements are restricted to ‘essential’. Cities like Leicester will have some great buildings and, consequently, doors. I can’t wait to get to nearby Manchester and have a photo-fest!


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