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Going to Leicester? Read our Away Day Guide - beers, entertainment & more

What better way to spend a Tuesday evening in early spring than watching Sunderland take on the reigning Premier League champions. Never fear because we've got the lowdown on how to enjoy your while in this fair corner of the East Midlands.

Leicester City v Sunderland - Premier League Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

How Do I Get There?

Yeah we're bottom of the league, yeah we've only won two away games this season, but at least the drive down to Leicester is a relatively straightforward one. Leave the beautiful sunlit streets of Sunderland and hop on the A1 (M) out of God's country before you're prompted to join the M1.

Follow this through the Midlands, leaving at junction 21 for the A5460 heading towards Leicester city centre. Turn right onto Upperton Road and again right onto Filbert Street for the stadium.

Street parking is fairly limited but you can park at the nearby Leicester Rugby Club for £10.

As, always, for the Massive Lads Fans travelling by train you'll arrive at Leicester Railway Station in the heart of the city. The ground is about 1.5 miles, making it a relatively easy walk with plenty of watering holes along the way.

Which brings us to...

Where Can I Get The Sesh Started?

We here at Roker Report advocate responsible drinking, but to enjoy David Moyes' brand of scintillating football you may need to have several beverages to get through it. Luckily, the grand city of Leicester has plenty of drinking establishments to help you numb the pain.

Those of you arriving by train can enjoy a swift one in The Parcel Yard located on Leicester Station and then embark on a crawl of sorts to the King Power Stadium. En route to the ground there is the popular student joint of The Bowling Green on Oxford Street while The Swan and Rushes is a class little boozer with a belting selection of real ales and fancy European lagers.

Closer to the stadium is The Counting House and then standard terrible chain pubs where you never get served. Then, of course, there is the option of chucking £4.50 pints around in the concourse pre-match, if you are so inclined.

Leicester City v Stoke City - Premier League Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

I'm Staying Owa, Is There Owt To Do?

As we're being treated to a spoonful of Premier League football on a Tuesday night, the options for what to do are slightly limited. However, if you have a bit of time on your hands before heading back to the North East on Wednesday then you should definitely give The National Space Centre a whirl.

Yes, for some reason the UK's base for space exploration is in Leicester but it is well worth a visit. Experience the weightlessness of outer space, watch documentaries narrated by Sir Patrick Moore and generally forget Sunderland AFC exist for a couple of hours.

Leicester itself is home to Europe's largest outdoor market so you can spend a hungover following day wandering around that. This East Midlands institution has stood in the same spot for around 700 years and sells a huge variety of fruit, vegetables and as much spice you could shake a stick at.

Alternatively, you can spend the post-match searching the bars and clubs of Leicester to see if that Jamie Vardy lookalike bloke is still a thing - your call.

Is The Stadium Any Good?

Leicester already lose major points for playing their home matches at a ground called the Walkers Stadium for years but refusing to use the nickname of 'The Crisp Bowl' which would've made it infinitely better. Now renamed the much less nickname-friendly The King Power Stadium, it is a fairly functional ground fitting in just 30,000 supporters.

While we were repeatedly told by pundits last campaign that the atmosphere "is always electric" inside (guess it is pretty bouncing when you're winning the league), the King Power is your generic identikit stadiums which sprung up in the late-1990s/early-2000s.

It may be a little bland but the view is pretty decent from the away end and we usually get a decent allocation - which will probably be irrelevant come Tuesday. Anyway, try and enjoy it if you can.

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