Steampunk New Year

Steampunk New Year 2016

(This event is now over – look for details of next year’s NEW YEAR EVENT soon!)

Kings HallThe Victorian Steampunk Society, who run the Asylum, are hosting a very special event to celebrate the New Year in splendid steampunk style.

at the Mercure Leicester, The Grand Hotel

This festive season the Victorian Steampunk Society invite you to join them for a most splendid steampunk New Year celebration. Thanks to football, snooker and King Richard III, the City of Leicester is currently the “place to be”, so who are we to shun the trend?

We have secured exclusive use of the 4* Mercure Leicester, The Grand Hotel – where Victorian charm meets modern comfort in Leicester city centre. Here you can see in the New Year in splendid steampunk style, from the 30th December 2016 – 2nd January 2017.

Included in your package is:

  • Gala New Year’s Eve dinner in the historic King’s Hall
  • Dinner and Breakfast in Marco Pierre White restaurant
  • Exclusive use of the recently refurbished 4* Mercure Grand Hotel
  • Full programme of daytime events
  • Entry to the Richard III Visitor Centre
  • Guided walk of the historic City Centre
  • All entertainment

“This fine Victorian building is right in the city centre and has been modernised to create a stylish hotel with reasonably priced rooms. Wireless internet and satellite TV are available. There is also a cosy lounge bar and restaurant”The Times Newspaper.

Check in to Victorian elegance in a vibrant central location at the Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel.  Just two minutes away from the newly regenerated Cultural Quarter.

Your classic room, combining Victorian details with modern décor, features a flat-screen TV and complimentary high speed WiFi. In Privilege and Superior rooms you can enjoy a Nespresso coffee machine, newspaper, robe and slippers.

Room Upgrade

3 night ticket (30th, 31st December and 1st January)
£240 per person on double occupancy
and £350 on a single occupancy


Gala New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu

Kings Hall 2

Salmon gravlax,
potato & dill salad, dressed watercress

Chicken liver parfait, pancetta wrapped baked fig,
maple dressing, toasted walnut bread

Beetroot & butternut squash salad,
toasted hazelnuts, bramble dressing (v)


Roast fillet of beef,
potato Dauphinoise, honey glazed root vegetables,
buttered kale, red wine & shallot

Grilled fillet of turbot,
creamed spinach, herb potato puree, lemon & caper butter

Roasted vegetable & goats’ cheese Wellington,
tarragon cream sauce (v)


Lemon meringue posset,
glazed lemon tart, white chocolate shortbread


Selection of British cheeses,
crackers, celery, grapes & chutney


Coffee & petits fours