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Jessops Returns To Leicester // Tech

I have always been a big photography fan, I’ve never been on a course or anything, I’ve just self taught and let my hobby somewhat blossom over the years. I remember buying my first ‘proper’ camera from Jessops in Loughborough years ago, but unfortunately the shop closed down. I was actually quite saddened by this because the staff and service was always right on the mark – even for the most random camera questions they always would know how to solve the problem. 

Years have gone by since we lost Jessops in Loughborough, and luckily I’ve since worked quite closely with Jessops in some of their bigger stores. However I was most over the moon to discover there was a new shop opening in Leicester! Now if you know me, I don’t always like to write about store openings as I’m a bit unsure of how helpful or news worthy it is – but stick with me because there are some bits I know fellow local bloggers will love. 

Heading into the store that is opposite the Krispy Kreme cafe in Leicester’s Highcross, Jessops looks sparkly and new. The selection of camera brands are all displayed perfectly with lenses, accessories and other gadgets to get any tech lovers heart racing. Whilst exploring I couldn’t help but start mentally shopping for my next camera! 

Down the bottom end of the shop past the cameras are printing booths. Now, I would always use Boots printing services for any digital snaps I wanted copies of, but often the quality was horrendous and I’d of wasted lots of money doing it.  This gives you the option to download photos from your phone direct, or via memory card, or even via a cable. You can scroll through selecting the picture and the size. Worried about a photos quality? It’ll flag up if it’s not good enough quality for the size of your picture! You don’t even have to have it on photo paper, you can go big with a canvas! 

The best bit about Jessops for me has been the discovery of their Photo Academy. You may or may not have seen my taster course I did in London? Check it out here. Well, I’m so excited to say that Leicester is now going to be a hosting site for the Jessops Photo Academy too! Honestly these courses are fantastic so you should really have a look at them. I can’t wait to get stuck in with these courses, so be sure to check back and discover how I get on. 

Have you been into the new Jessops in Leicester yet? Do you fancy a photography course? 



  1. September 14, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    What an awesome sounding store – our Jessops closed a number of years ago now and it is a shame as they do seem to really know what they are talking about. x

  2. September 14, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    I think our Jessops is still in my mall but then again I've not been for about 7 months so I could be wrong, so many businesses have to close stores where they're not seeing enough business etc, it's sad x

  3. September 14, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    It's a bonus that the store is opposite a Krispy Kreme 🙂 Our Jessops closed down a few months ago and don't have another one anywhere near us really now x

  4. September 14, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    We used to have a Jessops in Chester too. I would love to do a photography course and goodness knows I need it!

  5. September 14, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    I remember buying my first SLR camera from a Jessops store and the staff were so patient when i was asking all my questions, I hate how my town no longer have one x

  6. September 15, 2016 / 12:40 am

    i think theres a jessops in leeds still. i always have a browse at a potential camera!

  7. September 15, 2016 / 11:06 am

    OOh that is such a good idea for a course, I had no idea they did them in London x

  8. September 15, 2016 / 11:16 am

    I love the idea of doing a photography course as I just love taking photos, I never go anywhere without my camera.

  9. September 15, 2016 / 11:35 am

    So good to see that Jessops is still trading! Our store closed down after fighting administration for a while and I was so sad to see it go. IMHO the staff at Jessops were always WAY more informed about their product than some staff at other unnamed stores that don't specialise in cameras so it's nice to see them still kicking. x

  10. September 15, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    I've been wanting to attend a photography course. So much fun to play with the camera and produce stunning photos.

  11. September 15, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    I used to love the Jessops in Cardiff years ago. It would be brilliant if they opened one back there.

  12. September 15, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    I've not heard of this store before but will keep an eye out for it.

  13. September 15, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    Perfect location opposite a Krispy Kreme. I need a new camera maybe I should pay them a visit.

  14. September 16, 2016 / 9:13 am

    I never knew that they had a photography course and yes I would love to learn how to take better photos but I have no idea how to!

  15. September 16, 2016 / 9:19 am

    Oh I love a browse around a camera shop more than anything else – lucky Leicester x

  16. September 16, 2016 / 10:21 am

    Jessops has come back to Basingstoke too! And it's bigger and better than ever! We were so sad when they closed high-street stores!

  17. September 16, 2016 / 11:03 am

    I need to get myself a decent blogging camera but am too frightened to just go to argos as I don't really know what I am doing. I am only 45 mins from Leicester so this is perfect and they will have the help and answers I need, I am sure! x

  18. September 16, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    The Jessops people must love their donuts because the one in Preston opened up right next to Krispy Kreme! I love having a wander around a Jessops store 😀 I'd definitely love to check out that photography course 😀

  19. September 16, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    I've always thought of doing a photography course to get more out of my blog photos. I recently got the olympus pen, so im getting to grips with that atm!

  20. September 16, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    What a cool course – I would definitely be interested

  21. September 16, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    I was thinking the other day what ever had happened to Jessops, the local one is now a sweet shop! When we were younger my friend was obsessed with the Saturday boy who worked in Jessops and would make me sit in McDonalds opposite all day just so she could stare at him haha! Obviously I didn't have any interest in cameras back then but now I'm older and blogging I would have definitely gone in to have a nosey around xx

  22. September 16, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    I love playing around with cameras and seeing them in store- it's great that Jessops is back.

  23. September 18, 2016 / 3:35 am

    Jessops are my favourite photography store. I buy all my bits from there. Id love to do one of their photography courses xxx

  24. September 18, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    I was actually in Jessops today looking at video cameras 🙂

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