Guiding Essentials 

Please note that the shop will be closed on Thursday 2 June, Friday 3 June and Saturday 4 June 2022. 
The shop will summer after business on Friday 8 July 2022, it will then reopen on Thursday 1 September 2022

Guiding Essentials Leicester shop

0116 204 4902 - This number is only manned during shop opening times.

Please use for all messages and orders.

When emailing orders please ensure that the following details are given.




Contact phone number (preferably mobile)

Items required:

Address for postage:


All orders will be invoiced, payment can be made by cheque or alternatively you are welcome to pay by BACS (details of this will be on the invoice). 

Get everything you need for all sections of guiding from Guiding Essentials- our fantastic volunteer-run shop based at Girlguiding Leicestershire County Office. We keep a wide range of stock including uniforms, badges, books, gifts and more, and anything not available can easily be ordered.


Buying from us in the shop has many benefits. You can try uniform on and have a look at items before you buy, as well as getting the expert advice from our friendly volunteers and a chance to visit the magnificent County Office building. What’s more, all purchases directly benefit Girlguiding Leicestershire.   

Day Open Close
Monday 10am 1pm
Thursday 3pm 6pm
Friday 10am 1pm
Saturday 10am 1pm


Remember that if you would like “The Flying Squad” to visit your training, meeting, or sleepover then this needs to be organised well in advance. This service is for Leaders only, and can be organised by contacting Alison via

Guiding Essentials telephone 0116 2044902


We are always looking for new volunteers at the shop, if you can give some time, or simply would like to find out more, please get in touch using the Contact form. 

County Office, 97 Princess Road East, Leicester, LE1 7DW

County Office, 97 Princess Road East, Leicester, LE1 7DW