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"Built over the buried ruins of two millennia of history, Leicester (les-ter) suffered at the hands of the Luftwaffe and postwar planners, but an influx of textile workers from India and Pakistan from the 1960s transformed the city into a bustling multicultural hub” Lonely Planet.
Leicester is the largest city in the East Midlands and one of the oldest in the country, filled with many exciting attractions. The discovery of the remains of King Richard III here in 2012 sparked a flurry of development. The cathedral where he was reburied has since been refurbished.
Leicester railway station is on the mainline from London to Leeds. East Midlands Trains operates most services from St. Pancras Station. Direct trains also travel to Leicester from Birmingham, Cambridge, Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield.
All the attractions in Leicester are easily accessible by foot; there is also an extensive bus network.
St. Nicholas’ Church is a popular place to visit in Leicester. It is over 1200 years old and houses the Jewry Wall, the largest piece of Roman masonry in the UK still standing. Another famous religious building, Leicester Cathedral, used to be the Church of St Martin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Leicester cheap?
Leicester is a cheap place to live and study being the fifth cheapest place to go to University.
How do I get to Leicester?
Leicester is easy to get to as it is on the Midland Main Line, it takes just over an hour from London.
What is famous in Leicester?
Leicester is famous for its football team, Leicester City and also for its Cathedral.