Historic Leicester is a hardworking East Midlands city that has opened its arms to the world – and there’s evidence of this all around.
With migrants arriving since the Romans fought the local celts, it’s a fabulous melting pot, and a great place to eat out – whether your taste is soul food or curry. All this and Gary Lineker, too. What’s not to like about that?
As befits is location in the East Midlands on the Midland Main Line, you can get to Leicester from stations between London St Pancras, Sheffield and Nottingham with East Midlands Trains . CrossCountry services will take you to and from Birmingham New Street, Cambridge, Peterborough and Stansted Airport. East Midlands Trains will also bring you here from Lincoln.
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Diversity is the name of the game in Leicester. Which other city could host the UK’s largest Caribbean carnival outside London and the biggest Diwali celebration outside India? Leicester also looks to the stars – and so can you at the UK’s National Space Centre – and looks to the future with the stunning Curve theatre. With its own short film festival... and a comedy festival that sets it apart (even from the Edinburgh Fringe), Leicester is a place to get artsy and multicultural all at once.
No visit to Leicester would be complete for any train enthusiast without a trip on the nearby Great Central Railway from Leicester North. In fact, the Leicestershire section is the UK’s only double track mainline heritage railway, including period signalling, locomotives and rolling stock.
Leicester station - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/LEI.html
Great Central Railway - http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/
82 Charles St
Leicester LE1 1HA