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Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

This week’s #InspirationWednesday is the city of Leicester in the East Midlands, which lies on the River Soar and the edge of the National Forest. Despite the fact that it was recently found to be the largest unitary authority in the East Midlands, it has come to media attention recently for being the burial place of ‘the king in the carpark’, Richard III!

Leicesteritself is a particularly interesting city, since it has retained a remarkable record of its past life in the many ancient buildings and monuments which are still standing today. For example, Roman pavements and baths remain in the city, whilst there are also many traces evident of its rapid urbanisation during the Industrial Revolution – industries such as engineering, shoemaking, and hosiery production were particularly prevalent.

Today, Leicester is well known as an exciting and cosmopolitan city with an exciting plethora of things to see and do. For example, it is home to the National Space Centre, the Great Central Railway, many museums and exhibitions, whilst holding plenty of multi-cultural festivals throughout the year. So, if you’re the kind of person who loves the buzz of a large city with plenty of things in it, that’s just an hour’s train ride away from London, Leicester could be the place for you!

5 facts about Leicester

  • It is home to both Walkers crisps and Gary Lineker
  • It has more traffic lights than any other UK city
  • Radio Leicester was Britain’s first local radio station in 1967
  • Its shopping mall doesn’t allow any photos to be taken inside it
  • It is the former holder of the ‘Curry Capital of the UK’ title

Sourced from Rightmove.com