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Selling Your Home in Leicester
Located in the East Midlands, Leicester lies on the River Soar and the peripherals of the National Forest. It’s most famous resident is King Richard III whose remains were recently found in a car park in the city and laid to rest at Leicester Cathedral.
Leicester is the largest city in the Midlands and tenth largest in the UK. Leicester’s historic architecture is a major drawing point for the city, and unlike the majority of UK cities, it has maintained a vast majority of its historic architectural landscape.
Leicester’s location in the heart of England, positions the city as the intersection between North and South, East and West. As a result it benefits from extensive rail links from the Midlands Main Line and Cross Country railways. It is also the point where the M1 and M69 motorways meet as well as a number of A roads.
Leicester is a culturally diverse city with strong roots in South Asian and Afro-Caribbean culture contributing to its shortlisting as the UK City of Culture in 2013. The city hosts one of the largest Caribbean Carnivals outside of London and the largest Diwali celebration outside of India. The Leicester Comedy Festival is also the largest of its type in the UK and the Leicester International Short Film Festival is also an annual event that draws crowds to the city.
To get a real feel for the different cultures and religions that form the fabric of Leicester, visit Melton Road. Just a short distance from the city centre, the road is regarded as the epicentre of Leicester’s multi-faith community and offers a melting pot of shops, restaurants and other cultural offerings.
As well as its cultural background Leicester is also a well-regarded centre of learning. The University of Leicester is renowned for its quality of teaching and research and the De Montfort University offers a number of courses, respected in the specialist fields to which they relate.
Buying in Leicester
Leicester can be a popular area for many due to its central location in the heart of England. Leicester’s multicultural background makes it a popular area for people of all races and religions and the offer of a city lifestyle, with the country on your door step, is also an appealing factor. If you’re looking to buy in Leicester, try Wigston. Located on the outskirts to the south of the city, it offers a relatively easy commute to the city centre, with a more affordable property price tag.
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