Living in Leicester
The 350 million Highcross Centre features big-name and designer shops, a modern cinema complex, with the Leicester Lanes housing a variety of independent boutiques. Europe’s largest covered market has something for everyone.
Culture and the Arts
Leicester hosts an array of festivals and cultural experiences including the largest Diwali celebrations outside India, largest Caribbean carnival outside Notting Hill and the most established comedy festival in England
Sport in Leicester
Leicester is well-known as a sporting capital – hosting the country’s best supported rugby team the Leicester Tigers as well as Leicester City Football Club, Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Leicester Racecourse that hosts both National Hunt and flat racing meetings.
On Leicester’s doorstep is the National Forest, offering walkways, adventure activities and some of the most impressive landscapes in the region including Charnwood Forest and Swithland Reservoirs. Other attractions in Leicestershire include Belvoir Castle near Melton Mowbray and the historic Bosworth Battlefield. Rutland water is one of the largest man made reservoirs in Europe and supports a wide range of water sports.
Housing and Accomodation
Leicester and the surrounding region offer a wide choice of property to buy or rent. In the city itself, there is a diverse mix of flats and apartments. Both new and older properties can be found in leafy parts of Leicester within easy reach of the University. Alternatively, there is property available in the attractive villages and market towns in Leicestershire and Rutland such as Market Harborough and Oakham. House prices are markedly less than those in London.