10 Reasons to Live in Leicester - Queen Street Quarter

10 Reasons to Live in Leicester

10 Reasons to Live in Leicester

Leicester is a modern, multicultural city, bustling with activity. Whether you’re a young professional relocating because of work, or a student starting university, Leicester is a great place to live and here’s why:

The city has great transport links. With a direct route to St Pancras Eurostar terminal, Paris is only 4 hours away by train. Leicester also benefits from being close to the M1 motorway and East Midlands Airport.

If sport is your cup of tea, the city is home to Leicester City Football Club, Leicester Tigers Rugby Union Club and the Leicestershire County Cricket Club. There is also a racecourse,together with various athletics and swimming associations.

Leicester has a rich history, being one of the oldest cities in England. Its roots date back 2000 years, and involve Roman, Anglo-Saxon, and Medieval periods.

With all the high street names you’d expect to find in a large city, Leicester certainly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to shopping. There are two main shopping centres, plus various smaller markets throughout the city.

The architecture in Leicester is a beautiful mix of old and new. From Jewry Wall, Leicester Guildhall and Leicester Cathedral, to modern designs like the Curve Theatre and The National Space Centre.

A high standard of university education is provided by the city. There are two major universities, namely The University of Leicester which is ranked as the 12th best in Britain, and De Montfort University, an old Polytechnic which achieved university status in 1992.

Everybody needs to let their hair down once in a while, and with its many bars, restaurants and clubs, Leicester is a great place to relax and socialise. There are also cosmopolitan Champagne bars, perfect for starting the night off in style.

With a wide range of sights and attractions nearby, there really is something for everybody. Why not visit Belvoir Castle or Bosworth Battlefield where King Richard III lost his life. You can also ride a steam train on the central railway, or visit The National Forest which is right on the doorstep of the city.

The city is home to many popular music bands. Kasabian’s Empire album achieved top spot in the UK album charts in 2006. They followed up their success with West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum in 2009. The Go! Team were also signed by a Leicester based record label. The City has an abundance of music venues and music bars.

Leicester also has a varied and modern culture. The city holds an annual Gay Pride parade which is the largest in the UK outside of London. Furthermore, the city has the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India, plus one of the UK’s largest comedy festivals.

If these reasons aren’t enough to tempt you, take a look at our beautiful Leicester City Centre flats to rent. Perfect for the young professional relocating to Leicester.


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