Tags – Good things about Leicester
It’s also the second-best place in the UK to start a business to boot.
You guessed it; we’re talking about Leicester.
With a lively student scene and the home of many celebrities, including the likes of Julian Barnes, Richard Attenborough, Sue Townsend, Kasabian, Peter Shilton and Gary Linekar, what makes Leicester City such a vibrant and enjoyable place to live in?
Arts and Culture
The city’s artistic and cultural pedigree is not in doubt.
Its thriving cultural and artistic scene includes museums, galleries, festivals, theatres and plenty of live music events. Creative talent is everywhere. The city even has its own Cultural Quarter, with the Curve Theatre at its heart.
If music is where your heart lies, Leicester has a lively music scene, from the De Montfort Hall where you’ll see more established faces, to new music sounds in pubs, bars and clubs across the city, including Firebug and The Soundhouse.
Shops and Markets
Leicester is a fabulous place to shop, meet friends, socialise and grab a bargain.
Whether it’s independent shops in The Lanes and St Martin’s Square or high street retail at Highcross Shopping Centre, there’s something for every discerning shopper.
In Leicester’s city centre you’ll find the 800-year-old market. It’s the largest covered outdoor market in Europe and a foodie’s paradise. It’s the place to be if you like artisan cheeses, fish and shellfish, good quality meat and a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables.
From the Romans to the present day, Leicester has a long history of welcoming new arrivals.
According to the 2011 census, Leicester is one of the most diverse cities in the UK and Narborough Road was named the most diverse street in the UK in 2016 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), with businesses from 22 countries spread across four continents.
There are 130 parks to choose from in and around the city.
Noteworthy mentions go to Victoria Park, in the city centre. Once the city’s racecourse it’s a popular outdoor music destination and a green space close to all the best the city has to offer.
Food and Drink
Leicester’s cafe, restaurant and bar scene is second to none.
Or, head to the Distillers Kitchen where you can learn how to make Gin and sample the produce…whatever your tastes, Leicester has a watering hole to suit every palate.
Having read all the above, it’s no surprise that Leicester is a vibrant and enjoyable place to live in. Don’t you agree?
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