Other towns close to Leicester
Leicester is a lively multicultural city rich with a 2,000-year cultural heritage. Located in the heart of the Midlands in Leicestershire, and lying on the River Soar, it is easily accessible from all directions.
Neighbouring cities include Nottingham and Sheffield in the North, Coventry and Birmingham in the Southwest, Kettering and Northampton in the Southeast.
Leicester is very well connected; it lays at the junction between the M1/M69 motorways and the A6/A456 trunk routes. Leicester Railway station offers regular services to Sheffield, York, Leeds and London (in only an hour-long journey with a fast direct train). East Midlands airport is only a 40 minute away by car and offers flights towards Europe, North America and Africa.
If you’re thinking of buying a new home and living in Leicester, you will never be short of shopping opportunities. Indeed, the city offers a multitude of shopping facilities, big shopping centres such as the Haymarket Shopping Centre and the Shires Shopping Centre feature the usual high street brands.
But if you are looking for more eclectic shops, then you will find what you are looking for on Leicester Lanes, St Martin Square and Silver Street. These hot spots have a multitude of unique shops with cafes bars, shoe and fashion designers. You’ll find jewellery and saris shops on Belgrave road.
You will also enjoy Leicester Market which is the largest covered market in Europe and one of the city’s most popular landmarks and features wide ranging wares.
Things to do
Leicester is a vibrant city with a multitude of things to see and do. For entertainment, Elsewhere, the Phoenix Art Complex and Curve are avant-garde and award winning venues, and Leicester host amazing live events and festivals such as the Caribbean Carnival and Diwali all year long.
Leicester also has a plethora of international cuisines. Renown as the Curry Capital of England, you will also enjoy its French, Arabic, Greek, Mexican and Spanish restaurants.
If you are a fan of sports, you will find much to do: The Walkers Stadium not only hosts the Leicester City football club but also Leicester Rugby Union Team and Leicestershire County Cricket Club. The Rutland Water offers a wide range of water sports.
Leicester has a very rich historical and cultural heritage that you will be able to discover thanks to its various museums such as the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, National Space Centre, the Jewry Wall & Museum and the Newarke Museum.
If you’re a first-time buyer interested in properties in Leicester, we have a variety of new build houses, flats and apartments on offer.
Search our list of new homes for sale in Leicester above.