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Leicester is an exciting and affordable city in which to live and work – vibrant, colourful and alive with opportunities; welcome to city life with space to breathe.

Life in Leicester offers the energy of city living whilst being within easy reach of rolling hills and stunning rural landscapes. At the urban heart of Leicester sits the award-winning Highcross shopping centre featuring a four-storey John Lewis and a range of high end retailers. Close by are The Lanes – a network of charming streets filled with character and distinctive independent shops and cafes.

Leicester boasts national and international award winning visitor attractions plus a lively festivals and events programme including world-famous Diwali celebrations. Here you can experience one of the country’s leading producing theatres in Curve, discover out-of-this-world experiences at the National Space Centre and marvel at the gravesite of England’s most famous monarch, King Richard III.

The city is proud of its prestigious and enviable sporting history, including Premier League side Leicester City Football Club, the formidable Leicester Tigers and the oldest professional club in British Basketball, the Leicester Riders.

It’s an easy step from city to countryside, which includes the National Forest. Here you can enjoy cycling, horse-riding, boating and walking with the backdrop of the spectacular Leicestershire countryside.

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The welcome and support we’ve received from the City Council, local businesses and universities and colleges have been very positive and reinforces the reasons why we chose Leicester

Gary HoffmanCEO, Hastings Insurance Group

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