is a city located in the East Midlands of England,
approximately 100 miles from central London.
Leicester has a total population of around
330,000 people and is the county town of Leicestershire.
Leicester’s football team is
Leicester City Football Club, which was elected to the football league in 1894.
The team has won many league titles and cups including the FA cup.
is home to many museums including the National Space Centre, the largest
space-dedicated attraction in the UK. The centre features a
planetarium and displays real rockets for visitors to inspect. Other museums
include the New Walk
and the Carillon War Museum.
past and present residents of Leicester include former Liverpool and England footballer
Emile Heskey, who was first recognised when playing for the Leicester City
Football club. Others include Sue Townsend (writer), Gary Lineker (football
commentator) and Joe Orton (actor).
towns to Leicester include Wigston (4 miles), Coalville (12 miles) and Nuneaton (20 miles).