Leicester is located in central England, on the banks of the River Soar and has around 400,000 inhabitants. In this area you will find peace and many sights if you like history.
If you like to walk around and marvel at nature and canals, then head to Foxton Locks, here you can see how the canal boats glide around back and forth, here there are also a couple of nice pubs that make the visit worthwhile. If you want to experience what it was like to travel by train in the past, visit the Great Central Rail Way. Riding this historic railway in an old train pulled by a steam locomotive, from Leicester North to Loughborough is something you will appreciate. Tickets are valid all day.
The New Walk Museum can be found on the world's oldest pedestrian street - New Walk is located right next to the city's central parts. The museum opened in 1849 and is the UK's oldest public museum. There are exhibits featuring dinosaurs, Egyptian mummies and a mineral collection from Leicestershire. If you are interested in sports, there is also an exhibition with the team's achievement in the Premier League when they won the league in 2015–2016!
The National Space Center is a museum connected to the University of Leicester, here you will find three preserved soyuz space capsules and six different galleries with exhibitions on space travel, astronomy and cosmology.
If you are in England and Leicester, a pub round is recommended. Here are lovely pubs and something for all tastes! Head to some favorites like Sir Robert Peel, The Bowling Green, The Globe and The Salmon to enjoy a wonderful time together!
There are a number of different teams that belong to the elite in this glorious city. Leicester's Tigers play rugby, Leicester Riders play basketball, Leicester's Lions drivespeedway, Leicestershire County Cricket Club and last but not least there's Leicester City, the football team that charmed us all in 2015-2016 with winning the Premier League.
Leicester City play their home games at King Power Stadium, this arena was completed in 2002 and takes in 32,500 spectators. There is always a great atmosphere in this arena, if you want a real grandstand culture, this is a great stadium to be in!
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