Leicester is a city and unitary authority area set in the East Midlands, England. It is one of the oldest cities in England. Leicester is the county town of Leicestershire. The city lies just next to the River Soar and at the edge of the beautiful National Forest.
The nearest main road to Leicester is the M1 motorway. The M69 motorway also starts close to Leicester and it runs to the M6 Motorway and is contiguous with Coventry’s eastern bypass. Birmingham Airport is about a 50-minute drive from Leicester and caters for most domestic and international flights.
London Luton Airport can be reached in about an hour‘s drive. Some of the surrounding towns include Belgrave, Humberstone, North Evington and Frog Island. Leicester being one of the oldest towns has a history dating back some 2000 years. You can discover history from the Ancient Romans where pavements and baths remain in Leicester from its early settlement as Ratae Corieltauvorum, a Roman military outpost in a region inhabited by the Celtic Corieltauvi tribe. Tudor times left us with Leicester Abbey, the Abbey of Saint Mary de Pratis, standing about a mile north of the city of Leicester in the riverside meadows on the west bank of the River Soar.
There are two main shopping centres in Leicester, the Haymarket Centre and Highrcross Leicester Shopping Centre. The Haymarket has two levels of shopping with plenty of car parking. The Highcross Leicester has over 120 shops, 15 restraints and a big cinema. It caters for all your shopping needs and if you are planning a special shopping trip for Christmas, a birthday or a romantic shopping trip for a loved one, then make it a little extra special by booking one of our limousines. Shopping trips don’t have to be a bore; they can be made into special days to remember for a whole lifetime.
There are many wonderful places to plan your wedding day in Leicester. The Empire is a historical building. This fine and elegant venue is a work of magnificent architecture, full of antique charm and character which makes a truly grand setting for your wedding day.
Or there is the Fieldhead Hotel which is a charming traditional Country Hotel. It is an ideal venue for your special day. The hotel is licensed to perform Civil Weddings and is able to cater for everything, even up to the evening reception. If you are planning your big special day then you’re going to need top, high quality, exquisite car hire to match your perfect day.