Leicester (/ˈlɛstər/ LESS-tər) is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire. The city lies on the River Soar and at the edge of the National Forest. In the 2011 census the population of the City of Leicester unitary authority was approximately 330,000 making it the most populous municipality in the East Midlands region. The associated urban area is also the 11th most populous in England and the 13th most populous the United Kingdom. Leicester is at the intersection of the north/south Midland Main Line and east/west Birmingham/Leicester/Cambridge CrossCountry railway lines and the confluence of the M1/M69 motorways and the A6/A46 trunk routes. Wikipedia
Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England, being in the equation since 50 CE. Yes, the city was in fact founded by Romans and was originally named as Ratae Corieltauvorum. Thanks to that, it today boasts of various Roman and Medieval architecture (mostly in the old town) along with the modern structures that came after it. It is one of the most diverse cities in the region and accommodates a dynamic cosmopolitan vibe that appeals to tourists and folks alike. Among all the old buildings that are a must see here, the prominent ones are St Nicholas' church, Leicester Cathedral, St. Mary de Castro and Leicester Guildhall. Travellers who like to indulge in nature can go for a stroll in places like Abbey Park and New Walk. For shopping, there is The Golden Mile and if you wish to get a closer look into the city, set off on an adventurous and explore its shops, restaurants, stunning architecture and a culture that is unlike anything you have ever experienced before!