About Leicester

Leicester is a vibrant city located in the East Midlands of England. It is home to De Montfort University, which means there are plenty of events and activities for international students to enjoy.


Places to visit

Leicester is known for its rich history, so there are lots of interesting places to visit. The Leicester Castle is a great place to explore, as it has many exhibits on the city’s history, from Roman times through to present day. You can also explore the National Space Centre and see some of mankind’s greatest achievements in space exploration.

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you’ll enjoy walking or cycling along the River Soar and taking in the views of some of Leicester’s historic buildings. There are also some great parks in Leicester to explore such as Abbey Park.

Things to do

There are plenty of things to do in Leicester, from shopping at the local markets to visiting the award-winning Curve theatre. There are great restaurants, bars and pubs as well as plenty of events, festivals and concerts taking place throughout the year.


Leicester has a fantastic nightlife scene with plenty of bars, clubs and pubs to choose from. For clubbing, visit the O2 Academy or The Cookie for a great night out. Alternatively, go to the many pubs in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter which offer a great atmosphere.

shopping centre


Leicester has a great shopping scene with plenty of options for visitors to choose from. The Highcross Shopping Centre is the city’s main shopping destination, offering over 160 shops and restaurants. Visitors can also explore the Haymarket Shopping Centre which features many independent stores as well as high-street favourites. Those looking for vintage finds should visit Leicester Market, where they can find an array of unique items at bargain prices.

Other popular shopping destinations include St Martin’s Square and Silver Arcade, both of which offer a wide range of retail outlets in historic settings. With so much on offer, it’s easy to see why Leicester is such a great place for shoppers!


The city has its own bus network which runs throughout the day and night, offering frequent services to local destinations. It also has an extensive railway network with regular trains running from Leicester Central Station to destinations across the country. For those looking for a more scenic route, there are cycle paths along the River Soar as well as many parks and green spaces in the city centre. Additionally, Leicester is served by East Midlands Airport which offers flights to domestic and international locations.


Did you know…

You can progress from an NCUK qualification to study a degree in Leicester? De Montfort University accepts students who have completed an NCUK qualification.

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