Leicester is a vibrant, exciting city full of history, culture and heritage. The National Space Centre is one of the UK’s most popular attractions, dedicated to science and astronomy. Its distinctively shaped building designed by Nicholas Grimshaw provides fun for all the family with a planetarium and dome cinema.

This ancient city also plays host to a beautiful cathedral where Richard III will be buried. The city shot to international fame in August 2012 when the remains of Richard III were discovered beneath a car park. His body had remained missing for centuries. It confirmed many of the descriptions of him having an abnormal spine. The King Richard III Visitor Centre opens in summer 2014, describing the many fascinating aspects of his life. It is situated on the medieval friary of the Grey Friars where his body was discovered.

Other worthwhile places to visit are the beautiful Bradgate Country Park as well as the University of Leicester’s wonderful Botanic Garden. This remains a fantastic city which should attract visitors from overseas and within the UK.

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Welcome to Leicester Guide

This is a tourist guide to the city of Leicester, offering suggestions of what to do and see in this beautiful, vibrant city.

Welcome to LeicesterGuide, the only UK guide to Leicester! Within the site you will find a huge selection of the best bars, clubs, restaurants and places to visit in and around Leicestershire.

Why not browse through our long list of venues and decide where you want to go this weekend by reading reviews other people have left, you can even add your own review or even add a new venue that's currently not listed.

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Leicester is a fast-growing city, with a huge rise in population experienced over the last 10 years, the city is becoming a Mecca for new and dynamic businesses to expand an open their doors. Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England with a history going back well over 2000 years.

The city now has one of the most thriving and largest economies in the East Midlands. A number of celebrities who were born in Leicester include Gary Lineker and Peter Shilton. The city of Leicester is fast becoming one of the greenest cities in the UK after is awarded the environmental city of the year in 2001 and 2006.

One of the real advantages the Leicester has over competing East Midlands towns and cities is its boom in employment. Youth unemployment has reduced 27% from between 2010 in 2011. In fact Leicester as a city is only running at 2.7% unemployment. There are a large number of opportunities, training facilities, and large businesses looking to employ local people in the city all contributing to not only of vibrant city but also a place that is thriving base financially, socially and environmentally.

Places t find a job in Leicester include the usual portals Monster and Reed and on an unskilled level companies like Maid2clean and other companies that service Leicester are doing very well in finding candidates for full and part-time positions within the domestic cleaning and bar staff industries.

Leicester Council have a number of schemes to encourage businesses to set up in Leicester, and there are a number of government grants to support small businesses either relocating or starting business within the city. All of this adds to a fall in the number of unemployed, and an end of the drain of young people leaving the city and moving into the south-east including London.