New Homes in Leicester
New Homes in Leicester
Make the move
A new home in Leicester will bring you to a lively city, filled with great attractions, shopping, history and culture.
With its central location, it has great transport links, alongside good schools and educational facilities.
Things to see and do
The many attractions on offer in Leicester will mean you’re never short of something to see or do.
The King Richard III visitor centre will give you a look into the city’s connections with the ancient monarch. Technology allows visitors to trace the story of the King’s life and death, and hear all about one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in history.
Moving from the past to the present, the National Space Centre – the largest of its kind in the UK- is another of the city’s highlights. Here you’ll find the Rocket Tower and the UK’s largest domed planetarium; alongside space suits, rockets, meteorites and 360 degree space theatre shows.
Shoppers are also well served in Leicester; whatever you’re looking for, Highcross and Hay Market Shopping Centre have it covered. Meanwhile, the Lanes, St Martin’s Square and Arcades provide one-off finds with a variety of emporiums, boutiques and independent shops. Here you’ll also find Michelin-starred restaurants and tea rooms.
Leicester is just as vibrant by night as it is by day. A range of restaurants serve up cuisine from across the globe, while a great selection of live music venues, pubs and bars provide entertainment. The Curve Theatre is the place to go for world premieres and West End productions, while De Montfort Hall offers visitors comedy, ballet and opera.
There are a number of schools, both primary and secondary in Leicester and the surrounding areas, giving families plenty of choice.
The University of Leicester offers a selection of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees for those wanting to go on to higher education.
Whether travelling by road, rail or air, Leicester has great transport links and is easily reachable.
Leicester Railways Station is on London Road in Leicester City Centre. From here you can get trains around the country to destinations such as Nottingham (30 minutes), Birmingham (50 minutes), Northampton (one hour and 19 minutes) and London (one hour and 10 minutes).
The closest airports to Leicester are East Midlands Airport (one hour and 37 minutes) and Birmingham Airport (two hours and nine minutes). Here you’ll find domestic and international flights.
The main roads that provide access into Leicester city centre include the M1 at junction 21 or 22, while the M6 and M69 provide good access from Birmingham, Wales and the Southwest.