Leicester

Leicester is an increasingly popular option for property hunters seeking homes in the Midlands. House prices were enjoying a boom prior to the uncertainties of 2020 and are expected to bounce back thanks to the city’s strong economy. Historically connected to the textiles industry, retailers like Next, Asos and New Look have major sites in the city. Firms like KPMG, HSBC and British Gas also have offices there. Walker’s Crisps is also based in Leicester, operating the world’s largest crisp factory!

4.69
Average Location Score

Excellent

79%

Very Good

13%

Average

6%

Disappointing

1%

Very Poor

1%

Best places to live in Leicester

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

Leicester Abbey Monastery

Areas to consider

The centre of Leicester is undergoing significant redevelopment. Many new developments are providing high quality housing within easy reach of the amenities and transport options the centre provides.

The Wullcomb rental development by Way of Life was rated by residents as one of the top 3 BTR (Build to Rent) developments in the UK in 2020. This highly popular building took third place in the 2020 HomeViews BTR awards with an impressive overall score of 4.88 out of 5. However, new BTR developments are currently in construction in Leicester, and will seek to challenge The Wullcomb for its crown!

Outside central Leicester there are a number of very popular suburbs and commuter towns that attract large numbers of buyers and tenants. Syston is a commuter town 3 miles outside Leicester that offers suburban living with easy transport connections into the city and also to Nottingham, Lincoln and Loughborough.

Glenfield, Oadby and Braunstone are also very popular locations. These peripheral towns and villages offer excellent value, attractive properties and plenty of green spaces.

 

leicester motorway

Transport and amenities

It location right in the centre of England makes Leicester one of the UK’s best-connected cities. Leicester station provides swift rail services to Birmingham, Sheffield and further afield via CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains. Direct trains to London St Pancras take just over an hour to reach the capital.

By car, the M1 motorway provides extremely easy access to London to the south and Leeds and Sheffield in the north. The east and west of the country are also within easy reach via the M40, M6, A1, etc.

Leicester also offers good transport links to frequent flyers, with East Midlands Airport located within a 30-minute drive of the city. Direct flights connect to national and European destinations. Airlines such as Ryanair, TUI and Jet2.com operate from this convenient local hub.

The wullcomb le1 communal space

Reviews

History buffs like me will appreciate that cultural attractions are round the corner: Leicester Cathedral, the King Richard lll museum and the Jewry Wall.
– ZC, Verified Resident on HomeViews, The Wullcomb LE1

The Wullcomb is unlike anything else in Leicester. Located in the heart of the city centre, local amenities from one of the largest shopping centres (Highcross Shopping Centre) in the midlands at your doorstep, to fine dining and essential public transport, there’s nothing which can rival this level of luxury and quality.
– Arvinder Singh, Verified Resident on HomeViews, The Wullcomb LE1

Great location with very nice atmosphere and amazing people. Made so many new friends thanks to the wonderful people who actually live here as well. There is a lot of very nice bars around as the property is located in the cultural quarters. And there are many shops near by.
– Claudia Ruszkowska, Verified Resident on HomeViews, Queen Street Apartments LE1

 

Reviews in Leicester

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Fabulous apartments!

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Review Date May 2024

Close to Jain centre, very diverse and convenient! Multiple food places! Bus connection is bad to work!

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My apartment is well maintained, good reception and communal! Dedicated work from home area for residents, very considerate. My family have joined me too and are enjoying their stay here. We hope to stay here for more years to come. I have also made friends here.

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Nothing has surpiserd me, staff are very nice and welcoming

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Very well, efficient and effective! I havent had an issue with them

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Great place to call home

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Review Date May 2024

Ideally located; the Wullcomb is in the centre of town (literally across the road from Leicester’s Highcross shopping centre) yet easily accessible by car and other transport links.

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I rented a 1-bedroom apartment here for just shy of 2 years. During this time I lived *very* well; I was in the middle of the city, I had on-site parking, and my own (quiet, clean, & comfortable) private space. The neighbours were always pleasant, management were super responsive, and the concierge team were an absolute pleasure. I would 100% recommend!

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There’s a shared space on the 5th floor that’s definitely worth checking out.

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Yes. The management team were always very responsive and eager to help.

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It is pleasure to call this place my home!

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Review Date May 2024

I can confidently say that living here has been an absolute pleasure, and I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a top-notch accommodation in the city. The location is superb with supermarkets, cinema, theatre, and cafes and bars at its doorstep. The combination of attentive staff, perfect location, and fantastic amenities makes it a truly remarkable place to call home.

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The apartments have access to its own gym, swimming pool and a beautiful communal space. I live in a one-bedroom apartment which is spacious and has big windows with a nice view and loads of natural light coming in during the day. Design of the apartments is modern and perfect for my needs.

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I was aware of everything what I needed to know and the staff ensured this.

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The staff here have consistently gone above and beyond to make sure residents like myself feel welcomed and valued. Their professionalism and efficiency in handling any queries or issues have been truly impressive.

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Manager Response

Hi IG,

Thank you for this lovely review!

We’re so pleased that you’re happy here, and that you’ve had a great experience so far.

If you require anything else from us during your time here then please come and say hello or send us a request via the app or by email.

Thanks again!

Best wishes,

A lovely starter apartment

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Review Date May 2024

The apartment is very close to the centre of town with everything you’d ever need within a 10 minute walk. The only issue is that on Fridays and Saturday nights there is a lot of noise from the Athena and the brick and beam. However this is usually gone by midnight as they close at 11

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The apartment was a bit small for its price. However that was made up for in droves by both the facilities and the staff. With a gym, studio, sauna, 10m long pool, and even with working and communal spaces you can use. It definitely makes up for the aforementioned price. The weekday staff are lovely. Keshvi and Izabela are wonderful and accommodating and really go that extra mile to help. The weekend staff does leave a bit to be desired as they usually try to hide and pretend they are not in. Maintenance is generally good and fast acting.

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Occasionally, the staff host gatherings which is a great chance to meet your neighbors

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The office and maintenance staff generally respond well and promptly to any complaints or maintenance issues. I had a broken heater and cooker and within a week brand new ones were installed

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