Leicestershire

Leicestershire is a county in the East Midlands region of England. It borders Northamptonshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Centred around Leicester, an important economic and cultural centre for the East Midlands, Leicestershire offers an enticing combination of countryside and metropolitan living. The county is also known as “The Garden of England,” due to its abundance of orchards and market gardens and is the birthplace of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Darwin and George Eliot. If you’re looking for a new home, Leicestershire has a lot to offer!

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Areas in Leicestershire

Leicestershire is made up of the following areas: Leicester, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, Blaby District Council, and Charnwood Borough Council.

Some of the standout areas in Leicestershire include:

Leicester

The City of Leicester, more commonly known as simply “Leicester,” offers a great place for young professionals looking for affordable living within easy reach of London via train from St Pancras International Station (35 minutes). If you need some out from work or study, Leicester’s rich culture offers plenty of entertainment, such as the Curve Theatre and numerous cinemas.

Some areas in Leicester include Clarendon Park, Newtown Linford and Spinney Hills.

Loughborough

An affluent town located on the outskirts of Charnwood Forest, Loughborough is a vibrant market town with a rich cultural and sporting history. Famous for its research-led University, Loughborough is a great place to settle if you’re looking for a peaceful country living, but also want the attractions of nearby Leicester.

Lutterworth

A small market town just south of the larger town of Rugby, Lutterworth offers an excellent quality of life for its residents with great schools and community spirit as well as excellent transport links to Birmingham and London.

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Leicestershire universities 

The higher education facilities in Leicestershire include the University of Leicester, De Montfort University and Loughborough.

University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is an international research-led university. It boasts an average of 20,000 students and has one of the highest student satisfaction rates in England.

De Montfort University

Situated near to the city centre on a green site with views across the River Soar, De Montfort University has more than 25,000 students including nearly 11,500 at its main campus in Leicester. With roots dating back to 1827, it was one of the first universities in the UK.

Loughborough University

Loughborough’s reputation for sport precedes itself; it dominated British gymnastics for many years and produced some great Olympians too! It also excels academically.

Leicester is a fantastic city with plenty on offer for students and professionals alike: it ranks highly as London’s greenest city, has one of the UK’s largest student populations outside university towns and provides world-class sports facilities.

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Top schools in Leicestershire

The best schools in Leicestershire include The Trinity Catholic School, Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Sports College, Ellis Guilford Grammar School – all ranked ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors. 

Population of Leicestershire

The population figure for 2020 puts the county’s total at around 1,053,486 people living in an area of 832 square miles, with the vast majority of the population living in the City of Leicester.

 

Reviews in Leicestershire

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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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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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