The city of Leicester in the East Midlands is well-placed in the centre of the country, a fact that has led some well-known companies to have their headquarters there. Clothing and homeware company Next and major homeware retailer Dunhelm are both based in the city.
The city of Leicester in the East Midlands is well-placed in the centre of the country, a fact that has led some well-known companies to have their headquarters there. Clothing and homeware company Next and major homeware retailer Dunhelm are both based in the city. The convenience of having the busy East Midlands Airport close by also helps to create a demand for serviced apartments in Leicester.
Recently, Leicester has become well known as the burial place of King Richard III, whose remains were discovered in the city. After the king was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, he was brought back to the city, but over the years his burial place was lost. Then, in 2012, his remains were found buried, rather unglamorously, beneath a car park in Leicester. After an archaeological investigation which confirmed his identity, in 2015 he was reburied in Leicester Cathedral.
Leicester is one of the UK’s oldest cities and has a history dating back at least two thousand years to before the arrival of the Romans, all of which gives more to explore for corporate travellers using serviced apartments in the city. If you visit, you’ll find the ruins of a Roman Bath House at the Jewry Wall Museum, and an even older Iron Age hillfort in Burrough on the Hill.
The city was the birthplace of Modern Standard English. Originally developed as a way of allowing the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings to communicate, today it is used by more than a billion people worldwide.
Leicester Market is the biggest outdoor covered market in the whole of Europe. The Jain Centre opened on Oxford Street in 1988, becoming the first ever Jain temple to be established in the West. Formerly a church building, it was purchased by Dr Natubhai Shah in 1979 and took years to transform.
Finding the right accommodation in Leicester can turn your short stay into a wonderful experience. Our Leicester serviced apartments are selected to give access to the city’s heart and are located within easy reach of the railway station. Quality city apartments are the best place to stay while exploring Leicester. These apartments give travellers staying in them a flexible, secure space that enables them to make the most of their stay.