Derby Leicester Train
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The city of Derby is located in the East Midlands area of England and lies on the River Derwent. The city of Derby has an important place in economic history as it is considered to be the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and home to the first factory in the world. The arrival of the railways in the 19th century also led Derby to become an important centre of the British rail industry.
Modern day Derby has an international reputation for advanced transport manufacturing being home to the world's second largest aircraft engine manufacturer, Rolls Royce, and to Derby Litchurch Lane Works, the UK's only remaining train manufacturer which is now owned by Bombardier. Toyota Manufacturing has its UK headquarters located just to the south of Derby at Burnaston.
Visitors to Derby can enjoy the city's notable landmarks which include Derby Cathedral, Derby Gaol, Derby Industrial Museum, Pickford's House Museum and the Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
The main shopping area in Derby is divided into three main areas. These are the Cathedral Quarter, the St Peters Quarter and Intu Shopping Centre. The Cathedral Quarter has a large number of shops, boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants and is centered around the Cathedral.
Located in the East Midlands region of England, the city of Leicester is the county town of Leicestershire. Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England having been founded by the Romans as Ratae Coritanorum. Today, it is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United Kingdom with people from all races and cultures living and working in the city.
The city has an extensive bus network with most bus services operated by First Leicester and Arriva. First Leicester services cover mainly city locations and Arriva services cover destinations just outside the city as well as some city destinations. First Leicester services leave from a variety of points in the city centre and most Arriva services depart from St Margarets Bus Station.
Those who wish to visit historic sights can visit the Jewry Wall museum located near the city centre. This is a 2,000 year old remains of the Roman Bath House in the City and is the second largest such survival in the UK, the adjacent Museum tells Leicester's history since ancient times.
The city centre of Leicester has a vibrant and friendly atmosphere along with many department stores and a large shopping centre called Highcross.