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The development of the city of Leicester is strongly linked to the completion of the Grand Union Canal in 1790 which linked Leicester to London and Birmingham, and also to the arrival of the railways in 1832. This process of industrialisation continued throughout the reign of Queen Victoria with the appearance of factories along the canal and the River Soar and of mills in districts such as Frog Island and Woodgate.
The city is the county town of Leicestershire in the East Midlands of England. Lying at the edge of the National Forest and on the River Soar, the city has a number of historical monuments including the 15th century Belgrave Bridge and the 12th century Leicester Abbey and medieval Leicester Castle.
Shopping in the city is divided between the Haymarket Shopping Centre, Highcross Leicester, St Martin's Square and Leicester Lanes. Leicester is also home to the largest outdoor covered marketplace in Europe. Leicester Market sells fruit, vegetables, fresh fish and meat and also hosts festivals which are organised by Leicester City Council. The market was given royal consent in 1229 by Henry III. Other markets in Leicester include Beaumont Leys Market. There are other markets, including the farmer's market and the continental markets usually held on Humberstone Gate or Gallowtree Gate.
Located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the city of Hull was founded late in the 12th century by the monks of Meaux Abbey who needed a port where the wool from their estates could be exported. They chose a place at the junction of the rivers Hull and Humber to build a quay. Today, Hull is a modern, cosmopolitan city surrounded by colourful seaside resorts, a jaw-dropping coastline and miles and miles of tranquil countryside. Whether it's sandcastles on the beach or a night on the tiles, clambering over cliffs or strolling around a stately home, Hull has something for everyone. Whilst in the city pay a visit to the Museum of Club Culture which is the world's only museum dedicated to celebrating nightclub and streetstyles from around the world. Alternatively, take a stroll around Hull Old Town and marvel at the Georgian architecture, historic pubs and take a ride on the only swinging footbridge in the United Kingdom. Continuing with the pub theme why not follow The Ale Trail which takes visitors to some of the oldest pubs in the city which include George Hotel - Hull's oldest surviving licensed pub with the smallest window in England.