London Leicester Train
The London Leicester train connection travels between the stations of London St Pancras and Leicester.
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London is the capital city of both England and of the United Kingdom and spans both banks of the River Thames. Present day London can trace its history back 2,000 years from when it was a Roman settlement. London is a truly global city that has strengths in arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, media, research and development and tourism. London has the largest financial services sector in the world, the world's largest city airport by passenger numbers and world class universities including Imperial College, King's College the London School of Economics and University College London.
Due in part to its port London has a diverse population from around the world. It is estimated that more than 300 languages are spoken within the city's boundaries. This ethnic diversity enhances London's cultural offering. Among the many landmarks and historic buildings visitors are particularly drawn to the four sites that have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, the combined Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret's Church and Greenwich which includes the Royal Observatory and the fact that Greenwich marks the Prime Meridian, 0 degrees longitude and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
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.