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The industrial northern city of Sheffield in located in South Yorkshire and lies on the River Sheaf. The city has many attractions including the Sheffield Walk of Fame in the city centre. This honours many famous residents of Sheffield past and present. Sheffield's two large theatres are the Lyceum Theatre and the Crucible Theatre. These two theatres along with the smaller Studio Theatre make up the largest theatre complex in the United Kingdom outside of London. The Crucible Theatre is perhaps best known for hosting the World Snooker Championships since 1977. The Lyceum Theatre hosts many touring West End productions and operas by Opera North along with shown put on by local companies.
The city also has a number of museums which include the Weston Park Museum, the Millennium Galleries, Graves Art Gallery, the Kelham Island Museum, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet which is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument and the Shepherd Wheel which is a Grade II listed building and also a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Major railway routes through Sheffield railway station include the Midland Main Line, which links the city to London via the East Midlands, the Cross Country Route which links the East of Scotland and Northeast of England with the West Midlands and the Southwest, and the lines linking Liverpool and Manchester with Hull and East Anglia.
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.