Leicester is one of the wonderful cities of East Midlands of England. Besides being the unitary authority, it is also county town of Leicestershire. The city has been located on the banks of River Soar. It is the largest city in East Midlands in terms of population.
The city continued to grow with unplanned urbanization during Industrial Revolution. Leicester has now emerged as one of the major economic centers with an array of manufacturers in various fields especially in shoe making, engineering, and hosiery. The economic success of the city leads to the significant urban expansion.