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Leicesteris a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire, with a population 348,300.
When the town was linked to the national network, by 1840, with a direct link to London Saint Pancras Station this important venue encouraged and accompanied a process of industrialisation. Factories began to appear, and between 1861 and 1901, the proportion employed in trade, commerce, building, and the city’s new factories and workshops rose steadily. Hosiery, textiles, and footwear became the major industrial employers.
There was a steady decline in Leicester’s traditional manufacturing industries andworking factories and light industrial premises have now been almost entirely replaced. With the loss of much of the city’s industry some of the old industrial jobs were replaced by new jobs in the service sector, particularly in retail. Leicester’s central position and good transport links had established it as a distribution centre.
Many cultural institutions such as Curve, De Montfort Hall, Haymarket Theatre, Little Theatre, Peepul Centre and Phoenix Arts Centre are based in the city and have a well-known reputation in the United Kingdom.
Leicester Self-Storage: At A Glance
With such a large population living in Leicester, moving in and out, there are numerous self-storages available. Choosing the one that suits your needs should not be a problem. City and its surrounding host six self-storages different in size with one of them located just near city centre. You can use storages for differently sized items: from books and clothes that overcrowd your home, to robust pieces of furniture that need to be laid aside while moving, as well as for short and long term storing of goods.
Does Leicester student population affect self-storage prices?
Leicester is home to two universities, the University of Leicester, and De Montfort University, with student population of 41,360.
Every year, students move in and out of dorm rooms. However, student budget is limited, and it often doesn’t allow moving furniture, books and other belongings all the way back home. Keeping things in local self-storage is more convenient, and many students as well as owners of self-storages know that. That is why in many places with large student population some storage facilities offer discounts specifically for students to help them afford a storage unit.
Things to see in Leicester
Leicester has a lot of things to offer to visitors and residents: from cultural sites to parks, gardens and places to have fun. Here are just a few places we recommend: Newarke Houses Museum, New Walk Museum, Abbey Pumping Station, The Guildhall, Botanic Gardens, The National Space Centre and Leicester Cathedral. We are sure you will discover many other interesting places, while walking down amazing streets of Leicester.