Unlike much of the U.K., Leicester has retained much of its historic record in buildings that still stand today. As well as being home to over 330,000 residents it was, in Roman times, settled by the Romans as a military outpost named Ratae. The pavements and baths from this time remain today which makes Leicester a fantastic tourist option.
It is also considered as one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.K., with immigrants making up 40% of its population. The industry is as diverse as its population and is the largest economy of the East Midlands. It also enjoys transportation connections to London via the M1 motorway and direct rail links.
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