Leicester is a busy and diverse city in the centre of Leicestershire and in the East Midlands of England. Having been occupied by the Romans, Leicester was the birthplace of Lady Jane Grey and the final resting place of Richard III. Leicester expanded massively during the Industrial Revolution due to the mills in the city, becoming a major location for the production of textiles in the city. Modern-day Leicester is a beautiful and vibrant city in which to live. Shoppers can visit the fantastic range of high-street shops available in the Highcross Shopping Centres, whilst those with a taste more for the boutique and independent can visit shops on The Lanes and in the Arcades, as well as Gallowtree Gate and Granby Street. Arty types can visit Leicester's art galleries or one of its theatres, to see a variety of acts from comedians to plays to musical acts. Historians, meanwhile, can visit the New Walk Museum and Gallery, Guildhall or any of the other fantastic museums in the city. Leicester is also a foodie paradise, featuring a range of restaurants to meet all tastes, including Michelin Star fare. Leicester has a fantastic range of independent and state-run schools, making it perfect for young and growing families. Professionals, meanwhile, will be well-served by Leicester's fantastic economy, as well as travel times to Nottingham of only half an hour. Properties to rent in the city range from cosy and affordable flats in the city centre to terraces perfect for first-time renters to expansive family homes, and everything in between.