Books based in this county:
Authors associated with this county
Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.
Janet and Allen Ahlberg (children's authors)
Kingsley Amis (Lucky Jim)
Adele Parks (studied at the university)
Find your perfect cuppa or indulge your sweet cravings by choosing one of these great local companies.
Places to eat and drink
Ellen Louisa's Vintage Teas
3A, Taragon Business Centre
9-13 Coventry Rd
Thistle Cottage Tea Rooms
8 Market Pl
As well as woodlands and countryside, castles and canals, Leicestershire offers historical attractions such as the Battle of Bosworth Country Park, something for the science enthusiast with the National Space Centre, and fun for the family at Twinlakes Park. Grab a pork pie or some Red Leicester cheese to experience the food heritage, too.
Places to visit
Battle of Bosworth Country Park, National Space Centre, Twinlakes Park, New Walk Museum, Foxton Locks, Watermead Country Park.
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