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Where is Leicester?

Leicester is located in the county of Leicestershire, East Midlands, five miles south-west of the town of Syston, and 88 miles north-west of London. Leicester falls within the unitary authority of City of Leicester. It is in the LE1 postcode district. The post town for Leicester is Leicester.

Leicester on a map

Map showing extent of Leicester as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Leicester
Map showing location of Leicester within the UK
Location of Leicester within the UK

Which county is Leicester in?

Leicester is in the ceremonial county of Leicestershire, the historic county of Leicestershire, and the administrative county of City of Leicester.

Ceremonial CountyLeicestershire
Historic CountyLeicestershire
Administrative CountyCity of Leicester

Where is Leicester in Leicestershire?

Leicester is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Leicestershire, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Leicestershire.

Map showing location of Leicester within Leicestershire
Location of Leicester within Leicestershire

What is the postcode for Leicester?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Leicester is LE1 5BP.

Where is Leicester in LE1?

Leicester is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the LE1 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the LE1 postcode district.

Map showing location of Leicester within LE1
Location of Leicester within LE1

What is the post town for Leicester?

The post town for Leicester is Leicester. Leicester is in the LE1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Leicester.

What is the latitude and longitude of Leicester?

The centre of Leicester is located at position 52.63361° latitude and -1.13347° longitude.

Latitude52.63361°
Longitude-1.13347°

What is the easting and northing of Leicester?

The centre of Leicester is located at the grid reference easting 458743 and northing 304337 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting458743
Northing304337

What are the nearest towns to Leicester?

Position of Leicester relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Leicester to the centre of the town.

south-west
5m
Leicester is 5 miles south-west of Syston
north-east
9m
Leicester is 9 miles north-east of Earl Shilton
south
10m
Leicester is 10 miles south of Loughborough
south-east
11m
Leicester is 11 miles south-east of Coalville
east
11m
Leicester is 11 miles east of Market Bosworth
south-east
12m
Leicester is 12 miles south-east of Shepshed
east
12m
Leicester is 12 miles east of Ibstock
north-east
12m
Leicester is 12 miles north-east of Hinckley
north
13m
Leicester is 13 miles north of Lutterworth
south-west
14m
Leicester is 14 miles south-west of Melton Mowbray

What are the nearest cities to Leicester?

Position of Leicester relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Leicester to the centre of the city.

north-east
22m
Leicester is 22 miles north-east of Coventry
south
22m
Leicester is 22 miles south of Nottingham
south-east
25m
Leicester is 25 miles south-east of Derby
east
29m
Leicester is 29 miles east of Lichfield
east
34m
Leicester is 34 miles east of Birmingham
west
38m
Leicester is 38 miles west of Peterborough
east
42m
Leicester is 42 miles east of Wolverhampton
south-west
48m
Leicester is 48 miles south-west of Lincoln
south-east
51m
Leicester is 51 miles south-east of Stoke-on-Trent
south
54m
Leicester is 54 miles south of Sheffield

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