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Leicester is a city in the East Midlands of England and county town of Leicestershire which lies on the River Soar. The city also lies at the edge of the National Forest which is an environmental project run by the national Forest Company. It is an attempt to blend ancient woodland with new plantings in order to create a new national forest. Leicester has a number of scheduled monuments which include the 15th century Belgrave Bridge, the 12th century Leicester Abbey and medieval Leicester Castle.
The city has two main shopping centres which are the Haymarket Shopping Centre and Highcross Leicester. In additional there is the smaller St Martin's Square shopping centre and Leicester Lanes where there are a number of designer and specialist shops. Leicester has a large multi cultural population and the Golden Mile is a stretch of Belgrave Road known for its authentic Indian restaurants, sari shops and jewellers.
Leicester also hosts many cultural events including the annual Pride Parade, a Caribbean Carnival which is the largest in the UK outside London, the largest Diwali celebration outside of India and one of the largest comedy festivals in the UK, the Leicester Comedy Festival. The city also has a film festival, the Leicester International Short Film Festival, which is an annual event which is held every November.
Located in the north west of England, the city of Liverpool has the perfect blend of old and new. The city has a world famous music scene and is the birthplace of the Beatles and is also home to Liverpool Football Club. Whilst in the city pay a visit to Albert Dock where you will find the Tate Liverpool, the Merseyside maritime Museum and the award winning Beatles Story. For fans of the Beatles you can take a Liverpool Beatles tour and discover the Cavern Club, Mendips, 20 Forthlin Road to name just a few important locations with a strong association with the band. For a family day out take a trip to the World Museum Liverpool which has everything from dinosaurs and Egyptian mummies to creatures from the deep and live creepy crawlies to discover. If you want an outdoor family adventure then take in the 550 acre Knowsley Safari Park where you can get close to camels, monkeys, rhinos and lions. Last, but not least, is Liverpool's sporting heritage. The city is home to two of the Premier League's biggest football teams - Liverpool Football Club and Everton Football Club. The city is also home to the world famous Grand National steeplechase race which is held at Aintree racecourse.