Leicester is one of the largest cities in the east Midlands, and enjoys excellent bus connections to cities across the UK. There are regular direct coach services from London to Leicester setting off every hour. National Express also operates a frequent service to Leicester from regional cities including Nottingham, Birmingham and Coventry.
The main bus station in Leicester is St Margaret's Bus Station. Located on Gravel Street, just to the north of Leicester city centre, St Margaret's is the main arrival and departure point for local services as well as long-distance coaches to other parts of the UK. Local bus services travel between St Margaret's and Leicester Station, as well as the northern suburbs via bus route 120. However, it may be easier to get to the coach station by taxi.
One of the largest cities in the East Midlands, Leicester has a rich heritage. Visitors can learn about science and technology at the National Space Centre or they can find out about the area's industrial heritage at the impressive Abbey Pumping Station. The city has a wonderful cathedral and numerous historical landmarks like the Guildhall, while more modern attractions include Premier League football at the King Power Stadium. There are even some areas of natural beauty in the area such as Bradgate Park - which is also one of the best places in England to see re-enactments of historical battles. Visitors taking buses to Leicester can also time their trip to coincide with great cultural events like the Leicester International Music Festival.