The county town of Leicestershire, Leicester is a well-connected city in the East Midlands. Lying alongside the M1 motorway and on the main rail line to London, Leicester has and remains a major industrial and commercial centre. The tenth largest city in England, Leicester is home to just under 300,000 people.
At around 2000 years old, Leicester is one of the oldest cities in the UK and in Roman times was the capital of the East Midlands area. The city itself has expanded into several outlying towns over the years - including Oadby, Leicester Forest East, Braunstone Town, Birstall and Glenfield. Leicester is home to a number of van hire companies - each of which offers all standard types of hire van: