Located in the Charnwood Borough of the county of Leicestershire, Loughborough is the second largest settlement in the county, after Leicester. The world’s largest bell foundry, John Taylor Bellfounders, is located in the area while Dishley Grange Farm is a prominent landmark on the outskirts of town. The town has been home to a number of famous people over the years, including Albert Francis Cross, Nicola Hughes, David Neilson, Danny Wallace and Dean Ward. Loughborough is also the home of Loughborough University, which is the alma mater of famous personalities like Sebastian Coe, Paula Radcliffe, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Monty Panesar and Lawrie Sanchez.
The town has many serviced offices and stores that are home to the likes of copywriting firms, doctors & healthcare practitioners, accountants, and financial consultants. There are builders and interior decorators in Loughborough along with industrial equipment manufacturers, fashion designers, and lawyers. Jay Webb Consultancy Services Ltd. and AYPC Tech also have offices here.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Loughborough hosts a number of festivals and exciting entertainment events at venues like the Town Hall Theatre, which offers live music, theatre, stand-up comedy acts and the performing arts. The Odeon cinema is the place to be for movie-fans while festivals like the Loughborough Canal Festival, on Chain Bridge, and The Picnic in the Park, at Queens Park, are also popular with locals and tourists. You can enjoy a variety of restaurants offering food to suit all palates. There is food from Nepal on the menu at Mount Gurkha, Mediterranean food at The Quorn Exchange, and local English seafood with a modern touch at Hammer and Pincers.
Loughborough Railway Station is a major link on the Midland Main Line, and along with regular service to London it is also a stop for the Eurostar, connecting the town to the rest of Europe. Road transport includes a number of bus, taxi and coach services while drivers can also benefit from the A6 which connects to the M1 motorway. Loughborough also offers transport over water with the River Soar connecting the southern side of town via the Grand Union Canal.