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History of Loughborough

History of Loughborough
  • council: Charnwood Borough Council
  • population: 57,600
  • phone code: 01509 263151
  • postcode area: LE11
  • county: Leicestershire
  • twin Towns: Épinal, France : Gembloux, Belgium : Schwäbisch Hall, Germany : Zamość, Poland

Welcome to Loughborough, the largest town in Leicestershire. For hundreds of years Loughborough has been providing the people of Charnwood and beyond all the goods, services, food, drink and entertainment they need. Today, more than ever, Loughborough is a bustling town centre, full of a fantastic range of shops, restaurants, services, bars and venues.

If you’re a regular to the town you’ll know how easy it is to get here and to get around the town centre. You’ll already appreciate the huge variety of products on offer and the ease of moving from place to place. If you’re new to Loughborough you’ll enjoy discovering the many gems, from specialist shopping streets, to regular entertainment, to the tranquillity of Queens Park.

Playing a vital part in the vitality of Loughborough town centre is our regular market, held every Thursday and Saturday. Enjoyed by young and old alike, more than 100 stallholders sell an amazing range of goods and of course create the atmosphere which only an outdoor market can offer. For those who really care about their food there is a farmers market held on the second Wednesday of the month. There is also a Friday bric-a-brac market and occasional continental and craft markets.

During the year you’ll find all sorts of events taking place in Loughborough town centre including music, dance and comedy. Every August the Market Place turns into the seaside, with beaches for kiddies to play in. In November the annual street fair takes over the town centre in a riot of sound and light. In the run-up to Christmas, Loughborough offers a whole range of entertainment, as well as fantastic festive illuminations.

So whether you’re a local or a visitor there’s always plenty to see and do in Loughborough town centre. All the choice of a city, without the big city hassle.

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