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Old 21.01.2015, 19:03
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Re: Thinking about moving to England - where would you live (or not live!) and why??

If you have questions about East Leicestershire and schools, fire away, on Forum or by pm. As said Market Harborough has fast trains to London in 1 hr- which is brilliant- and good schools too. Robert Smythe 6th Form is excellent.

One of our daughers lives in our flat there, and she just loves the town and surrounding areas, and so easy for her work traveling all over due to great train and road connections. Great shops, both large and small + boutiques, weekly farmers' market, pubs both traditional and modern, same for restauransts of every kind, and great village pubs. Great butchers and fishmongers, lots of individual cafés and bars, as well as Starbucks, Costa and Nero. Leicester nearby is so bustling, huge market, fabulous shopping centre with huge John Lewis, Carluccios, Real Burger Co, sushi, and of course great Indian restaurants, cafés of every kind. Love it and would be happy to move back there if ever we do go back. And people in Leicestershire never sound or behave like Penelope Keith either, win win.

And it is more or less in the centre of England- you are in Norfolk, for Blakeney or Wells, but also the Peake District and the Cotswolds- all within just over 1 hour, and of course Cambridge and Nottingham- with beautiful Rutland and Rutland Water + Stamford even nearer.

As much as I love Devon and Cornwall, or the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales- the prices there are just too high- and all 3 too far from London and larger airports for 'cheap' travel to Europe.
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