In The City (1:55) Shots of Leicester City on a dreary day in September to which a soundscape composition by Bill Newsinger has been created. Leicester is a city in the East Midlands of England along the River Soar. It is the largest city in the region. According to the 2011 census Leicester had the largest proportion of people aged 19-and-under in the East Midlands with 27 per cent. Today, the city has a large ethnic minority population mainly from South East Asia.