East Midlands Airport is located in Leicestershire in the heart of England. It has over 5 million passengers passing through every year and is the 12th busiest airport in the UK. Most of the flights are operated by budget and charter airlines connecting the airport with much of Europe. Car hire at East Midlands Airport is a great option to explore the region, the city of Derby is just 13 km away and both Nottingham and Leicester are 20 km away.
East Midlands Airport has one terminal building and is easy to navigate. There is an information desk, should you have any enquiries about the airport and there is free Wi-Fi access if you have a laptop or mobile phone, to check your emails. The airport has an executive lounge that can be booked for a fee, so you can relax in comfort before your flight with some light refreshments. For all your money needs, there are ATMs and currency exchange desks. There are also massage chairs if you want to relax or to keep busy, there is Sceptre Leisure for games. The airport has 11 shops to explore and you can browse for duty free bargains at Biza. WHSmith and Boots are also available as well as Dixons Travel for all your electronic gadgets. If you get hungry, you can have coffee and pastries at AMT or for something more substantial there is the Three Shire Food Market with many different choices. For fast food try Burger King or just enjoy a drink at The Runway Bar. The airport is also home to East Midlands Aero Park and there are a number of exhibits and aircraft to see.
The city of Leicester is ethnically diverse and there is plenty to do. The National Space Centre is a very popular attraction and in the Jewry Wall Museum you can see roman remains of the city. Also worth seeing are the Guildhall and Abbey Park. Nottingham is known as the ‘Queen of the Midlands’ and famous for legend of Robin Hood. Popular attractions include Nottingham Castle, the City of Caves and the Angel Row Gallery. You can also visit England’s oldest pub, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Inn. In Derby, you can climb the tower of Derby Cathedral and see fantastic views of the city and visit the Derby Museum and Art Gallery. A Ghost Walk is also recommended!