East Midlands

Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, next to the Trent, and Waitrose, in Newark-on-Trent
Major Oak in Sherwood Forest; a traditional landmark of the north-east Midlands.
East Midlands Airport (looking west)
Air cargo aircraft at EMA
Newark North Gate railway station
The River Trent at the former High Marnham Power Station, next to the 1897 Fledborough Viaduct; the power station, built in 1959, was Europe's first 1000 MW coal power station (5 x 200 MW) and consumed coal from 17 collieries; the area is the largest collection of power stations in Europe, sometimes known as Kilowatt Valley
The Five Boroughs of the Danelaw
Steep Hill in Lincoln
Fox hunting is historically linked with the East Midlands
The innovative but aborted APT, designed in Derby, seen here in May 1980
How a zoom lens works; the principle was largely first invented in Leicester
Watford Gap services, Britain's first motorway service station, seen here in May 2006, which opened in November 1959
The De Veres Venues East Midlands Conference Centre at the University of Nottingham in September 2012
General election results in 2017
The jet engine was built and developed in the region
UK Coal (formerly RJB Mining) was based in Styrrup near Harworth. The north part of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire used to have many coal mines, and the last two pits producing in Nottinghamshire were near Market Warsop and Ollerton
Swarfega was invented and is made by Deb in Belper
Worcester Bosch Thermokinetics makes its oil-fired and floor-standing boilers at its Danesmoor Works, off the A6175
Taylor, Taylor & Hobson 1925 advert
Caterpillar at Desford
National Grid plc has its main Ofsted-checked Eakring Training Centre in Nottinghamshire, where trainees learn how to build electricity pylons, including the new T pylon; National Grid has other training sites in Hollinwood and Hitchin
Dr Martens and many footwear companies are based in the south of the region, south-east of Wellingborough, at Wollaston
Headquarters of Next Retailing in July 2007 at Enderby, next to the M69; the largest company by turnover in the Midlands
Calders & Grandidge in the south of Boston are the UK's largest supplier of telegraph poles and wooden railway sleepers
John Smedley factory at Lea Mills: the oldest continuously-working factory in the world
Oxo factory (former Batchelors) on the Dukeries Industrial Estate in Worksop
Carlsberg Brewery at the A428/A508 junction in Northampton, on the former Phipps NBC site, also bottles Tuborg and San Migiuel; all modern lagers come from a Carlsberg yeast developed in 1883
Sir Owen Williams D10 building at Boots
The Eurofighter Typhoon is based at RAF Coningsby; it will eventually carry the active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, which enables the radar to distinguish between targets and background noise, which earlier radars could not
An orangutan at Twycross Zoo
Sponne School, in Towcester
The University of Nottingham's Trent Building
Loughborough University is recognised for its green campus
University of Leicester
Brackenhurst Hall — Nottingham Trent University's agricultural college in Southwell
Brian Clough in April 1980
Leicester Riders arena in September 2016
The Waltham on the Wolds transmitter covers large parts of the region
Radio Northampton's Broadcasting House
British Parachute Schools at Langar

One of nine official regions of England at the first level of ITL for statistical purposes.

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Nottingham Castle
Nottingham in 1831
Nottingham Council House
Map illustrating the boundaries of the city and the wider Greater Nottingham area
Nottingham from the east, c. 1695, painted by Jan Siberechts
Nottingham Trent University, Arkwright Building
National Justice Museum in the Lace Market
The south side of Nottingham High School
Part of the HM Revenue & Customs Castle Meadow Campus in Nottingham
The Exchange Arcade inside the Council House
The Nottingham Playhouse and the Roman Catholic Cathedral reflected in Anish Kapoor's Sky Mirror
The Albert Hall, Nottingham, one of the city's music venues
Ferris wheel in Old Market Square
Buildings on the south side of the Lace Market area
Meadow Lane (left) and the City Ground (right) either side of the River Trent, the two closest professional football grounds in England
Nottingham railway station
The NET tram network
British Waterways building (formerly the Trent Navigation Company warehouse) on the Nottingham Canal
The Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Barnabas, viewed from Derby Road
Unitarian Chapel on High Pavement, now the Pitcher and Piano public house
Wollaton Hall was used as Wayne Manor in the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises.

Nottingham (, locally ) is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England.


The great hall of Oakham Castle, with the spire of All Saints' Church beyond
Ceremonial horseshoes in Oakham Castle
Oakham railway station providing good links to Peterborough, Leicester, Birmingham and Stansted Airport
Oakham Buttercross, with some buildings of Oakham School beyond
All Saints' Church from footpath between Church Street and Market Place
All Saints' Church seen from Northgate
The stocks, under the Buttercross
Inscription above the Old School door
Cutts Close park - looking southwest towards the original Oakham School building, with the bandstand to the right
Plaque on Jeffery Hudson's Cottage
Dean's Street, a quiet back street

Oakham is the county town of Rutland in the East Midlands of England, 25 mi east of Leicester, 28 mi south-east of Nottingham and 23 mi west of Peterborough.

East Midlands Airport

Britannia Airways Boeing 737 operating holiday charters in 1982
The air traffic control tower at East Midlands airport, located at the south of the airfield, next to the terminal.
The terminal buildings in 2009.
The check-in hall at the airport.
East Midlands Parkway railway station.
The Aeropark at East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport is an international airport in the East Midlands of England, close to Castle Donington in northwestern Leicestershire, between Loughborough (10 mi), Derby (12.5 mi) and Nottingham (14 mi); Leicester is (20 mi) to the south and Lincoln (43 mi) north east.


Market and industrial town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England, straddling the London–Edinburgh East Coast Main Line and the River Witham and bounded to the west by the A1 north–south trunk road.

Map of Grantham town centre. London Road, Wharf Road, Sankt Augustin Way and Barrowby Road form the A52. Harlaxton Road is the A607.
Watercolour and graphite painting of Grantham Church by J. M. W. Turner (1797)
Army barracks, next to the A52, east of the town
Hornsby oil engine at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life
Scale model of Hornsby 1910 steam caterpillar tractor
Grantham Guildhall on St Peters Hill designed by William Watkin
St Wulfram's Church, Grantham
The 46 acre of Spittlegate Level (B1174 – the former A1) south of the town, home of many local companies and the former Corus Service Centre, which was developed in 1973
The sign of the Angel and Royal
The Angel and Royal in 1836
Saltersford Marsh
Grantham Radio Station, owned by NATS (En Route) Limited, for radio navigation for aircraft, and is situated in the north of Waltham near the Sproxton parish boundary
Class 91 Electric locomotive at the station in May 2004, looking south
Bridge 66 on the Grantham Canal at Harlaxton
Spittlegate Millhouse, Grantham
Mannequin of Isaac Newton at Grantham Museum
The living pub sign of The Beehive, at 10 Castlegate
The Red House on North Parade (former Oddfellows Arms)
The water tower on Gorse Lane is a local landmark for drivers
Kesteven RFC pitch in April 2006
Sir Isaac Newton by William Theed, 1858, bronze; St Peter's Hill, Grantham
The corner shop where Margaret Thatcher was born, North Parade, Grantham. Location: °N, °W
Bishop John Still, effigy in Wells Cathedral
Rivercourt Methodist Church, Hammersmith, London, designed by Charles Bell
Olympic gold medal winning tennis player Charles P. Dixon

Grantham is a town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, a non-metropolitan county in the East Midlands of England.


The henge monument at Arbor Low
Flooding in South Wingfield Derbyshire in 2012
A cross-section of northern Derbyshire, from west to east, showing the approximate structure of an eroded dome, with younger Coal Measure rocks to the east, and older limestone exposed in the centre
The rugged moorland edge of the southern Pennines at Kinder Downfall
The ruins of the Magpie Mine near Sheldon
Derbyshire parliamentary constituencies 2019 election result
County Hall, Matlock
One of many Victorian village schools in Derbyshire
County Cricket Ground, in Derby
The scenic Derbyshire that attracts tourists
Flag of Derbyshire

Derbyshire ( or ) is a county in the East Midlands of England.


Seaside town and civil parish in the East Lindsey District of Lincolnshire, England.

Skegness's built-up area in 2020. The dark beige shading represents residential and commercial areas; the light beige areas are caravan parks; the grey area is the industrial estate; the parish boundary shown as a dashed red line.
The railway line connecting the East Midlands cities with Skegness
The Grand Parade before the clock tower was built, looking north towards the pier. The Marine Gardens are on the right.
John Hassall's "Jolly Fisherman" poster (1908)
Grand Parade, showing some of the late-20th-century amusements which have replaced hotels and cinemas
Skegness Pier deck looking seawards
Skegness railway station
Boston and Skegness parliamentary constituency
Skegness lifeboat station
St Matthew's Church, Skegness (Anglican)
Donkeys at Skegness, July 2005
St Clement's Church, Skegness

The town is on the A52 and A158 roads, connecting it with Boston and the East Midlands, and Lincoln respectively.


Lincoln Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedrals in the UK viewed from Lincoln Castle
Part of 'The Bailgate', the centre of the uphill area of Lincoln
County and County Borough areas pre 1965
Lincolnshire farmland near Burton Coggles
The Humber Bridge connecting North Lincolnshire to the East Riding of Yorkshire
A rural road in Lincolnshire
The rural B1397 in Gosberton Fen heading out towards the Bourne area
Map of civil parishes within Lincolnshire
The centre of Skegness, showing the clock tower and the "Jolly Fisherman" sculpture/fountain
Seafront and beach at Cleethorpes
Skegness seafront and Pier
Ingoldmells beach
Beach Huts and Paddling Pool at Sutton-on-Sea
Chapel St Leonards
A view up 'Steep Hill' towards the historic quarter of Bailgate in Lincoln
Lincolnshire mobile library at Pode Hole. Lincolnshire County Council operate five routes, covering small villages in this large, sparse, county. Each location is visited once a month.
William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley
Captain John Smith
Sir Isaac Newton
Margaret Thatcher
John Wesley
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Michael Foale
Lincolnshire sausages
The Red Arrows, based at RAF Scampton near Lincoln are a popular attraction at the Waddington Air Show
The Gold Victorian-style Penfold post box in Lincoln painted in recognition of Paralympian Sophie Wells who won the gold medal in the team Equestrian event at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. It is the only post box painted gold in the county
Flag of Lincolnshire
The Lincoln Imp high above the choir on the southern side of Lincoln Cathedral
Typhoon FGR4 aircraft, based at RAF Coningsby
Belton House
Boston Stump
Gainsborough Old Hall
Harlaxton Manor
Normanby Hall
Tattershall Castle
Thornton Abbey
St James' Church, Louth

Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs.) is a county in the East Midlands of England, with a long coastline on the North Sea to the east.


Large market and commuter town in the unitary authority area of North Northamptonshire in the ceremonial county of Northamptonshire, England, 65 miles from London and 11 mi from Northampton on the north side of the River Nene.

All Hallows Church
Wellingborough Croyland Abbey
The Swansgate Shopping Centre in 2008
Wellingborough station building
The Castle Theatre
The entrance of Isebrook Hospital
Sculpture: Three Silver Ladies
Sir David Frost attended Wellingborough Grammar School.

The second station, Wellingborough Midland Road, is still in operation with trains to London and the East Midlands.

River Soar

A canalised section of the river in Leicester
Map of the navigable part of the River Soar (in dark green) and it's connection to the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal (dark blue)
The River Soar near Sutton Bonington, where it forms the Nottinghamshire (to the left) — Leicestershire county border.
Floating Pennywort infestation in the River Soar, Leicester
A nineteenth-century pump house and a new riverside development by the Soar in central Leicester
A factory on the River Soar south of Leicester
Soar valley between Barrow upon Soar and Mountsorrel

The River Soar is a major tributary of the River Trent in the English East Midlands and is the principal river of Leicestershire.


The historic boundaries of the county shown in John Speed's map of the county in his Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine, c. undefined 1611. A depiction of the town of Northampton is inset in the top left, and the city of Peterborough in the bottom right.
Kilworth Wharf on the Grand Union Canal
Silverstone adds millions every year to the local economy - Kimi Räikkönen testing for McLaren at Silverstone in April 2006
Brackley bypass on the A43
The Grand Union Canal at Braunston
An East Midlands Trains service approaching Wellingborough on the Midland Main Line
Sywell Aerodrome
BBC Radio Northampton's Broadcasting House
Statue inscribed ‘They tackled the job’ outside Franklin's Gardens

Northamptonshire ( abbreviated Northants.), is a ceremonial county in the East Midlands of England.