Golden Mile (Leicester)

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Belgrave Road

The Golden Mile is a name given to a stretch of the Belgrave Road in Leicester, United Kingdom. The origin of the name is attributed to the many shops selling gold jewellery, said to be the largest selection outside India.[1]

The Golden Mile is renowned for its authentic Indian restaurants, sari shops, and jewellers,[2] and has been described as "the closest that Britain comes to an Indian bazaar".[3] This area of the city is also famous for its seasonal lights which combine to celebrate winter festivals including Diwali and Christmas. The Diwali celebrations in Leicester are focused on this area and are the largest outside India.[3][4]

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Coordinates: 52°38′57″N 1°07′22″W / 52.6493°N 1.1228°W / 52.6493; -1.1228