A market town in southwest Leicestershire, Hinckley has a total population of about 43,246. One can reach this place by air, railways, road as well as bus. A mix of tradition and cosmopolitan culture this place a lot of places that acts as tourist attraction such as the canal side pub, The Lime Kilns, the framework knitters' cottages, the site of the Battle of Bosworth, St James's Church, Hinckley Museum, Stoke Golding, St Mary's Church, Britannia (Burbage) Scout headquarter, the Brodick Park, as well as the Ashby Canal.
A traditional centre of the hosiery industry, which however has declined over the years, the place is also home to the Triumph Motorcycle company, Ultima Sports Ltd, Paynes Garages Ltd.
As far as education is concerned the place has a number of primary as well as secondary schools as well. In fact for further education there are several colleges in the area as well.
This place has new housing developments in the year 1950s, 1960s with the latest one being in the year 1990s.
As far as history is concerned this place is famous for Joseph Hansom built the first Hansom cab in Hinckley in 1835.