Loughborough (pronounced 'luffbura' or 'luffbruh') is a town in Leicestershire, England. In 1991 the population of the town was 46,900, and it is the administrative centre for the Charnwood district.
It has a university, Loughborough University, and a non-league football club, Loughborough Football Club. The town has produced a disproportionate number of world-class athletes, including Paula Radcliffe, Sebastian Coe, and Steve Backley.
Loughborough is home of Ladybird Books and the Great Central Steam Railway, and formerly of the Brush Locomotive Works.