Preston is a city and local government district in Lancashire, England, located on the River Ribble. Preston has an overall population of 335,000. Preston is a major centre of the defence aerospace industry with two of BAE Systems major military assembly facilities being located at either end of the city. Also having a strong presence in the city is the brewing business with Inbev having several breweries located in the area.The city is home to Alstom Transport's main UK spare parts distribution centre which is located on Strand Road.Preston's premier landmark is probably St Walburge's Church which has, at 94 metres, the tallest spire in England on a church that is not a cathedral. More popular places in Preston are parks and museums.