Leeds is one of England's largest northern cities and thrills with its sheer aesthetics, thanks to a varied mix of 20th and 21st-century architecture that ranges from rows of elegant Victorian town houses to the towering contemporary Bridgewater Place skyscraper.

Within its buzzing core you'll find theatres, the Leeds Art Gallery and an electric mix of music scenes that have produced the Kaiser Chiefs and the Leeds Symphony Orchestra. The city also serves as the Gateway to the rolling hills, craggy moorland and historic stone villages of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which offer some of England's prettiest country walks.

What to see & do in Leeds

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Where & what to eat in Leeds

  • 10 Places Where Locals Love to Eat in Leeds

    Leeds has a thriving culinary scene, mirroring the diversity of its residents and visitors. From Michelin-starred dining restaurants to niche pop-ups and homey neighbourhood joints, you’ll find the right restaurant for every type of night out – whether it be a romantic date, family night, or a pub crawl. Some restaurants serve classic British cuisine, often in a modern and elevated...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Leeds

  • 13 Best Places to Go Shopping in Leeds

    The city of Leeds is not only known for its breathtaking architecture and vibrant nightlife, but also for its bustling shopping scene. Leeds has plenty of large shopping centres, historical arcades, pop-up markets, and designer shops, where you can find anything from high street fashion to vintage clothing. Whether you want an all-in retail experience at the malls or you want...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Leeds

  • 10 Best Night Experiences in Leeds

    Leeds is filled with exciting activities to enjoy once the sun goes down. The city is known throughout the UK for its pulsating nightlife, whether its cutting-edge theatre or sampling craft beers. You can find cosy gastropubs in central Leeds, close to landmarks like the City Art Gallery and shopping malls such as Trinity Leeds and the Corn Exchange. Leeds is...

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Useful information

  • Leeds Travel Essentials

    Our Leeds Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in England. No matter how often you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Leeds Bradford Airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do...

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