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The vibrant city of Leeds may be one of England’s largest but it is also one of friendliest – you’re guaranteed a warm welcome. Leeds is the proud home to stunning architecture, world-class culture and art, award-winning restaurants, a wealth of attractions and an unrivalled shopping offer with a thriving independent scene.

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by breath-taking architecture as Leeds has more listed buildings than any other city outside London. You’ll spot plenty of Street Art too; from the striking murals that have been in the city for decades, to the rainbow bright new pieces that adorn many walls.

The Leeds food and drink scene is  unmissable; serving up an abundance of diverse dishes and world cuisine, with award-winning eateries, a Michelin star, incredible independents and a flourishing street food scene.  

If you’re after some retail therapy, you’re in the right place as Leeds is one of the UK’s best shopping destinations; you’ll find all your favourite high-street names and luxury brands here, but it’s the independent shopping and markets that really sets Leeds apart.

Leeds is home to four outstanding theatres, the first direct arena, and is one of three cities outside London to boast an Opera House and Ballet company; Opera North and Northern Ballet. Whether it’s a musical, ballet, comedy, or live music there’s a show to suit all tastes and ages.

Discover all the great things to do in Leeds and you’ll find more than just a city break.

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For a slice of British history, the city has plenty to offer with a number of nearby historic houses. Temple Newsam is a great country house surrounded by beautiful parkland which includes a working rare breeds farm. Famous as the birth place of Lord Darnley, notorious husband of Mary Queen of Scots, Temple Newsam House is a truly impressive Tudor-Jacobean mansion. Described as one of the best...

Leeds is home to four outstanding theatres, the first direct arena, and is one of three cities outside London to boast an Opera House and Ballet company; Opera North and Northern Ballet. Whether it’s a musical at Leeds Grand Theatre, ballet at Leeds Playhouse, comedy at Carriageworks Theatre or the charming Leeds City Varieties Music Hall there’s a show to suit all tastes and ages. Leeds has one of...

Leeds is one of the UK’s best shopping destinations; you’ll find all your favourite high-street names and luxury brands here, but it’s the independent shopping and markets that really sets Leeds apart. Combining the Victoria Quarter’s elegant Grade II listed Victorian arcades and the glamorous, modern Victoria Gate, Victoria Leeds is one of the country’s most beautiful shopping destinations...

Enjoy a day of culture at Leeds’ visual art galleries. Head for the flagship Leeds Art Gallery and discover the best twentieth century collection outside London and the striking wall painting for the Victorian staircase by Lothar Götz. Just next door, The Henry Moore Institute is dedicated to celebrating sculpture, hosting a programme of historical, modern and contemporary exhibitions presenting...

Leeds has always been held in high esteem in the food and drink realm. In recent years the biggest growth in the food and drink scene has come from a fantastic range of independent cafés, bars and restaurants. You can’t visit Leeds without sampling the delights of Ox Club, Issho or Iberica! Leeds has a café culture which can rival any leading European city. Visitors should head to Mrs Atha’s for...

Leeds has more listed buildings than any other city outside London. The built heritage here is one to marvel at and enjoy when strolling through the centre; you’ll come across the iconic Leeds Town Hall, Leeds Corn Exchange with its awe-inspiring domed roof, Leeds Civic Hall and Leeds Central Library, a gothic masterpiece with spectacular staircases and archways and mosaic tiling. Kirkgate...