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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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