Things to do in Leeds

The largest city in West Yorkshire and the third largest city in the United Kingdom, Leeds has evolved from the centre of the wool trade to becoming a 24-hour European city. It is one of the most diverse economies in the UK and is the centre of legal and financial services, after London of course.

With all the illustrious history and ongoing development, there’s many attractions and eateries that you can enjoy on your trip. If museums are your thing then you’ll be spoilt by the array of choice; from the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds City Museum, Leeds Industrial Museum and the National Coal and Mining Museum. All in all, you’ll be engrossed in so much history and culture that you’ll feel like an expert on the area when you leave. If you’re wanting to get out in the fresh air then Roundhay Park is where you need to spend a few hours to enjoy the tranquil and open 700 acres of land. You’ll find many restaurants and cafes in the centre, all with tasty and succulent cuisines that will have you feeling full and glorious, while a huge selection of beautiful shopping centres will leave you shopping all day for luxury goods and big brands.

Being one the rising cities and centres of culture in the UK, Leeds has exceptional links to other parts of the UK, including London. The train station is one the busiest in England, aside from London, and has regular services to London, Edinburgh and many more destinations. Leeds Bradford International Airport is 10 miles away from the city centre but provides international connections within Europe as well as Egypt, Tunisia, Pakistan, Turkey and the USA. Drivers can access Leeds via multiple routes like the A62, A63, A64, A65 and A660 roads, and the A58 and A61. The M1 and M62 are nearby that offer further connections. Most locals get around Leeds using the exceptional bus services provided by Leeds First and Arriva Yorkshire.