Leeds

Leeds is practically bursting with energy, with a thriving arts scene, rich sporting heritage and pulsating nightlife. Alive with the spirit of urban redevelopment and grandiose Victorian architecture, Leeds mixes the classic and contemporary like no other city, making it the perfect destination for a cultural fix, shopping spree, romantic getaway or raging night out. During the sixteenth and seventeenth century, Leeds was at the forefront of the wool industry, an involvement that catalyzed the city’s growth and led it to becoming the major urban centre it is today. From opera and art to festivals, cuisine and things to keep the kids busy, this proud northern city has plenty to offer.

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Follow Chris Froome on his road to victory at The Grand Depart 2014

Follow Chris Froome on his road to victory at The Grand Depart 2014

Hold onto your helmets – the Tour de France is coming to England from Saturday 5th July, where competitors will begin their fight to win the coveted yellow jersey.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Cycling
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Experience a cultural awakening at Leeds Grand Theatre

Experience a cultural awakening at Leeds Grand Theatre

From ballet to opera, West End musicals to drama, Leeds Grand Theatre has it all under one roof.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Performing arts
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Browse the boutiques at the Leeds Corn Exchange

Browse the boutiques at the Leeds Corn Exchange

Leeds’ historic Corn Exchange will charm even the most reluctant shopper with its incredible architecture and independent stores.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

Rainy day ideas
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Splash your cash in the Victoria Quarter

Splash your cash in the Victoria Quarter

A haven for designer brands, the award-winning Victoria Quarter is renowned as one of England’s finest shopping destinations.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Shopping and fashion
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Re-live the Good Old Days at the City Varieties Music Hall

Re-live the Good Old Days at the City Varieties Music Hall

The Good Old Days are back with a little help from the country’s top-performing acts.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Performing arts
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Tropical World

Tropical World

Water Dragons and baby meerkats, but not in the same pen...

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Family
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Feed the penguins at Harewood House

Feed the penguins at Harewood House

Help the Bird Garden keepers feed the penguins in the grounds of one of England’s treasure houses.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Attractions
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Shop between games in Leeds

Shop between games in Leeds

Make more of your Rugby World Cup visit to Leeds and explore the city’s fascinating family museums, luxury shopping and West Yorkshire country houses.

Location: Leeds

Sport
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Learn the history of our health at Thackray Medical Museum

Learn the history of our health at Thackray Medical Museum

Discover the history of medicine through the ages at the fascinating Thackray Medical Museum.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

Budget
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Get creative at Leeds’ centre for contemporary art and learning

Get creative at Leeds’ centre for contemporary art and learning

Immerse yourself in cutting-edge contemporary art and live performances at The Tetley in Leeds.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

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Visit the Jacobean splendor of Temple Newsam

Visit the Jacobean splendor of Temple Newsam

There’s plenty to keep you amused at Temple Newsam, including the country’s greatest collections of decorative arts and a rare breeds farm.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Tour de France- Stage 1: Leeds to Harrogate

Tour de France- Stage 1: Leeds to Harrogate

Explore some of England’s most dramatic scenery, and take in some shopping, a stroll and a spa treatment along the way.

Location: Yorkshire

Sport
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Meet feathered friends at Lotherton Hall Estate and Bird Garden

Meet feathered friends at Lotherton Hall Estate and Bird Garden

Get up close and personal with over 200 species of rare birds at Lotherton Hall in Aberford, near Leeds.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

Gardens and Parks
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Discover the cultural charms of Leeds

Discover the cultural charms of Leeds

Leeds caters for every particular taste, whether you’re a fitness fanatic, shopaholic or just like to party till dawn.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

City
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Experience Leeds like a Victorian

Experience Leeds like a Victorian

Dress, shop and explore like a 19th century Leodensian, in the city's immersive time-travelling museum.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

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Eat authentic Italian food at Bibis Italianissimo

Eat authentic Italian food at Bibis Italianissimo

Be wined, dined and entertained at this decadent 1920s themed Italian restaurant and cocktail bar.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

Heritage
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Follow the real ale trail with Leeds Brewery's pubs

Follow the real ale trail with Leeds Brewery's pubs

Yorkshire’s finest beers await in this brewing hotspot.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Pubs and cocktail bars
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Embrace the pop-up dining trend at Trinity Kitchen

Embrace the pop-up dining trend at Trinity Kitchen

Take your pick from a mix of vibrant restaurants and street food vans all under one roof.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Food markets
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East meets West Yorkshire at the Royal Armouries

East meets West Yorkshire at the Royal Armouries

Travel back in time to the great civilisations of Asia inside the Royal Armouries’ Oriental gallery.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Get Active in Chevin Forest Park

Get Active in Chevin Forest Park

Get outdoors and blow those cobwebs away in some beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

Forests and woodlands

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