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Leeds University. Photo Leeds City Council
Leeds University. Photo Leeds City Council
Leeds Football Stadium. Geograph.org.uk
Leeds Football Stadium. Geograph.org.uk
City Panoramic View. Photo Geograph.org.uk
City Panoramic View. Photo Geograph.org.uk
Leeds City Museum. Photo by Andrew Roberts
Leeds City Museum. Photo by Andrew Roberts
Leeds Town Hall. Photo Geograph.org.uk
Leeds Town Hall. Photo Geograph.org.uk
Match at Leeds United Football Stadium
Match at Leeds United Football Stadium
Commercial Street. Photo Geograph.org.uk
Commercial Street. Photo Geograph.org.uk
Henery Moore Town, Leeds. Geograph.org.uk
Henery Moore Town, Leeds. Geograph.org.uk

Leeds Information

Leeds is a large city located in the west Yorkshire region of northern England with a population over 770,000 people. As one of the leading business, legal and financial services centres in the UK, with only London being greater, Leeds is the commercial hub of the West Yorkshire region.

As with the majority of major English cities that can trace their origins back to the 5th and 6th centuries, Leeds is a mix of exquisite architecture, encompassing everything from Roman Influence, through the Georgian and Victorian eras to the modern day skyscrapers such as the tower at Bridgewater Palace or Sky Plaza.

Located amidst some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, Leeds is the gateway to the Pennines covering the northern section of the Trans Pennine Trail and is popular with Hikers, Ramblers and Cyclists from all over the world. Explore the natural wonders of the Yorkshire Dales, and the Yorkshire Moors.

For those interested in the opulent lifestyle of the upper classes, Leeds is a hub of amazing stately homes and estates including Harewood House – owned by the Queen’s cousin and the fabulous Temple Newsom, one of the finest estates in England with its massive Tudor – Jacobean Mansion.

The incredible nightlife in the city, due mainly to the high percentage of student population, is centred along a number of closely knit districts. The main area being the Exchange Quarter features Call Lane, where you will find some of the city’s most stylish bars and clubs. Dominating the area is the Corn Exchange housing a myriad of boutique fashion outlets such as Grin and Exit and surrounded by cobbled streets and lanes like Assembly Street with its continental style bars and cafes.

But Leeds is more than just Funky Bars surrounded by luscious countryside. With Parkland, Gardens, Museums, Abbeys and the oldest operating railway station in the world, Leeds is a sparkling diamond with numerous facets waiting to be explored.

For more tourist information on Leeds in the UK, you may want to see the official government tourism website Visit Leeds

Victoria Quarter in Leeds. Photo Courtesy of Leeds City Council
Victoria Quarter in Leeds. Photo Courtesy of Leeds City Council
Victoria Hall Inside Leeds Town Hall. Photo Geograph.org.uk
Victoria Hall Inside Leeds Town Hall. Photo Geograph.org.uk