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The heart of Yorkshire
Leeds is the unofficial capital of Yorkshire, surrounded by beautiful nature but easy to get to from the rest of the UK. Thanks to its central position, you can get to Leeds by car or train. The train station is one of the busiest in England, welcoming services from London, Manchester, Scotland and beyond daily. You could also drive along main motorways, including the M1 and M62, joining the M621 before arriving in Leeds. Many hotels have parking in the city centre. If yours doesn't, look for a nearby pay-and-go car park to make arriving by road a breeze.
What is Leeds known for?
If it's your first time visiting Leeds, you're in for a treat. The city boasts a unique past and vibrant present, with an excellent food and drink scene, great nightlife, entertainment, shopping and attractions to suit everyone. The city is known for its historical landmarks, five universities and thriving arts and culture scene. Not to mention sprawling parks and centuries-old estates near Leeds and the unique Yorkshire Dales on its doorstep.
Discovering arts and culture
Arts and creative culture have a comfortable home in Leeds. From street performances in the city centre to world-class productions in theatres and music halls all around, there are lots of things to discover during your time here.
Whether you prefer contemporary or classical works, you'll find a gallery you love in Leeds. The Henry Moore Institute is a firm favourite dedicated to the study of sculpture. Leeds Art Gallery is one of the top things to do in Leeds, showcasing one of the UK's most significant 20th-century art collections. You could also visit The Gallery at 164, an independent space boasting eclectic exhibitions from award-winning and emerging artists.
Leeds is the only English city outside London with resident opera and ballet companies. Not to mention four major theatres and many smaller, independent venues. That means there's plenty to see if you're interested in the performing arts! Catch a show at Leeds Playhouse, one of the largest producing theatres in the North of England, or find out what's on at the Carriageworks Theatre or Leeds Grand Theatre. The latter is a beautiful Victorian venue hosting shows since 1878 when Prince Albert casually remarked that Leeds needed a theatre. Where better to spend an evening in Leeds?
A foodie capital of the North
Leeds is one of the best cities in England for food-lovers, boasting many excellent eateries to suit every taste. But where are the best places to eat in Leeds?
The best street food in Leeds
With its significant student population and diverse locals in Leeds, it should be no surprise that the city is bursting with tempting street food. Vendors are scattered throughout the streets, from The Falafel Guys outside Marks & Spencer to the Yorkshire Wrap Company in Leeds Kirkgate Market. The latter serves up giant Yorkshire Pudding wraps, encasing things like roast beef and cabbage, pork and stuffing or even a full English! Bundobust is a winning choice for Indian street food and craft beer. Bahn & Mee specialises in Vietnamese favourites.
Restaurants for a special occasion
Want to book a table for lunch or dinner? Maybe you're marking a special occasion? Perhaps you're just celebrating life? Either way, you'll be spoilt for choice in Leeds. Home is a local's favourite, reimagining typical British dishes with optional tasting menus and a sophisticated setting. Or head to Sarto, which is like a canteen inside. Enjoy fresh handmade pasta with flavourful sauces and Italian house wines in this friendly setting. The Owl is a gastropub from MasterChef semi-finalist Liz Cottam, offering seasonal multi-course dinners and a cosy, indulgent atmosphere.
Great pubs in Leeds
Looking for a great boozer in Leeds? Whether you fancy a quick pint or want to settle in for the night, there are plenty of traditional and modern pubs in Leeds. Swing by The Reliance for a welcoming atmosphere and an excellent choice of drinks. Did we mention the Sunday roast here? It's one of the best in the city. Whitelock's Ale House is a perfect traditional pub in Leeds. Enjoy a choice of great beers and a fuss-free vibe whenever you pop in. Hunker down on rainy days and enjoy the warmth of one of the oldest pubs in the city. Or visit Crowd of Flavours, another favourite city pub, for comfortable drinks in the afternoon or evening.