A Globetrotters Guide to Leeds - the Lifeblood of West Yorkshire

By: Haley Softie
Widely regarded as the capital of the north, Leeds is a fun location. it's got a quaint population of nearly 450 000. as well as its many residents, Leeds also attracts numerous business travellers and tourists.

It's a top city thanks to it is many places of interest, fun night life and fabulous shops.

From breathtaking buildings to historic sites, Leeds has some stunning stuff to do & see.

One of the city's favourite charm is Kirkstall Abbey, which is a historic abbey placed in the outskirts of the city. It is thought to be one of britain's most complete examples of a medieval Cistercian abbey. building began on the abbey in 1152 & it took more than seventy five years to finish. The historic abbey is now a Grade 1 listed structure.

As well as Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds has many other stuff to do, including the historic Kirkgate Market.

If you want to shop til you drop, Leeds is the ideal place to do it. The city boasts some exciting shops to suit any budget including high end shops love harvey nichols & Louis Vuitton in the Victoria Quarter.

In addition to this, you'll find high-street shops in the city's headrow centre. alternative fashion lovers will also find some real bargains in the Corn Exchange, which houses shops including Grin.

If you would prefer to spend your time in Leeds doing more cultured pursuits, you will be pleased to understand that the city has 9 great museums and galleries. These include the leeds city museum and the superb leeds city art gallery, so you are sure to find something to entertain you.

If fast-paced city life gets too much, you will be pleased to understand that Leeds has some pretty green spaces and pretty parks, including the award winning mandela gardens. These pretty gardens were constructed at a cost of ?12 million to celebrate the year 2000 and were jointly funded by leeds city council and the Millennium Commission. The gardens were awarded a prize at the 2004 Chelsea Flower Show.

Leeds boasts great nightlife, which begs to be tried out. Whether you would rather have a peaceful drink in one of the city's rustic inns or a glass of rose wine at one of Leeds' exclusive cocktail bars, you'll have a great night here.

After you have had your drink, why not hit the night clubs? Leeds has some great night clubs that cater to any genre of music, so you'll be spoiled for choice.

Leeds also has many venues to watch live music, including the Cockpit. These venues cater mostly to alternative music and attract local & touring acts.

Thank you for reading our tourist guide to leeds! Whether you want to go on a shopping trip or an educational day out, we think you'll agree that Leeds is a city with something for everyone.
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