Tourist Info for the City of Leeds

By: Karri Madelline
Leeds is a playful city that is full of wonderful cultural and historical sites, which are great fun to look around. over 100,000 people come to work in the city centre every day and thousands more come to shop, eat out or merely to enjoy the range of attractions Leeds has on offer.

Leeds boasts some stunning buildings, including the beautiful Corn Exchange , which was designed by brodrick in 1864. This beautiful building is now an rock shopping mall and it is grade I listed.

In addition to its beautiful buildings, Leeds also boasts some beautiful green spaces and fantastic places of interest and historic sites.

From the high fashion found in the Victoria Quarter to the brilliant designer stores of The Light and the independent boutiques of the arcades, Leeds offers visitors plenty of wonderful shopping opportunities. Whether you're looking for a brand new outfit or even an unforgettable birthday gift, you're sure to find it in this playful city.

If you are not keen on shopping, you'll be happy to know that Leeds has many more places of interest. These include the extremely educational royal armouries museum and the henry moore institute, which caters to the artistic tourist. alternatively, you could visit one of the city's fabulous parks or even the pretty mandela gardens, which are located in the heart of the city.

These good-looking gardens were constructed to commemorate the year 2000 at a cost of ?12 million and were funded by leeds city council and the Millennium Commission. The gardens were awarded a prize at the 2004 Chelsea Flower Show, although they were damaged this year due to a huge water fight that was organised on the social-networking website, Facebook.

Finally, any tourist passing by Leeds should make sure that they experience its night life. With wonderful restaurants, elite bars and amazing clubs, you'll have an amazing night there. needless to say Leeds has a massive gay community, too. you will find some fantastic gay clubs sprinkled around the Calls area, which include the infamous blaydes.

When the nightclubs close, why not head to one of the city's plush hotels for a great sleep? there are some wonderful hotels in the city, which include the leeds novotel, so you'll be spoilt for choice. best of all, if you pick a hotel with a free breakfast - you'll be able to eat away your hangover, too.

So, whether you are visiting Leeds for a lively evening out, a glamorous shopping trip or even a artistic weekend away, you will be spoiled for choice by the wide variety of fabulous things to do. For more information on things to do in Leeds and the areas nearby, simply call the local tourist information board.

You'll find Leeds is simple to get to by car, bus, coach and train. trains run from Leeds Railway Station, also known as Leeds City, to the heart of london, Southampton, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Birmingham, Leicester, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool & many more destinations throughout the UK.
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