Leeds is the North Unofficial Capital City

By: Karri Madelline
Widely regarded as the the north's unofficial capital, Leeds is a lively location. it's got a wonderful population of nearly 450,000. in addition to its numerous residents, Leeds also attracts many business travellers & tourists.

Its a top city thanks to it's numerous attractions, lively nightlife & wonderful opportunities for shopping.

Leeds has some pretty buildings, including the beautiful Corn Exchange that was designed by cuthbert brodrick in 1864. This pretty structure is now an rock shopping centre and it's grade I listed.

As well as its beautiful buildings, Leeds also has some pretty park spaces and great places of interest and historical sites.

If you want to do some shopping, Leeds is the ideal location to do it. The city boasts some fantastic stores to suit any budget such as high end stores love harvey nichols & Louis Vuitton in the Victoria Quarter.

As well as this, you'll find high street stores in the city's headrow centre. fans of alternative fashion will also locate some real bargains in the Corn Exchange, which is home to stores such as Grin.

If the hectic pace of Leeds' city life is too much for you, you will be happy to understand that the city has some pretty greenery, including the award-winning millennium gardens. These pretty gardens were built for 12 million pounds to mark the millennium. The beautiful gardens won a prize at the 2004 chelsea flower show.

If you'd prefer to spend your time doing more arty pursuits, you will be happy to understand that Leeds has nine great museums and art galleries. These include the leeds city museum and the fantastic henry moore institute, so you are positive to locate one to enjoy.

Lastly, any tourist passing by Leeds should ensure that they enjoy its nightlife. With wonderful restaurants, exclusive bars and impressive nightclubs, you'll have an unforgettable evening there. it goes without saying that Leeds has a big gay community, too. you will find some fantastic gay clubs sprinkled around the Calls area, which include the legendary xibit.

After the nightclubs shut, why not head to one of the city's deluxe hotels for a fantasticsleep? there's some fabulous hotels in the city, which include the radisson sas hotel, so you'll be spoilt for choice. the best thing is, if you pick a hotel with bed and breakfast - you'll be able to eat away your hangover, too.

So, whether you are visiting Leeds for a fun evening out, a glam shopping trip or even a artistic weekend away, you'll be spoilt for choice by the wide range of exciting things to do. For further info on things to do in Leeds and the surrounding areas, simply call the local tourist information board.

You'll find Leeds is simple to get to by car, bus, coach and train. train connections run from Leeds Railway Station, also called Leeds City, to the middle of london, Southampton, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Birmingham, Leicester, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool and plenty more destinations throughout the UK.
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