Leeds is the largest city in Yorkshire, England. It is renowned for its nightlife as well as for its shopping, sports and restaurants. Although mostly popular with university students, tourists often visit the city too due to its location in the UK. It is very close by to some of the UK’s most popular tourist hotspots including the Peak District, the Yorkshire Moors, the Yorkshire Dales, and the historic city of York.
Things to See and Do
Although not as touristy as many of the big cities in the UK, Leeds still has plenty of attractions for people visiting. The city centre is home to a number of attractions including ice rinks, markets and museums. If you are visiting at Christmas – the Christmas market is not to be missed! There are also a number of theatres and cinemas and the city is host to two film festivals each year. You could also choose to watch a rugby, cricket or football match, or even head to the indoor ski slopes!
There are over 1,000 shops in Leeds, making it a great place to go on a shopping spree. The main shopping centres include Granary Wharf, Victoria Quarter, the Corn Exchange and Kirkgate Market however there are shops dotted around everywhere. Boutique shops can be found in Headingly and Roundhay.
The city centre of Leeds is surprisingly compact and so getting around is best done on foot. There is also an extensive bus network and during the summer months many tourists opt to take the shuttle boat between attractions. If you do want to visit any of the surrounding areas however, car hire Leeds is your best option. Use the anycarhire.com search facilities to compare the car hire companies operating in the city and book before you leave home.