Leeds City Guide

Leeds, United Kingdom

Leeds is the largest city of the county of Yorkshire in England. It is not considered a traditional tourist spot, but there are many museums, galleries, and sights to keep visitors busy. Millenium Square is a great open space with nice architecture and a skating rink where there are always outdoor concerts or exhibitions to enjoy. In the square you can see the symbol of Leeds, the Town Hall, considered to be one of the most excellent examples of Victorian architecture in the world, and the site of many concerts during the International Concert Festival held every summer. Here you can visit the Royal Armouries Museum to see live jousting competitions or stroll through Kirkgate Market, the largest traditional market in all of Europe. Leeds is host to two major film festivals every year: the Leeds International Film Festival and the Leeds Young People’s Film Festival. Leeds also has a thriving music scene and most recently gave rise to three international hit acts: Kaiser Chiefs, Sunshine Underground, and Corinne Bailey Rae. It is an excellent place to catch up and coming talent before anyone else. There is a great variety in cuisine in Leeds, and a particularly good café culture thanks to the large university population.