What's On In Leeds?
Leeds is the cultural, commercial and financial heart of West Yorkshire,
and is one of the most populous cities in the UK. As such, it boasts a rich history
and lots of places to see and things to do, leaving any visitor spoilt for choice.
Whilst Leeds is a thoroughly modern city and a financial, banking and commercial
epicentre for the UK, it also has a rich heritage which is reflected in some of the
iconic architecture that you'll find in the area. Buildings such as Harewood House are
testament to the prosperity of the city, and amid the hustle and bustle there are also
places to slow down, such as Temple Newsham Park, or at one of the many museums and
Leeds also hosts a number of sports teams, and is famously represented in football,
cricket and rugby, allowing you to watch top level sport in Leeds all year round. For
something a little more energetic, why not try your hand at climbing at the Leeds Wall,
or learn to sail at Yeadon Tarn sailing centre.
The city is renowned for its shopping and nightlife, and with a range of things to do both
indoors and outdoors you'll never be short of things to do and places to see. Leeds also has a
huge range of top quality hotels, restaurants and spas, meaning you can enjoy the city in the
Should you wish to get away from the fast pace of the city, both Harrogate and York are
easily accessible and offer a pleasant change of scene. Further afield you can head for
Manchester or Liverpool, or make tracks towards the southern Lakes of the Lake District.
The nearby Yorkshire Dales also offer a bit of peace and quiet, as well as plenty of
interesting things to do.