Leeds Tourism

The city of Leeds is not just another city. It represents an institution in itself, defined by the vignettes that scatter over its cityscape- of its world class university, Victorian buildings, Leeds Film Festival and beer drinking at its bars and restaurants.

Primarily a university city, Leeds blossoms with youthful vigor along with keeping its history abreast. Situated on the River Aire, the city offers its visitors with great shopping in its historic downtown area. For a literary or musical indulgence, the city spoils you with a number of interesting museums and art galleries. With its long-established tradition of industry, especially textiles, and its primary importance as West Yorkshire's commercial and financial center, the city has come to delineate the culture of Yorkshire, Britain.

And then, there is something more to the city that bejewels it further. Every year the city dazzles with annual events like the Leeds Festival in Bramham Park, the Leeds International Concert Season, a year-long celebration of music featuring more than 200 concerts, and the Leeds International Film Festival. And if you revel in the quiet corners of nature then the city will enamor you with a range of attractive parks and gardens that are ideal for relaxing walks, and the surrounding Yorkshire Dales and moors are excellent for hiking and biking.

Essential travel information and Leeds tips for your visit

  • If you are a shopaholic, the best time for you would be during January or June. This is because most of the outlets and boutiques tend to give their customers substantial discounts.
  • The culture of leaving tips in cafes and restaurants is one which is embraced in Leeds. The size of the tip will highly depend on the size of the place and your generosity.
  • One thing you should know about the locals is that they are very friendly and hospitable. That means that you can ask you can confidently ask for any assistance in case you get lost.
  • The city is very clean therefore, try as much as possible to keep up to the city standards.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Leeds