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

  • Save 7% Emmerdale Classic Locations Bus Tour from Leeds
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    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Fully guided 4 hour bus tour of locations from classic Emmerdale episodes including the original Emmerdale village, Emmerdale...

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  • Save 4% Leeds Breweries Bus Tours
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    Duration: 5 Hrs

    Hop on the Brewtown minibus and let our designated driver take you to three breweries so you can enjoy a true taste of God's ...

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  • Save 4% Full-Day Heartbeat Locations Tour from York
    Full-Day Heartbeat Locations Tour from YorkNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 9 Hrs

    Step back to the 1960s on a guided bus tour exploring Heartbeat country in Yorkshire. Explore Aidensfield, Ashfordley and the...

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  • Know the pollution level of Leeds before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 22.22 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 53.75 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40.28 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 40.22 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 30 (Low)
  • How safe is Leeds for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Leeds.

    • Burglary and Theft 49.09 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.28 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 27.83 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 33.02 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 49.54 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 38.64 (Low)
    • Drug offense 55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.82 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50.93 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.09 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.17 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.82 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Leeds is 172.81 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 57.38 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 84.59 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 46.95 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.19 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.96 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 83.89 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.75 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 112.77 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Leeds

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.32 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 71.81 USD

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