Leeds Tourism

Visit Leeds - Best of Leeds

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.

Leeds Travel Tips

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.

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Facts and Stats for Leeds*

  • Pollution Statistics in Leeds

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

    • Air Pollution 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 17.31 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.07 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 40.28 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 31.67 (Low)
  • Leeds: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Leeds for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Leeds.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.56 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.23 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 36.36 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 23.26 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 31.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 48.89 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 36.67 (Low)
    • Drug offense 51.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.41 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.78 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.14 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.33 (Moderate)
  • Living in Leeds - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Leeds is 176 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 60.1 (High)
    • Climate Index 84.82 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 44.57 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.23 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.65 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.85 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.04 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 118.17 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Leeds

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.02 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 82.59 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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