Leeds is without doubt, one of the most exciting tourist destinations and also happens to be the biggest city of Western Yorkshire. This beautiful and exciting tourist hub has an abundance of student-population, and has plenty to offer in terms of entertainment, food, drinks, nightlife, clubbing, theatres, indoor and outdoor activities, cultural events, museums and much more! A visit to this dazzling city that highlights the splendor of the Georgian and Victorian Architecture will leave you mesmerized for sure!
How to Reach?
The Leeds-Bradford International Airport has excellent connectivity, with frequent flights to and from all the major cities of Europe. Traversing the journey from the airport to the hub of the city is easily facilitated by a fleet of buses and cab services. For those who want to take the train to Leeds, there is three main rail service providers namely, the East Coast, the Northern Rail and the TransPennine Express. For lovers of waterways, the nearest ferry point is Kingston Upon Hull, which is an hour away from the main city.
Where to Stay?
There are a large number of inns, budget hotels, luxury hotels, cottages and service apartments that you can take your pick from. The best way to experience the grandeur of the city is of course, by staying at hotels that have taken up residence in the renovated old buildings of the city, that emanate the perfect old world charm with modern amenities. Some of the best hotels are 42 The Calls, Residence 6, The Quebecs Hotel, The Hilton Leeds City, The Discovery Inn Hotel, The Novotel Leeds Centre, The Chambers and The Marriott. To get to know the most suited accommodation option for you at Leeds, you can feel free to get in touch with us!
A riveting place for history-buffs
The Royal Armouries Museum is a place that you definitely cannot miss out on. Even if you are not very enthusiastic about history, the unique exhibit collection, interactive displays and awe-inspiring seminars and 3D shows are bound to sweep you off your feet. This museum showcases the very best of the national heritage of UK, with artefacts from the royal armouries dating back to the times of the Civil Wars as well as the World Wars. In addition to the royal armoury, you will also find a number of ancient hunting weapons, stereoscopes, paintings, old photographs, lanterns and a vast collection of books at the Royal Armouries Library. The museum gift shop is exceptionally good for purchasing gifts and souvenirs.
Behold the most enthralling performances
The West Yorkshire Playhouse is the epicentre of theatrical and live events in the wonderful city of Leeds. With two state-of-the-art theatres, one with a capacity of 350 seats and the other one with that of 750 seats, this much-famed Leeds Playhouse is home to the most impressive plays as well as cultural, artistic and educational programmes. Thronged by students, locals as well as tourists, the place has a wonderful time in store for one and all. The performances and plays organized here have diverse genres, and are suited to cater to the varied interest of all age groups- children, pre-teens, teenagers, middle-aged and the elderly. The multi-lingual and multi-cultural events here go on to ensure that people from all over the word can enjoy the performances here.
Tantalizing Treats for Shopaholics
A tour to the glorious city of Leeds would be fairly incomplete without a visit to the Leeds Corn Exchange, a bustling centre for shopping, live performances, dining options and fun-filled activities in the city. Housed in an erstwhile building where cereal grains used to be traded in the medieval times, spectacular Victorian building is indeed one of the most beautiful architectural gems here. Some of the most renowned retail brands here include Dion Smith, Fresco, Next One, Outrage, Gift Closet and so on. The modern salons like the Hive and Ragdoll Nails are also noteworthy of mention. Irrespective of the fact whether you are a shopaholic or not, you will definitely have a superb time checking out the impressive building, exploring the shops, boutiques, salons, restaurants and cafes.
For a Gala Time
Of all the bars and pubs in Leeds, the Mojo Bar is certainly a bar that deserves a standing ovation for its ultra-cool rock and roll music, and alluring range of food and beverages. The classic wooden furnishings, lovely ambience and classic decor of the bar is suitably complimented with its fabulous music and tempting range of alcoholic as well as non alcoholic beverages. A night out in Leeds definitely warrants a visit to the pulsating Mojo Bar!