Located in the Yorkshire and the Humber, Leeds is the third English city with an agglomeration of 716,000 inhabitants. In England it is an important and dynamic city, it has several train stations and an airport.
Leeds’ power comes from its past. Between the 17th century and the 19th century the city had several big industries, the main one was the wool industry. Nowadays shops, services and light industry are what make the city live. Leeds is also a student city with two big universities, University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett.
For tourism, Leeds is one of the best city in the country. Culturally speaking, a lot of museums exist such as the Leeds City Art Gallery or the Henry Moore Institute. Leeds is also big on theatre and dance with for example the West Yorkshire Playhouse or the Grand Theatre. The city has also a lot of shops. Briggate Street and Corn Exchange are the centres of this shopping tourism.
If you came to visit or to do some shopping, don’t forget to brunch. Leeds has a lot of breakfast places and brunch spots. TopBrunch has selected the best for you.