A Guide To Leeds


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Welcome to the Superbreak mini guide to Leeds, which is bursting with all the top tips and recommendations to ensure your short break to this cosmopolitan Yorkshire city is one to remember. Renowned for its array of designer stores, independent boutiques, live music venues, award-winning dining and chic bars, Leeds offers a little bit of something for everyone.

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    1. 1. A Guide to Leeds
    2. 2. Welcome to our mini guide to Leeds, which is bursting with all the toptips and recommendations to ensure your short break to thiscosmopolitan Yorkshire city is one to remember. Renowned for its array ofdesigner stores, independent boutiques, live music venues, award-winning dining and chic bars, Leeds offers a little bit of something foreveryone.
    3. 3. Getting ThereLocated at the very heart of the UK, Leeds is one ofthe country’s most accessible cities.Sitting at the crossroads of the M62 and M1 with theA1/M1 link, Leeds is easy to reach from any direction;the ring road connects motorists to all major routesinto the city.Leeds is easily accessible from most major UKcities, offering regular services from Scotland, theNorth East, the Midlands and Pennines. London isalso accessible in just over 2 hours.Leeds Bradford International Airport is located just 8miles north of the city centre, offering direct flightsfrom destinations includingEdinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol, Belfast, Exeter, London toname but a few!
    4. 4. Getting AroundGetting around Leeds is easy with most of thecity’s sights and attractions within walkingdistance. Alternatively, there are a variety oftransport options to get you where you want togo.Located on Dyer Street, Leeds bus station isserved by FirstBus & Arriva Yorkshire and offersregular connections both in Leeds city centreand out towards neighbouring Yorkshire towns.Leeds railway station has a public hire taxi rankwhich operates 24 hours a day. The rank isserviced by the whole Leeds fleet of 537taxis, 237 of which are wheelchair accessible.All are fitted with a taxi meter.
    5. 5. Leeds AttractionsLeeds has plenty of things to keep you entertainedthroughout your short break. Celebrate the city’smedieval history for free at the Royal ArmouriesMuseum with its museum, jousting events, hand-to-hand combat displays and much more!For history buffs, be sure to explore the finecollection of English historical houses, estates andplaces of worship on offer, including HarewoodHouse, Temple Newsam, Lotherton Hall and KirkstallAbbey.Rugby Fans are spoilt for choice with Leeds Rhinosand Leeds Carneigie Rugby Union both based at theHeadingley Carnegie Stadium. Football fans may alsowant to head to Elland Road on match day andexperience the electric atmosphere from the citysloyal army of Leeds United supporters!
    6. 6. Leeds ShoppingLeeds offers a unique shoppingexperience with top high street fashionbrands to vintage stores and quirkyboutiques.The elegant Victoria Quarter is home to75 designer brands, including LouisVuitton, Vivienne Westwood, KarenMillen and the Harvy NicholsDepartment store.Leeds Corn Exchange is the home ofboutique shopping at its best, offeringvisitors everything from exquisitejewellery, mens and ladies fashion-wear, charming gifts and a stunningvenue to enjoy a quick bite to eat.
    7. 7. Leeds NightlifeAs the sun sets, this cosmopolitan citycomes alive in its trendy cocktail bars, livemusic venues, traditional ale houses andlate night clubs.The bars on Call Lane have become theplace to spend your nights in Leeds. Withits eclectic mix of trendy and quirkybars, you can enjoy a night like no other!Be sure to try Jakes Bar, the Elbow Roomand Oporto - one of Leeds’ most lovedbars.Attracting some of the worlds biggestDJs, Leeds offers a clubbing scene like noother. Highlights include Mint, GatecrasherSeven, Mission, The Warehouse andOceana with its 7 unique themed rooms.
    8. 8. Leeds Music SceneLeeds is renowned for its diverse music scenewith its eclectic mix of unsignedartists, alternative bands and popular DJs, aswell as attracting some of the worlds biggestnames in the music industry.Venues range from the Cockpit - known for itsalternative live music - to more large scalevenues such as the O2 Academy located justoff Millennium Square.Every August, the city also plays host to itsannual Leeds Festival weekend, which attractsa host of artists from across the globe to itsstages.
    9. 9. Leeds EntertainmentIts not just the eclectic nightlife, trendy barsand wealth of music venues in Leeds. The cityis also home to the Grand Theatre and OperaHouse, which offers award-winning comedies,West End hit musicals and even opera &ballet performances provided by Leeds’ veryown resident Opera North & Northern Balletcompanies.The city is also home to the outstandingLeeds Art Gallery, which houses a remarkablecollection of British 20th century art.Alternatively, the nearby Henry Moor Institueoffers an ever changing programme ofexhibitions exploring sculpture from ancientto modern times. Both are free of charge.
    10. 10. Dining in LeedsLeeds offers a wealth of dining options boasting over80 restaurants across the city centre. Whatever thecuisine or occasion, you’ll be truly spoilt forchoice, from TV Chef James Martin’s The LeedsKitchen and chic waterside dining at Brasserie Blancto authentic Japanese at Teppanyaki and award-winning Italian at Diva Italiana Bar & Trattoria.Top Tip: Be sure to explore Park Row and itssurrounding side streets, which house a host ofrestaurants, including Jamie’s Italian, Akbars, LaTasca, Piccolino, Wagamamas & more!
    11. 11. Our Recommended HotelsLeeds offers some fantastic hotels to suit all budgets, here’s our favourites: 4* The Met 3* Novotel Leeds 4* Malmaison Leeds Chic, sophisticated & Perfectly located with a Set in the heart of Leeds stylish, the Met hotel is a stylish Elements centre & surrounded by stunning Grade II listed Restaurant, modern fine shops, vibrant building in the heart of bar, fitness centre & sauna nightspots & fantastic Leeds attractions
    12. 12. Visit our website & discover our extensive Leeds hotels and city breaks range