Leeds – a vibrant, lively and ever growing city | United Kingdom

Updated: April 23, 2020 | By | More

With a student population of over 2,000, Leeds is considered a vibrant, lively and ever growing city. It is a cosmopolitan place in which to enjoy many a day or night unrivalled by many others in the North of England.

Civic Hall, Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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Kirkgate market is the largest covered market in Europe. This shopper’s paradise offers residents and visitors with an array of high-end stalls selling high quality national foods from Polish to Asian, fashion items, jewellery, hardware and much more. The building itself is one of the city’s most iconic and valued, developed with unique architecture and packed full of history. Its prime location in the city centre enables easy access and an ideal day out particularly when specialised events are being held.

Providing more cultural entertainment is the Leeds Museum. Four floors of exhibitions and displays including the history and development of Leeds city, as well as ancient history ranging from the Egyptian mummy’s to the Roman statues. The theatre in Leeds also presents an enlightening experience of opera, ballet, musicals and concerts that can be enjoyed by many.

For the livelier of interests Leeds is very commonly known for holding its well known annual festival where artists such as the Arctic Monkeys and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers have performed. This particular event is extremely popular with the younger generation and has been enjoyed for many years. Campers can relish the outdoor experience by pitching a tent on one of the many sites, whereas the more reserved can purchase a caravan permit or accommodate themselves in one of the nearby hotels.

Leeds Parish Church, England, UK
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Sport fans could enjoy watching the local rugby team Leeds Rhinos at the newly named Headingley Carnegie Stadium. After recently being renewed with funding from Leeds University, the capacity now stands at 22,000 and enables an overwhelming atmosphere. It is also the home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club which adjoins the rugby stadium through the shared main stand.

Nightlife in Leeds is often described as the leading city outside London that defies the most discerning clubber not to find something which suits their taste. From themed bars to cosy pubs and nightclubs, there’s something to suit everybody. The ‘Otley run’ is a popular choice with students, a famous bar crawl most commonly carried out in fancy dress, guaranteed to leave you with your whistle well and truly whetted. Leeds also offers a wide variety of restaurants for the fine diners and a large supply of takeaways for the ‘carb cravers’ at the end of a night out.

This fast developing city has plenty to offer the budding socialite, avid learner and keen sports enthusiast. A trip to Leeds will fail to disappoint the most diverse of interests.

This guest post was written by Alexandra on behalf of Skypark who provide Leeds Bradford Airport Parking.

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