Leeds is a thriving, passionate city that you are sure to fall in love with. Rich in culture and heritage, it's a vibrant city with lots to discover and something for everyone to enjoy.
By day, the prosperous business centre offers a diverse range of working opportunities. The fast-paced, buzzing city centre is complemented by stunning local countryside, including the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, which lie within easy reach. There are also an assortment of flourishing local communities - from hidden gems in the inner suburbs to tranquil country towns on the outskirts.
By night, Leeds really comes alive with its wide array of restaurants, bars, clubs and other entertainment. There is a broad range of cultural attractions, including renowned theatre, opera and ballet companies, with something to appeal to every palate.
Sport remains central to city life, especially with the successes of the Rhinos in Rugby League and Leeds Carnegie in Rugby Union. The rugby sides share their home at Headingley Carnegie Stadium with Michael Vaughan’s Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Football fans around the world will be familiar with Leeds United and Elland Road. Owner Ken Bates is currently building the team up from its position in Football League One.
The city has so much to offer families of all ages, from the award-winning Royal Armouries, to the gardens of Tropical World, and Leeds’ finest stately home, Harewood House. You can find one of the country's most impressive collections of twentieth century British art at the newly refurbished Leeds City Art Gallery, including works by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Antony Gormley. A magnificent Victorian tiled hall links the art gallery and neighbouring library.
But don't just take our word for it - read what others have said about the city right here!
Leeds. One of Europe's top cities for business
Cushman&Wakefield European Cities Monitor 2007
Leeds. The UK's most important legal centre outside London
UK Legal 500
Leeds. The most cost effective place to study in Britain
RBS Student Living Index 2007
Leeds. One of the UK's top cities for restaurants
Which? Good Food Guide 2007
Leeds. More public green space per child than any other city in the UK
The Children's Society 2008
Leeds. The UK's most female friendly city
Future Laboratories 'Tigra Town' Research 2006
Leeds. The UK's best shopping destination
Rough Guide to Britain 2006
Leeds. The UK's leading centre for business and financial services outside London
ONS Annual Business Inquiry 2005
Leeds. One of the top three UK cities for business outside London
Cushman&Wakefield UK Cities Monitor 2008
Leeds. Voted the UK's sexiest city
Young Persons Railcard Poll 2005
Leeds. The best university destination
The Independent 2004/5
Leeds. Visitor city of the year
The Good Britain Guide 2004
Leeds. The best place in Britain to live
Henley Management College 'Urban Behaviours' study
Leeds. A vibrant city ideally located at the very heart of England. An extensive rail, road and air network makes travelling to Leeds both quick and easy.
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