Victoria Quarter, Leeds

Leeds is Yorkshire's largest city, and the sixth largest in Britain. Increasingly, it is the administrative, communications and artistic centre of the region.

In 2005 in the Conde Nast Readers Travellers Awards, Leeds was voted best English city to visit outside London.

It is a city rich in culture and heritage, with first-class shopping, many great restaurants, great parks and green spaces and only 20 miles from the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The City is home to nationally renowned arts organisations such as the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Opera North, Opera North, Northern Ballet Theatre, The Henry Moore Institute.

Other attractions include the Grand Theatre, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds City Museum and the Royal Armouries Museum.

Leeds is home to the famous triennial Leeds International Pianoforte Competition.

OS grid reference SE 297 338


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Books about Leeds

Born in Leeds:

Arthur Ransome (1884-1967) - author of children's books

Marco Pierre White (b.1961) - celebrity chef

Useful and informative links

Discovering Leeds
On this site you can find out more about the City of Leeds. Discover how Briggate developed, see the waterfront as it used to be, find out the history of the Town Hall. Each topic brings together information, photographs and maps and shows how Leeds has changed over the years.
Leeds photographs from Geograph
Leeds Theatres and Music Halls, Past and Present
Leeds TownTalk
Leeds TownTalk is your guide to the city centre, with everything you need to know to make your visit even more enjoyable.
Leodis: A Photographic Archive of Leeds
Leodis is an online photographic archive containing over 48,000 images of Leeds, old and new, managed by Leeds Library and Information Service.
Wikipedia article on Leeds

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