Not many people know about Leeds as a tourist destination since it has been often considered to be a city associated with the wool industry. But this city situated in west Yorkshire has its own share of attractions. Also, it happens to be the biggest centre for legal services in the UK after London.
This is a pedestrian area which is located in the heart of the city and is known for many statues of personalities which have played a big role in the development and history of Leeds. You will also find the Leeds Art Gallery and the Henry Moore Sculpture Galleries here.
Headrow and Briggate
Another pedestrian area, this is where you will find the West Yorkshire Playhouse, and also the world’s oldest (and also a heritage structure) music hall, the Leeds City Varieties. This area is especially known for its variety of shopping centres and arcades which apart from providing a great shopping experience also have architectural relevance of their own. Travelers must not forget to visit Queen Victoria Street!
St. John the Evangelist’s Church
A 17th century church, it is sure to remind historians of the Renaissance period. Travelers may also want to check out St. Anne’s Cathedral.
Leeds Corn Exchange
Only three such buildings exist as of today in the UK, and this is one of them. This structure is well known for its excellent Victorian architecture of the 19thcentury. Now it holds many cafes, outlets and galleries. Travelers will find this in Call Lane.
The Royal Armouries
Here visitors will find nearly 9000 items related to weaponry and protective gear which depict the kind of arms that have been used since about 3000 years ago. They even hold live demonstrations and re-enact certain scenarios so that you have a better understanding of the importance of these objects.