Our friendly city experts share their favourite things to do and insider tips for getting the most out of your visit.
We hope you'll find inspiration in these recommendations, and you'll soon feel right at home in Leeds.
Thierry Dumouchel is a Garforth-based chocolatier and baker. He has been supplying delis and restaurants in Leeds with pastries, cakes, breads and chocolate since 1998.
Pippa Moore joined Northern Ballet in 1996 and has now become a premier dancer in the company. She will soon be performing in their new production – The Great Gatsby.
Caitlin is an active and sociable ten-year-old who has lived in Leeds all her life. She enjoys dancing, camping with the Guides, and exploring what Leeds has to offer for kids.
Michelle is the proud creator of Bird’s Yard, a vintage arcade that’s home to independent artists, designers and shop owners where they work together, pool resources and sell their products.
Chef Hansa runs one of Leeds’ longest established restaurants: her all-women run restaurant has been serving Gujarati vegetarian food to the city for an impressive 27 years.
A scientist and electrical engineer, Adam began his career with a PhD in physical chemistry and a 3-year stint as Leeds University’s youngest lecturer, before moving into secure mobile comms.
James Boardman is in his final year at Leeds Metropolitan University, as a student of events management. He’s a finalist in The Eventice – an events equivalent of The Apprentice.
Ban was brought up in a small rural village in Thailand. She left home to cook in the street markets of Bangkok, where tourists from the UK said they'd love to eat authentic Thai food at home.
As the city’s Civic Architect, John’s ethos has always been to respect the heritage of the city’s great industrial builders and planners.