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Our city has so many stories to tell.

So many experiences to discover, and so many places to explore. Browse the blog to see useful tips, tricks, insights and highlights gathered by our passionate team of Leeds locals. Hidden gems, seasonal lists, fun facts, and awesome activities. Each one a new way to enjoy our home.

Lotherton Hall Penguins

Family Fun for the Wild at Heart

Leeds is a city packed with activities and attractions that families love, from those looking to entertain young children, to older kids and teenagers looking for summer holiday fun. There are museums and exhibitions to captivate the imagination,

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22 July 2021

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Temple Newsam exterior - credit Martin Brent

10 Unique Treasures You’ll Only Find In Leeds

Leeds is blessed with a wealth of museums, galleries and historic country house estates, covering everything from the history and culture of our city and region, through to weird and wonderful medical contraptions, classic and contemporary art, an

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7 July 2021

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Thackray Museum of Medicine - credit David Lindsay

Only In Leeds – 10 Unique Experiences You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

Leeds is a city filled with unique experiences. Across art and culture, food and drink and sport and retail, we’re well known for doing things a little differently. It’s an attitude that defines our city, and the people who make it tick.

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18 June 2021

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Crafthouse, Trinity Leeds

Leeds lives up to its reputation as ‘Foodie Capital of the North’

There are plenty of ‘food cities’ around the world, famed for their attitude to dining, drinking and creating. Some might be home to celebrated Michelin-starred restaurants. Some might lean in to their local cuisine, with all the sounds, sight

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18 June 2021

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North Brewing Co Tap Leeds City - Credit John Slemensek Bokehgo High Res

Leeds’ 5 Most Rated Beers Uncovered

There’s no disputing that Leeds has a serious reputation for beer. We’ve got a beer-y pedigree that stretches back to Joshua Tetley in 1822, through to the UK’s first craft beer bar, North Bar, which opened its doors in 1997 and began bringi

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15 June 2021

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Whitelocks Beer Festival 2018 - credit Proud Fox Creative

Top 10 Leeds’ Best Loved Beer Spots – They’re Not What You Think

Leeds is a city renowned for beer, from arguably the nation’s oldest craft beer bar, North Bar, to a host of brewery tap rooms that bring aficionados flocking from far and wi

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14 June 2021

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Your Break in Leeds Starts Here

Whether you’re visiting for a weekend, planning a longer trip or just enjoying a day in Leeds, you’ve got to get here first. So, unless you’re lucky enough to live here already, that means jumping aboard a tra

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3 June 2021

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The golden owl outside Leeds Civic Hall - credit Carl Milner Photography

ReDiscover Leeds with our Family Friendly Trail

We’ve teamed up with Leeds City Centre Management and Child Friendly Leeds to create the ‘ReDiscover Leeds Family Trail’

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30 May 2021

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West Indian Carnival, credit Terry Jeavons

Celebrate Culture in Leeds

With over 169 different nationalities calling Leeds home, it’s no secret that the city is one of the most diverse cities in the UK[1]. As the host of a variety of events ranging from delicious food

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20 May 2021

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The Great Yorkshire Shop

20 Indie Leeds Shops that Fly Under the Retail Radar

Leeds’ thriving indie retail scene has always been a big part of city life, (we love our indies in Leeds) but many of the best shops out there fly

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4 May 2021

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