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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.

Leeds Waterfront Art Trail

The streets of Leeds have an ever-growing collection of art adorning its walls, brightening up spaces across the city. In particular, the area around the waterfront has seen many a piece pop up in recent years, adding character to the already stri

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22 October 2020

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A little girl dressed as a with for Halloween at Lotherton

Halloween Half Term in Leeds

Looking for some fun activities to do this October half term? Here is a list of all the events taking place in Leeds. From spooky activities to fun craft sessions, there is something for everyone!

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16 October 2020

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City Square, credit Carl Milner

10 Things You Probably Didn’t know About Leeds

One of the most famous cities in the UK, Leeds is known for its historical moments and its economic vibrancy. It excels in areas such as music, sports, arts, and politics. As a result, there are several things that Leeds is known for. From being t

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17 September 2020

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Patatas Bravas at El Gato Negro - credit Lucas Smith

Tastes from around the world

Leeds is renowned for being a city full to the brim of unique and exciting restaurants from every corner of the world. From Caribbean to Italian and Spanish to Thai, our extensive and diverse food and drink scene makes it one of the very best in t

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9 September 2020

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A bedroom at Temple Newsam - credit Leeds Museums and Galleries

Leeds Museums & Galleries Reopening

The team at Leeds Museums & Galleries are excited to be able to welcome you back again. Here’s what to expect when you visit… At Leeds Museums & Galleries, we have slowly started the phased reopening of our nine attract

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8 September 2020

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Take a journey along our trails

Five Things To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend

1 – FOLLOW THE TRAILS. Great fun for all ages, follow one of the many city trails to see what surprises you discover. There’s everything from

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28 August 2020

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Otley town centre - credit Endure Communications, Otley BID

Otley – A hidden shopping jewel, North of Leeds

Leeds may be home to some of the biggest names in shopping such as Harvey Nichols and John Lewis, but if you head out of the city centre into the local towns and villages, there are some incredible shopping opportunities that you’re unlikely to

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20 August 2020

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The grand Harewood House, Leeds - credit Visit Leeds

Kris’ Family Day Out to Harewood House

Kris tells us all about a recent trip to Harewood House with his young children… Being a large family with four children under 13, we like to visit places which have something for everyone.  Harewood House, Leeds, is always high on the list of pl

20 August 2020

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LIVIN'Italy pizza, credit Leeds Food Tours

Nell’s Ultimate Guide to Eating Out in Leeds Post-Lockdown

Nell, owner and tour guide at Leeds Food Tours, tells you what to expect while dining out in Leeds as lockdown restrictions begin to lift… Pubs and restaurants may have been open again fo

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8 August 2020

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Ox Club

Leeds’ Thriving Independent Food Scene

Our city has a whole menu of delicious dining experiences on offer including a thriving independent food scene that is renowned for its diversity, energy and innovation. Passionate people, known for their craft, serving up plates to be proud of is

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6 August 2020

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