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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.

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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Temple Newsam Golf - Leeds City Council

Golf in Leeds – A Brief History and Some of the Best Courses to Visit

Ryan from Howley Hall Golf Club tells us what ‘putts’ Leeds golf on the map… Those of you that have grown up playing your golf in Leeds will be more than familiar with the rich heritage it possesses. Since moving to the area,

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23 April 2021

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LIVINItaly - credit Robert Norbury

22 Leeds Takeaway Food Spots to Get You Through the Rest of Lockdown

In a year when we’ve all been spending a little too much time indoors, the humble takeaway has definitely experienced a bit of an upgrade. Adapting to the pressures of lockdown life has meant many of our favourite independent eateries hav

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21 April 2021

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Kirkstall Abbey - Leeds City Council

17 of Leeds’ most instagrammable spots to bag before they’re busy

With the easing of lockdown on the horizon, it’s likely our city’s hottest spots are going to get a little more… well… hot! And there are some truly stunning locations out there to bag a snap of for the ‘gram.

12 April 2021

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Trinity Leeds - credit Carl Milner

Shopping while safely social distancing in Leeds

When it comes to retail, we’ve got bags and bags here in Leeds. From our large, modern shopping centres to the spectacularly beautiful arcades and historic markets, we beli

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2 April 2021

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Easter- Castleguard Pixabay

Easter Activities to Enjoy

With Easter weekend fast approaching, here’s a roundup of things to do. For some family fun, enjoy a family yoga session where you will be led on an adventure with the Easter Bunny and enjoy

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1 April 2021

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Coffee - StockSnap, Pixabay

Leeds’ 11 best outdoor spots to share a coffee with a friend

People talk about Leeds as an undiscovered gem – packed with cool places to explore, and new experiences to try. Because while rocking with international stars at the first direct arena and welcoming the biggest talents in sport home with th

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1 April 2021

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Outdoor seating at Water Lane Boathouse

Beer Gardens and Outside Dining Opening in Leeds City Centre

*Revised 3rd August Summer is here and what better way to soak up the sun rays then relaxing with a meal, cocktail, or favourite drink outside in the company of friends or family. Listed below are just a few of many of the pub

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26 March 2021

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