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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 City Museum Easter Holiday Crafts, child playing

Family Fun Activities on Rainy Days

Max from Hoop shares his top 10 activities for keeping the kids entertained on a rainy day . The weather in the UK is known for its unpredictability. One day it’s blistering sunshine and the next it’s raining cats and dogs. When y

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14 January 2020

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Five Festive Fine-Dining Restaurants

Leeds has an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, cafes and street food venues offering cuisines from around the globe. We’re showcasing five fabulous food and drink venues to visit this festive season.  

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20 December 2019

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Five Festive Shopping Hotspots

As one of the UK’s best shopping destinations with an unrivalled offer, Leeds is the perfect place to get all your Christmas purchases – from luxury brands to high street names, quirky independents to handmade markets we’ve got your Christma

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17 December 2019

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Ten shows to keep the children entertained this festive season

Leeds has a spectacular programme of dazzling performance on offer for all ages this Christmas. We’ve put together a list of shows aimed at children that the whole family will enjoy; with everything from musical theatre and traditional pantomime

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3 December 2019

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Five festive street food venues to enjoy this Christmas

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2 December 2019

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Five fantastic rooftop bars to enjoy this festive season

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1 December 2019

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Five fabulous Santas’ to visit in Leeds this Christmas

The highlight of most children’s Christmas is a visit to the big man himself, we’re showcasing five family friendly Santa experiences in Leeds for this festive season.  

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25 November 2019

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Five Festive Markets to Find the Perfect Christmas Treat

If it’s all about finding the perfect Christmas gift for that special person; then forget about trudging along the busy high street or scanning the internet, why not spend a relaxing hour or two at a local Christmas market. Meet and speak to the

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20 November 2019

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Five Spectacular Shows to Keep You Entertained this Christmas

As the home of Opera North and Northern Ballet, and with its own repertory theatre Leeds Playhouse, as well the legendary City Varieties Music Hall – whatever your taste there’s a show for you in Leeds. Whether you’re looking for a gli

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5 November 2019

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Christmas tree in City Square, credit Carl Milner

What have you got planned for this Christmas?

Start planning your trip to Leeds this Christmas It may not be Christmas just yet, but it’s never too early to start planning that perfect short break, day out or catch up with friends; so take a look at what Leeds has lined up to keep

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24 September 2019

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