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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.

Just Grand! Vintage Tea Room - Hannah Webster

Enjoying Leeds Independent Food & Drink During Lockdown

If you’re wondering which independent restaurants in Leeds are still open and offering delivery or collection, this blog is here to help. With the second lockdown upon us, there are still plenty of ways that we can support our local indep

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13 November 2020

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Leeds Corn Exchange at Christmas by Carl Milner

Shop Independent in Leeds This Christmas

Christmas shopping may look a little different this year with so many stores closed for in-person buying. However with more and more shops in Leeds increasing their online presence, there has never been a better time to shop independent for yo

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12 November 2020

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The Christmas tree in the Victoria Quarter, Leeds - credit Carl Milner Photography

Create new Christmas traditions this Winter Season in Leeds

The evenings have begun to close in and festive treats have started to find their way into our baskets at the supermarket. We’re making plans for the big day and the keenest among us are even thinking about putting up their tree! We all know tha

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26 October 2020

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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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