Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds is a vibrant, modern city and has become one of the UK’s top venues for city breaks. It has prospered both commercially and culturally, and the city’s nightlife has an outstanding reputation. Furthermore, Leeds is remarkably easy to get to, so it’s not hard to see why it has become such a popular destination.
Hotels In Leeds
Leeds Met Hotel
The Leeds Met Hotel is an instantly recognisable Leeds landmark, and has recently undergone a dramatic renovation that adds a touch of contemporary chic to this handsome hotel. The hotel is now known simply as the Met, where it was formerly known as the Metropole. It is a grade II listed building and so visitors can expect something traditional during their visit to one of the city’s top four-star properties.
The Met Hotel is located in Leeds city centre. Book the Met Hotel Leeds
Doubletree by Hilton Leeds
The Doubletree by Hilton Leeds is in the centre of Leeds in the Granary Wharf. On arrival guests will be greeted with the brand's signature chocolate chip cookie as part of the warm and friendly welcome. Book the Doubletree by Hilton Leeds
Malmaison Leeds Hotel
The Leeds Malmaison Hotel occupies a handsome building close to the River Aire and is convenient for the railway station and the bustling city centre itself. It combines traditional style with a sophisticated and contemporary feel throughout, whether in its brasserie and bar or in its bedrooms and suites. There is a gym at the Malmaison Leeds, while there are also conference facilities for up to 45 people. The Malmaison Hotel Leeds is located in Leeds city centre. Book the Leeds Malmaison
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Things to Do in Leeds
There are a number of exceptional eateries to be found in Leeds, with Victorian pubs, stylish wine bars and a diverse range of ethnic restaurants. All tastes are catered for. Anthony’s Restaurant is a local highlight. It's a family owned company and strives to offer one of the finest Leeds dining experiences possible.
The Leeds Royal Armouries Museum is a thoroughly fascinating attraction. It is home to the UK’s collection of arms and armour. Opened in 1996, the Royal Armouries Museum features themed galleries including War, Tournament, Self-Defence, Hunting and Arms & Armour of the Orient. Each of these galleries holds a unique and enthralling collection. Highlights include Henry VIII’s tournament armour and the replica Edwardian Gun Room. Visitors even have the chance to fire a crossbow. There really is something for everyone at the Royal Armouries Museum.
Leeds prides itself on its unique, fashionable image and the city streets reflect this entirely. There are five indoor shopping centres, an assortment of shopping arcades and an entire range of specialised shopping attractions. The quality of shops in the area is exceptionally high, with British designer outlets, all the top brand names and one of the country’s largest pedestrianised shopping areas.
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Explore Leeds and West Yorkshire
Harewood House is a stunning Georgian mansion house situated in Harewood, just outside of Leeds. The house was expertly designed by architects John Carr and Robert Adam, and built for the affluent trader Edwin Lascelles. The house was built in the 18th century and possesses a renowned art collection. Harewood celebrates both the historical and the modern aspects of art, with exhibitions of contemporary art, an award-winning educational department, a prominent Bird Garden and over 100 acres of fabulous gardens designed by Capability Brown.
Leeds has its own mainline station in the centre of town. Leeds/Bradford International Airport is only a 20 minute drive away, while Manchester Airport is around 90 minutes away. Leeds city centre is only one mile from the M1, M621 and M62, giving visitors exceptionally good access to the city.