Leeds is among the largest and most economically significant cities in the north of England and a centre of culture, sport and tourism for the county of Yorkshire. The city’s inhabited history reaches back to around the 5th century and the area became an important commercial centre during the industrial revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries. Now with the fourth largest urban economy in England, Leeds’ reputation as a high calibre business and office space location reaches right across the world. Leeds also has a proud tradition for high standards in higher education facilities and local university buildings help to give the city an appealing blend of modern and historic architecture.
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Leeds is easily accessed by train from numerous nearby cities in the north of England, including Manchester to the south-west, Sheffield to the south and Newcastle to the north. The Midlands cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham are all within little more than an hour’s train ride, while Central London can be reached in shortly over two hours. Businesses with a very sizeable presence in Leeds include financial and insurance service providers, law and accountancy firms, food producers and high street retail giants like Asda and Morrisons. Companies with offices in the city include the likes of auditing giant KPMG, Northern Foods, insurers Direct Line and Aviva, and banking powerhouses Barclays, HSBC, Santander and Lloyds.
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Things to do in Leeds
Leeds is undoubtedly one of the most vibrant places in the UK, with concert venues, theatres, pubs, bars and restaurants helping visitors and locals relax and enjoy themselves throughout the year. The West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Leeds City Museum are always well worth a visit, while Elland Road and Headingly Stadium are major draws for football and cricket fans respectively. For excellent places to eat out in Leeds, you could try the very popular Thai restaurant Chaophraya or the contemporary British eatery at Brasserie Forty 4. For quality traditional pubs meanwhile you could always get along to either The Hop, a much-loved spot on Dark Neville Street, or the charming Chemic Tavern on Johnson Street.
- Tube lines: N/A
- Mainline stations: Leeds Station
- Nearest motorways: M1, M62, A1 (M)
- Nearest airports: Leeds Bradford International, Manchester Airport
- Other: London and other major cities easily accessed via trains from Leeds Station