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Not very long ago the West Yorkshire city of Leeds was a grim, grey industrial town, which visitors could well describe as the 'dead centre' of England, and not just because of its location. In little more than a decade, however, Leeds has enjoyed an economic boom and its transformation has earned it accolades from all quarters. It is now recognised as one of Europe's most successful cities. Along with this boom has come a fresh tide of tourism.

Leeds currently attracts about 20 million tourists a year, the majority of which are day-trippers. The reasons visitors come to Leeds are many and varied, because this is a city with plenty to offer, with its famously wild nightspots, frequent cultural events, abundant shopping and fascinating collection of museums.

Sharing access to the nearby international airport is the neighbouring historic Yorkshire city of Bradford, also a vibrant, cosmopolitan city offering plenty to amuse and entertain visitors. Bradford has attractions like the National Media Museum, Industrial Museum, and a splendid art gallery contained in beautiful Lister Park.

These two complementary Yorkshire cities, with their packed calendars of festivals and events, have become the beating heart of northern England. Visitors to the UK should not pass up the opportunity to visit Leeds, which has been dubbed the 'Knightsbridge of the North'.

For shopaholics Leeds is pure paradise: the city's retail areas include the Victoria Quarter, Corn Exchange, Headrow Centre and Leeds Shopping Plaza, all packed with top-quality, big-name stores. With development ongoing, shopping opportunities are continually getting bigger and better.

For culture-vultures, Leeds offers major national and international theatre, dance, opera and music events in a variety of top-class venues, as well as a major art gallery housing an important collection of traditional and contemporary British art.

Among the city's dozens of museums there is the intriguing Thackray, offering a vivid insight into Victorian medical practices; the Amley Mills, housed in an old woollen mill and demonstrating industrial and railway history; and the Royal Armouries, the oldest museum in the UK, containing a fascinating collection of ancient weaponry and torture instruments.

Plenty to see and do means there is never a dull moment in Leeds, and at night the action shifts to the hundreds of pubs, bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Some of the live band venues, like The Cockpit, Joseph's Well and The Wardrobe, are internationally renowned. Leeds is also recognised as one of the UK's clubbing capitals.

Leeds experiences typical English weather with a mixture of gloriously sunny days and overcast weather in this temperate climate. During the summer (June to August) Leeds has plenty of sunshine with mild weather and average temperatures between 47°F (9°C) and 68°F (20°C), while winters (December to February) can be long, damp and cold when snow and frost is not uncommon and temperatures range from 32°F (0°C) to 44°F (7°C). Spring is the best time to visit Leeds as the weather tends to be fairly mild from March to May.

With a stay at Ava Residence in Leeds, you'll be convenient to Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Thackray Medical Museum. This hotel is within close proximity of Meanwood Valley Urban Farm and Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.Rooms..
Enjoy a SUNsational hotel experience when you stay at the Days Inn Wetherby in West Yorkshire. Situated on the banks of the River Wharfe in scenic West Yorkshire, the charming town of Wetherby offers visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy both the great..
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Discovery Inn Leeds Hotel is an ideal place for both business and leisure travelers who are looking for a good accommodation in a convenient location near the establishments and attractions. Amenities: Bar
With a stay at High Bank Hotel in Leeds, you'll be convenient to Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Thackray Medical Museum. This guesthouse is within close proximity of St James's University Hospital and Meanwood Valley Urban Farm.Rooms Stay in..
This contemporary hotel is situated within easy access of the M62 Junction 30 and the M1 Junction 44. Situated within easy reach of Leeds city centre, the Holiday Inn Express Leeds East is the business and leisure travellers preferred choice for affordable..
This budget hotel is just a 10 minute walk from the heart of leeds and is a great value base for visiting this vibrant city. Modern bedrooms are well-equipped with ensuite shower room, a flat screen tv with satellite channels, tea/coffee facilities and..
Property Location A stay at ibis Leeds Centre places you in the heart of Leeds, convenient to Leeds Park Square and First Direct Arena. This hotel is within close proximity of Oxford Place Chapel and University of Leeds.Rooms Stay in one of 168 guestrooms..
Facilities and services include a breakfast room, bar, elevator, wireless Internet access (extra charge) and 24-hour reception. Rooms feature a TV. Address: Blayds Court Blayds Yard Off Swinegate, LS14AD Leeds, England, United Kingdom.
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