Leeds is a lively city, rich in culture and heritage with lots to explore. More than 750,000 people live within our city boundaries and over 100,000 people come to work in the city centre every day. Many thousands more tourists and visitors come to shop, eat out or enjoy the range of attractions Leeds has on offer. Leeds is a dynamic and diverse city, and the many different services the council provides to look after Leeds.
Places to visit
Leeds city centre has over 1,000 shops and is the regions prime shopping destination. Major national and regional attractions located in Leeds include the Royal Armouries, Henry Moore Institute, Harewood House and West Yorkshire Playhouse, which stages more productions than any other theatre outside of London. Great shopping, fascinating architecture, world renowned sports venues, beautiful parks and gardens and the Yorkshire Dales right on our doorstep.
Leeds city region
Located near the geographical centre of the UK, Leeds is the regional capital of Yorkshire and the Humber with far reaching influence across our region and the UK.
Excellent nightlife, great shopping, fascinating architecture, world renowned sports venues and our close proximity to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales are just a few of the many attractions that bring over 11 million visitors to Leeds every year. Whether it's for business or leisure, the Leeds lifestyle has a lot to offer. With over 100 bars, 25 night clubs and 75 restaurants in the city centre alone, Leeds is famous for its vibrant night life and cultural scene. Our city is also home to the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition and top international performing companies such as Opera North, Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre.
Dubbed the 'Knightsbridge of the North' by the Lonely Planet Guide to Britain, Leeds is also Yorkshire and Humberside's prime shopping location. Our city has more than 4.3 million square feet of retail space, set in stunning architectural surroundings such as the Victoria Quarter, Corn exchange, Headrow Centre, Leeds Shopping Plaza and The Light.