Leeds is a historic city in West Yorkshire, about 45 miles northeast of Manchester and 195 miles north of London. Its history can be traced back to 5th century when it was referred to as a wooded area of the Kingdom of Elmet. It developed into a market town in Middle Ages and prior to industrial revolution, it turned into a centre for manufacture and spinning of woollen cloth. It then became a major mill town and by the 18th century the city accounted for one sixth of England’s export trade. Today, with an area of 213 sqm and urban population of 1.8 million people, it has become the most diverse economy in the UK after London. The city is also home to University of Leeds.

Airport and Train Station

Leeds Bradford and Leeds Train Station.

Recommended Hotels

Chambers Serviced Apartments, Novotel Leeds Centre, Leeds Marriott, Crowne Plaza, New Ellington and Quebecs Hotel.

Recommended Restaurants

Man Behind the Curtain, Stockdales of Yorkshire, Brasserie Forty 4, Shears Yard, Crafthouse and Veeno Leeds.

Recommended Sites

Leeds Cathedral, Royal Amouries Museum, Kirkstall Abbey, Roundhay Park, Teple Newsam, Abbey House Museum, Nostell Priory and Spofforth Castle.