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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“The Royal Armouries is fabulous as it has free entry, is easily accessible and a marvellous day out, finish with a meal or drink and one of the many restuarants in the surrounding Dock area”
  • 39 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Huge mall with lifestyle and designer fashion shops, plus restaurants and 3-screen, arthouse cinema.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Entertainment
“its walking distance and steeped in history. A nice day out and close by is abbey house another lovely and interesting place to visit. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Take your time exploring Leeds’ visual art and head for the recently refurbished Leeds Art Gallery which has the best twentieth century collection outside London and a colourful new wall painting commission for the Victorian staircase by Lothar Götz. The Henry Moore Institute is dedicated to celebrating sculpture. In the iconic building they host a year-round changing programme of historical, modern and contemporary exhibitions presenting sculpture from across the world.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Spacious nature area with gardens, walking trails & lakes, plus 2 playgrounds & sports fields”
  • 20 locals recommend
Music Venue
“National and international live acts and shows, less than 10 mins by taxi or accessible by bus, in centre close to bars and restaurants”
  • 18 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Beautifully restored Victoria theatre, great for touring musicals and plays and memorable nights out!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Nature
“Temple Newsam is great for people of all ages, has a lovely cafe, farm and great walking routes with incredible views. There is a country mansion believed to be over 500 years old (and haunted!) Which you can take tours around. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Building
“Use the no 2 or no 12 bus to get into town. Service every 10 minutes at peak time.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Lodging
“It's a really nice building with lots of independent shops. Also good for a coffee.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Theatre
“Leeds Playhouse, one of the largest producing theatres in the north. We support local artists, engage with communities across West Yorkshire, and tell great stories. Their Christmas productions are excellent.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Leeds's Victoria Gate shopping centre, recently named as the best in the world at a prestigious international awards ceremony in France, features a flagship John Lewis store and many prestigious brands.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Three floors including a roof terrace, craft ales, music venue, lively and fun. In the city centre.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Cinema
“Very old style and possibly listed traditional picture house that shows contemporary and cult/classic films. Situated within the student area of Hyde Park so bars nearby. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bus Station
“This park has everything, kids area, large open spaces lakeside walks with are all free, lakeside cafe, mansion restaurant, over the road is tropical world which is great for kids (they have meerkats). Nice pub The Rounday Fox just nearby too”
  • 12 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“Lively, colourful shopping centre space housing global street food restaurants and pop-up carts.”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Clothes Shop
“Leeds's Victoria Gate shopping centre, recently named as the best in the world at a prestigious international awards ceremony in France, features a flagship John Lewis store and many prestigious brands.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Food Truck
“Lively, colourful shopping centre space housing global street food restaurants and pop-up carts.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
“Servers carve up to 15 types of grilled meat at your table with a wide range of salads & hot dishes”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely indian street food and a fantastic selection of craft beers in a very lively and social atmosphere”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Brilliant pub with extensive beer & wine selection plus an amazing food menu; eat in the dining room or just in the bar.. Their own charcuterie is not to be missed! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Sukhothai Chapel Allerton Excellent food, service and decor, Slightly pricey though.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Concise menu of world eats in large windowed upstairs room and sunken dance floored basement venue.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Varied programme of films, comedy, performance, with bar and food, plus other restaurants close by”
  • 7 locals recommend

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