Visiting Leeds - West Yorkshire

Description of Leeds

Nationally famed for its diverse bar and club scene, Leeds has a large student population and is known to be a melting pot of people. Its fantastic shopping, restaurants, museums and art galleries make it a very well-liked and popular destination for holidays. But what most people like to do in Leeds is to have a really good time, whether it is eating amazing food or partying, there is always a good atmosphere and lots of things to do.

Inside info

The Royal Armouries is home to the national collection of arms and armour. There are five themed-galleries that provide breathtaking displays as well as fantastic demonstrations. Very entertaining with live shows involving falcons and horses, this is a must see when you come to Leeds. The Thackray Medical Museum holds exhibitions focused on how medicine and health care have made considerable progress in the past 150 years. It proposes over 35,000 objects relating to the history of health care and over 8,000 books. The museum has won several awards since its opening and it is well worth seeing. The Artsmix market is worth a visit, even if you don’t intend to buy anything. Held every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month behind the corn exchange, the stalls sell original arts and crafts as well as food and drink. Everything is hand made by the stall holders and of high quality.If you are a chess lover, why not try out the chess games outside the city library? The games are free and use large chess pieces. It is a chance to play chess and at the same time to meet the locals. The games usually take place from Monday to Friday throughout the day.

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Did you know that in October 1880 Louis le Prince recorded the very first moving images with a Leeds back garden as his subject?

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Geographical situation and climatic info for Leeds

Leeds, situated in West Yorkshire, is the UKs largest centre for business, legal and financial services after London. Leeds has an oceanic climate. Summers are mild and winters are cold and cloudy with occasional snow and frost. Due to its location on the eastern side of the Pennines, Leeds is amongst the driest UK cities with an annual rainfall of 660 mm. The city is renowned for its carnival, the UKs second largest after the Notting Hill Carnival attracting hundreds of thousands of people every year.

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The climate and the weather in Leeds

Leeds is a city in the county of Yorkshire built on the River Aire. With a population of 429 242 inhabitants, it is considered the third biggest town in England. Leeds was voted ‘favourite town in the UK’ by the Magazine Condé Nast Traveller and proposes various different activities. You can take a stroll on King Edward Street or in Roundhay Park, come rain or shine. Take in the friendly and dynamic atmosphere of Leeds Elland Road Stadium. Under the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, Leed’s climate is oceanic and is characterised by a very feeble variation in temperature all year long. The summers are humid and sometimes hot while the winters are very cold. The weather in Leeds remains pleasant.