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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”
  • 38 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Huge mall with lifestyle and designer fashion shops, plus restaurants and 3-screen, arthouse cinema.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Establishment
“its walking distance and steeped in history. A nice day out and close by is abbey house another lovely and interesting place to visit. ”
  • 27 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.”
  • 17 locals recommend
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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
Building
“Use the no 2 or no 12 bus to get into town. Service every 10 minutes at peak time.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Establishment
“Beautifully restored Victoria theatre, great for touring musicals and plays and memorable nights out!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Spacious nature area with gardens, walking trails & lakes, plus 2 playgrounds & sports fields”
  • 19 locals recommend
Establishment
“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
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
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
Bar
“Three floors including a roof terrace, craft ales, music venue, lively and fun. In the city centre.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Lodging
“It's a really nice building with lots of independent shops. Also good for a coffee.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Zoo
“Its full of butterflies so great for kids and families . You can visit the cafe and then walk for hours in Roundhay Park, or take a picnic. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cinema
“Slightly more adult style cinema where the seats are more like sofas and you can drink bottles of wine, beer etc. A bit more expensive and upmarket than your usual screaming children filled cinema's. ”
  • 17 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