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Leeds
West Yorkshire
Leeds is the commercial centre of Yorkshire and easy to get to by air, road and rail. It is very much a Victorian city with its arcades, town hall and markets. But you can find all types of architecture from 17th century churches to inspired modern housing. Recent growth has been along the river and around the canal basin. It is an exciting city both during the day and at night with plenty to do for all ages.

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Population
1,500,000
Must See
Town Hall, Millennium Square, Clarence Dock, Market, Corn Exchange, Arcades, St John's Church
Attractions
Town Hall , Kirkgate Market , Corn Exchange , Church of St John the Evangelist , Leeds City Museum , Leeds Art Gallery , Henry Moore Institute , Royal Armouries , Kirkstall Abbey / Visitor Centre and Abbey House Museum , Armley Industrial Mills , Thwaite Mills , Thackray Medical Museum , Temple Newsam House
Indoor Market
Mon-Sat
Shops
Mostly high street stores, some specialist independent
Live!
West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Grand, City Varieties, Town Hall, Carriageworks, O2 Academy, Cockpit
Sport
Football, Rugby, Cricket, Swimming
Tourist info Centre
Visit Leeds, The Arcade, Leeds City Station, Leeds, LS11PL
Direct Access
Train station. Bus and coach station. Central car parking. Airport.
1hr City Walk
Overview
A circular tour around the city centre taking in the the main sights: Town Hall, Millennium Square, St John's Church, Victoria Quarter, Market, Corn Exchange, City Square.
Video Features
See exclusive content of St John's Church.

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Diary

July
Party in the Park / Opera in the Park
Party in the Park / Opera in the Park

Held in the grounds of Temple Newsam House around 5 miles from the city centre. Usually 3rd weekend in July. Opera on the Saturday eveing and a succession of pop acts take to the stage on the Sunday to mime to their recent releases. Party tickets are Free / Opera tickets £.

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August
Leeds Gay Pride
Leeds Gay Pride

Usually first Sunday in August. Free event held in Millennium Square with live acts. Parade at 3:00pm.

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Leeds Asian Festival
Leeds Asian Festival

Usually first Sunday in August and held in Roundhay Park. Live asian music, entertainment, stalls and food.

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Leeds Festival
Leeds Festival

Three day event held over the August Bank Holiday weekend (last weekend of month). Join 75,000 others watch some of the biggest bands in the world. Event takes place at Bramham Park around 12 miles (towards York) from the centre of Leeds.

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Leeds International Piano Competition (triannual)
Leeds International Piano Competition (triannual)

Next held 2012. Young professional pianists of all nationalities perform recitals that are judged with an overall winer receiving a substantial cash prize.

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Leeds West Indian Carnival
Leeds West Indian Carnival

Usually held on August Bank Holiday weekend with the main carnival being held on Bank Holiday Monday in Potternewton Park (about two miles from city centre). Live entertainment, art and craft stalls and procession. Other events at Leeds West Indian Centre.

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November
Leeds International Film Festival
Leeds International Film Festival

Held over a two week period in early November at a range of cinemas across the city. New films, emerging film makers and series of themed events.

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