With an estimated population of over 750,000, Leeds is the third largest city in the UK. It’s a modern city, popular with shoppers, and with a centre full of large indoor shopping complexes and a pedestrian only zone, visitors can shop till they drop. This shopping paradise includes the brand new ‘Trinity Leeds’, a place where visitors can spend their hard earned cash on well known British favourites, as well as a huge choice of international and exclusive names such as Louis Vuitton, Vivienne Westwood, and Harvey Nichols. Names that give the city a cosmopolitan feel.
The Corn Exchange, Leeds by Paul Stevenson on Flickr
But it’s not just about shopping; Leeds also has natural and built landmarks. It has the gritstone outcrop of Otley Chevin and the Fairburn Ings RSPB reserve, both places to enjoy on a sunny day. Then there’s ‘The Dalek’, at 112 metres, the tower of the Bridgewater Place is the regions tallest building. As well as all the shopping, and landmarks many people visit the city for sport. Elland Road is the home of football and Leeds United, and the Headingley Stadium is where games of cricket and rugby matches can be enjoyed.
If your lucky enough to have a Leeds Car Hire, then not only is it good for transporting all that shopping, but it’s also a great opportunity to escape the city for a while. Leeds is a fantastic base to explore the countryside of the Yorkshire Dales, the Yorkshire Moors or the Peak District, all excellent locations for walking.