10 things you'll only know if you were born and raised in Leeds

Being born and raised in Leeds comes with a sense of pride attached, which folk from elsewhere will never quite understand.

Thursday, 20th February 2020, 6:00 am
Are you proud to be Leeds born and raised?
Are you proud to be Leeds born and raised?

Home to many beloved sights and attractions, from shopping haunts and nightclubs, to quirky cinemas and glorious countryside, there are certain things you will only truly appreciate if you were lucky enough to grow up in the city. Here are 10 things that only true Leeds folk will understand.

It may have taken more than 40 years to finish, having been hindered by delays since it was devised in the 1950s, but the road is frequently plagued by traffic delays, as many motorists will be familiar with.
The iconic Yorkshire Evening Post clock tower has long been a point of reference for checking the time and temperature when passing - so much so that the tower stayed even after YEP towers were knocked down.

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Once one of the most popular places to party in Leeds, thousands of revellers hit the dancefloor here before it closed for the final time in 2006. The building is now due to be the new home of Channel 4s national HQ.
Whitelocks Ale House has been part of the Leeds drinking scene since 1715 and is the oldest public house in Leeds. Fancy cocktail bars may be aplenty nowadays, but Whitelocks is something special.
The Whos Live at Leeds album is one of the most famous live recordings in rock history and it was brought to life right here in 1970. Those not lucky enough to attend will definitely have been told the story about the iconic gig.
Legendary Leeds United manager Don Revie was a highly superstitious man and was convinced Elland Road had been cursed by a gypsy, and he sought help from a witch to rid the ground of its evil spell.
The sight of a boat moored on a grassy verge isnt an odd sight to stumble across to people in Leeds, with Dry Dock being a popular haunt for both its drinks, food, atmosphere and quirky charm.
The cinema experience is a little different here in Leeds, with the city being home to two picture houses that are both over 100 years old. Cute, quirky and traditional, these venues are still the best places to see a new flick.
The A64 Red Bus Cafe may now have closed its doors, but the iconic red bus was a long beloved haunt for a bite to eat on the way down to the coast.
Lewis's huge department store on the Headrow sold everything from clothing to furniture and was a much loved shopping spot in the city. It later became a branch of Allders in the 1990s following the company's demise.