Every city has its own unique charm and individuality that sets it apart from the rest, with Leeds being no exception.
Like other cities it may have similar shops, restaurants and bars, but Leeds isn’t short of quirky landmarks that help it to stand out. Here are nine of the most unusual buildings from around the city that you are unlikely to see anywhere else.
1. Central Station Wagon Hoist
This steam powered railway wagon hoist was one of a pair that stood on each side of the viaduct leading to the station goods warehouse, and was used for raising and lowering wagons. It remained in use until the 1950s Photo: Other
2. Quarry House
Dubbed ‘The Kremlin’, Quarry House has been part of the Leeds cityscape for more than 20 years, opening in July 1993 at a cost of GBP 55 million, providing new headquarters for the Department of Health and Social Security Photo: Shutterstock
3. Bridgewater Place
It is the tallest building in Leeds, with the highest point standing at 476ft above ground level, but the office and residential skyscraper isn’t popular with everyone, earning the nickname The Dalek due to its odd shape Photo: Shutterstock
4. Victoria Gate
This GBP 65 million shopping development adjacent to Leeds Market opened in October 2016 and features an intricate criss-cross concrete pattern which was inspired by the city’s textile history Photo: Shutterstock
5. Trinity Leeds
This popular shopping haunt opened to visitors in March 2013 and features an impressive glass dome which stretches across 40,000 sq ft and stands at 100 foot above street level Photo: Shutterstock
6. Candle House
This residential cylindrical tower stands at 75 metres tall and is home to more than 150 of the most sought-after flats in Leeds, with views overlooking Granary Wharf Photo: Other