But take the time and trouble to stop, look around or look up, and you will be rewarded with a visually stunning architecture all boasting a rich history and heritage. Here are eight ideas:
1. A Victorian Egyptian temple in Holbeck
2. Mill Hill Chapel, Leeds citry centre
3. Leeds General Infirmary - a design influenced by Florence Nightingale.
4. First Cloth Hall - preserving a piece of textile heritage