Nine best kept secrets in Leeds even some locals won't know about

It’s difficult to walk around Leeds without stumbling upon a hidden gem that you haven’t spied before.

By Andrew Hutchinson
Saturday, 6th April 2019, 7:35 am
Updated Saturday, 6th April 2019, 7:44 am

Here are some of the city’s best kept and beautiful secrets. READ MORE: The seven lost wonders of Leeds

The sign on the Leeds Liverpool canalIt reads: 'The Remains of a Wooden Icebreaker Lie Submerged' and is found near the Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills.
This memorial was unveiled in November 1905, and originally stood outside Leeds Town Hall. It was moved to Woodhouse Moor in 1937 was designated as a Grade II* listed building in August 1976.

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Adel's York Gate garden packs quite a punch for its one acre proportions. It never fails to intrigue its visitors with its fourteen garden rooms, linked by a series of clever vistas.
St John's is the oldest church in the city centre, being built between 1632 and 1634 and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building.
Dating back to 1850, the Lifting Tower acts as a visible reminder of the citys rail heritage. It was one of a pair that stood either side of the old viaduct running into the Leeds Central railway station.
Founded in 1768 it is the oldest surviving subscription library in Britain. Have you stumbled across the entrance on Commercial Street?
Is this the best panoramic view in Yorkshire? This view from Otley Chevin is hard to beat.
Originally opened in 1987, the Japanese Garden is a celebration of traditional oriental gardens, with various features and materials used to represent the mountains, woodland areas, waterfalls, lakes and open grasslands found in Japan. It was restored in 2009 following a 90,000 makeover.
Leeds Town Hall houses a once used police station called the Bridewell. There are many cells underneath the grand building - some are even concealed under the front steps.