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10 best kept Leeds secrets 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.

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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.

1. Victorian cells under Leeds Town Hall

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.
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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.

2. St John's Church, Leeds city centre

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.
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Originally opened in 1987, the Japanese Garden uses features and materials to represent the mountains, woodland areas, waterfalls, lakes and open grasslands found in Japan. Restored in 2009 following a 90,000 makeover.

3. Horsforth Hall Park's Japanese garden

Originally opened in 1987, the Japanese Garden uses features and materials to represent the mountains, woodland areas, waterfalls, lakes and open grasslands found in Japan. Restored in 2009 following a 90,000 makeover.
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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.

4. Queen Victoria statue

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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