13 things that’ll make you fall in love with Leeds

From shiny new shopping centres to green spaces we love to graze in, part of Leeds’ charm is in its variety.

Thursday, 12th September 2019, 1:18 pm
PIC: Simon Hulme

Over recent years it has become the finest city in the north, and with these awesome places, some old, some new, it’s not hard to see how. Join us for a stroll through some of the places that will make you fall in love with Leeds. READ MORE: 12 things you don’t see in Leeds city centre anymore that you could a decade ago | 10 fascinating and strange secrets hidden underground in Leeds

From a modern wonder to an age-old classic, this is a joy to behold for any film lover the city over. A real sense of history echoes through its corridors.
There are currently 800 stalls which attract more than 100,000 visitors a week. Masterchef semi-finalist Liz Cottam is set to open a gastropub inside this autumn.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

The Tetley is a chic spot to grab a quick drink in the beer garden, or peruse the free art exhibitions and cultural offerings. It couldnt be more different, and we love it.
Boasts more more than 700 acres of parkland, lakes, woodland and gardens attracting nearly a million vistors each year.
Done with the city centre for a day and fancy getting back to nature? Where better to realign yourself than on seven miles of open-air freshness that puts air in your lungs and wind in your hair.
A grand old institution that used to house royalty. Now home to a whole hive of activity, including he huge childrens play area and any number of visiting roadshows.
This Michelin starred restaurant has a reputation for modern and often unusual food, with modern and artistic presentation.
Home to some of the citys favourite fashion outlets, and handful of other shops and a whole lot of childhood memories,
From ice rinks to Summer concerts to deck chairs in front of Wimbledon, Millennium Square has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years,
Explore 500 years of history and 1,500 acres of scenic parkland.
As one of Leeds main attractions, the Royal Armouries isnt exactly a secret, but its right up there on this list as one of the places that makes our city brilliant.
Is there a better symbol of the modern Leeds than Trinity Kitchen? Diverse, smart and fresh, its a little treasure trove of great food, random events and lots of neon lighting
A ruined Cistercian monastery dating back to 1152 set in a public park on the north bank of the River Aire.