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The ten 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.

Here are some of the city’s best kept and beautiful secrets:

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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A cute and easily missable spot on Kirkgate, Penny Pocket Park is a great spot to sit back and enjoy the view of neighbouring Leeds Minster.

2. Penny Pocket Park

A cute and easily missable spot on Kirkgate, Penny Pocket Park is a great spot to sit back and enjoy the view of neighbouring Leeds Minster.
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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.

3. Horsforth Hall Park's Japanese garden

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.
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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.

4. 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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