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.

Tuesday, 14th May 2019, 9:29 am
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is this the best panoramic view in Yorkshire? This view from Otley Chevin is hard to beat.
Founded in 1768 it is the oldest surviving subscription library in Britain. Have you stumbled across the entrance on Commercial Street?
Have you noticed this? It reads: 'The Remains of a Wooden Icebreaker Lie Submerged' and is found near the Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills.