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The Leeds Corn Exchange is one of the most dramatic and historic Victorian buildings in Leeds.
Now one of just three Corn Exchanges in the country which operates in its traditional capacity as a centre for trade, the Grade 1 listed structure is proud to champion the very best in creative, innovative and independent retail enterprises, and the buildings striking features provide the backdrop for a unique shopping experience.
Find out more about the Corn Exchange www.leedscornexchange.co.uk
Visit the Royal Armouries for a really exciting day out.
This is the UKs National Museum of Arms and Armour, including artillery.
Situated on the River Aire at Clarence Dock, visit the exhibitions and see artillery, arms and armour throughout the ages.
Dont worry, there is a gorgeous coffee shop and caf for you to break up the day in before embarking back onto the excitement of the armour.
Find out more about the Royal Armouries at www.royalarmouries.org
The newly opened Leeds City Museum is an excellent place to spend the day for families and visitors of all ages.
The museum offers an exciting and educational fun day out where you can see exhibits including the famous Leeds Tiger, fossils, lots of artwork and great and interactive history of Leeds.
There are even costumes for children to try on, play areas, plus many of the items are designed and displayed with touching in mind.
Find out more about Leeds City Museum by at www.leeds.gov.uk/citymuseum
This is one of the most celebrated galleries in the country with a heritage dating back to its opening in 1888.
Containing collections of great significance, Leeds City Art Gallery is also home to the Tiled Hall caf and restaurant.
Step in for a look around, some artistic contemplation and an exquisite bite to eat.
Find out more about Leeds City Gallery at www.leedsgallery.com
Leeds really is home to some cultural gems, and Harewood House is one of them. In the heart of Yorkshire, Harewood House is one of the treasure houses of England built in the 18th century and houses art collections to rival the finest in the land. Harewood hosts and houses acclaimed exhibitions of contemporary art, an award-winning educational department, a renowned Bird Garden, over 100 acres of exquisite gardens, an open air theatre and other special and remarkable events. Find out more about visiting Harewood House at www.harewood.org
Shoppers looking for paradise, look no further.
The Victoria Quarter is the Norths premiere fashion and lifestyle destination, housed in elegant listed buildings and home to over 70 of the world's leading fashion and lifestyle brands such as Louis Vuitton, Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, Mulberry, LK Bennett, Reiss, Liz Earle and of course Harvey Nichols.
Victoria Quarter is justifiably renowned as one of the country's finest shopping destinations, and well worth a visit.
Find out more about the Victoria Quarter at www.v-q.co.uk
If you are an adventurer, then hit Tropical World on your trip to Leeds.
Tropical World allows you to tour the world without leaving West Yorkshire.
Tour the butterfly, swamp, desert and rainforest houses where you will see many types of plants as well as the opportunity to see a variety of different creatures, such as bats, snakes and even meerkats.
Everything is indoors, making it a tropical paradise in Leeds!
Find out more about the Tropical World at
Hungry? Thirsty? Pull up a chair at the Electric Press.
Located at the heart of Leeds City Centre, The Electric Press boasts a stylish and welcoming destination for food, drink and entertainment.
Offering a fantastic selection of cuisines, ranging from Italian to Indian, meeting the needs of even the most challenging of taste-buds.
The Electric Press offers a hub of day and night activity at the heart of Leeds Civic Quarter.
Find out more about the Electric Press at www.electricpressuk.com/venues
Leeds is more than shops, museums and restaurants; its the heart of musical innovation.
A visit to the City Varieties will show you how Leeds has always been at the forefront of entertainment.
The venue used to house vaudeville, music hall, pantomimes and other varieties and it is no different now.
Go back in time to the City Varieties and experience the roots of political satire, vaudevillian expression and amazing entertainment.
Find out more about the Varieties Musical Hall by visiting www.cityvarieties.co.uk
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