People visit cities for all kinds of reasons, with culture and shopping often being top of the list; let’s take a look at things to do, places to see and the best car parks in Leeds for making your visit both enjoyable and easy.
The best laid plans are always those with a clear objective, some kind of itinerary in place and the little details considered. Visiting an unfamiliar city is exciting but can be stressful too; the journey there, working out where you want to go and how much you can do in your allocated time, not to mention the hassle of finding secure and affordable car parks!
Visit the museums
In Leeds, every need is catered for. Whatever your budget and however long you’ve got to explore the city, you’ll find some great stuff to do – guaranteed! If you’re just heading to Leeds for the day and you don’t want to break the bank, get yourself to Millennium Square and visit the free to enter Leeds Museum. It’s the perfect way to learn a little about the city, while there are also other fantastic exhibitions covering life on earth, the Romans and much more. Once you’ve finished, you can also take a look around Leeds Art Gallery which is just round the corner – this expansive collection also offers free entry and is well worth including in your city adventure and right next door is the Henry Moore Institute too.
The Royal Armouries is also worthy of a few of your precious hours and the architecture itself, such as the beautiful Corn Exchange building and Kirkgate Market is stunning – when walking around Leeds, never forget to look up!
Shopping for every budget and occasion
Shopping is a must-do in Leeds, even if just for browsing – it’s also a great place to buy your Christmas gifts, because there are shops to cater for all styles and needs. From the top-end, classy designer stores of the Victoria Quarter, such as Mulberry, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and Louis Vuitton, to high street favourites such as Top Shop, Dorothy Perkins and Next, right down to the bargain hunter’s dream of a huge 3 floor Primark, there’s something for everyone. With the recently opened Trinity precinct (another fabulous piece of architecture) and plenty of independent and chain stores, shopping in Leeds just gets better and better.
The Headrow is also great for a stroll and from here you can explore The Light with its bars, restaurants, shops and cinema, the Merrion Centre and St John’s Centre too. If you’re planning on visiting this side of the city, you can take advantage of one of the very cheapest car parks in Leeds, on Trafalgar Street. Unlike many other car parks in Leeds, Trafalgar Street has staff onsite at all times, never closes (handy if you’re staying overnight) and will cost you a fraction of the price of an NCP or alternative parking option such as street parking bays.