Leeds city life
Leeds is a fascinating and vibrant city, combining beautiful, natural landscapes with urban attractions and a rich night life. Leeds has a little something for everyone, so you will surely not get bored here.
Most popular cultural attractions in Leeds are:
- Leeds Town Hall
- Leeds City Museum
- Abbey House Museum
- Kirkstall Abbey
- Armley Mills
- Tower Works
- Leeds Art Gallery
Walk around the city's parks: Roundhay and Temple Newsam and along Millennium Square, right in the centre of the city, where you will always have something interesting to see or do, like fairs, exhibitions and more. Check out Trinity Leeds shopping centre for some nice fashion stores.
Highly interesting and recommended is for you to see a play at the City Varieties Music Hall, which hosted performances by Charlie Chaplin and Harry Houdini. You can also watch nice dance performances at Phoenix Dance Theatre, and Northern Ballet Theatre.
Have fun and enjoy one of the many festivals Leeds organises, such as Leeds Carnival, or the Leeds International Film Festival, the largest film festival in England outside London.
Leeds is one of the UK's hotspots for nightlife, so you have a large number of pubs, bars, nightclubs and restaurants, as well as a multitude of venues for live music to choose from when you go out at night.
International atmosphere in Leeds
Apart from the international environment covered by the multicultural student population, Leeds is home to several ethnic communities: Irish, Polish, Asians (Indian, Pakistani, Chinese), and a small number of Africans.
Leeds is extremely open towards foreigners and different cultures and this fact is marked by the many events the city hosts which positively welcome cultural coexistence.
In Leeds, summers are usually mild, with moderate rainfall and winters are chilly, cloudy with occasional snow and frost, although these may occur in either of the four seasons. July is the warmest month, with a mean temperature of 16 °C (61 °F), with sometimes the average daytime temperatures exceeding 25.0 °C (77.0 °F). January is the coldest month, with a mean temperature of 3 °C (37 °F).