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A shopping mecca that has gone from bust to boom in recent years, Leeds is one of the UK’s most popular destinations for those looking for a heady mix of retail therapy, beautiful inner city architecture and thriving nightlife.
If there was a city that could win an award for transformation then Leeds would claim the title hands down. Over the last two decades, this northern English city has gone from the D list to the A list and is now one of the UK’s most visited places. Why is this? Think huge economic renaissance, urban renewal and an explosion of retail outlets that makes Leeds one of the biggest shopping destinations in the UK outside of London. Well, they don’t call it the Knightsbridge of the North for nothing! It’s a case of take your pick between the stylish Victorian Quarter, the Corn Exchange, the Headrow Centre or Leeds Shopping Plaza to name but a few.
Opened in March 2013, Trinity Leeds is a mix of old and new from the redeveloped Leeds Shopping Plaza. Home to 120 shops over three floors, with a whole host of restaurants to choose from, look no further for all your shopping needs (Albion Street, LS1 5AT, +113 394 2415, trinityleeds.com).
Feel like a VIP with a behind-the-scenes guided tour at Leeds Museum Discovery Centre. Home to over a million wonders, this appointment-only visit will allow you access to some of the finest collections Leeds has to offer. Free entry, 11am every Thursday (Leeds Museum Discovery Centre, Carlisle Road, LS10 1LB. Call to book +113 214 1548, leeds.gov.uk/discoverycentre).
Kids and adults alike will love Tropical World, where you can explore exotic plant life, as well as see butterflies and meerkats. There are plenty of open spaces for getting some fresh air here too, with the vast Roundhay Park on hand for a spring stroll. www.roundhaypark.org.uk