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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.
There are plenty of seasonal shows but why not take in Mr Christmas himself, Mr Michael Bublé at the first direct Arena, recently voted best new venue in the world at the Stadium Business Awards (8-9 December, tickets from £50, firstdirectarena.com).
This December the City of Leeds has set you a challenge: find the Reindeer. Hiding in some of your favourite shops as art and graffiti, each reindeer is unique. Share your selfies via #MagicalLeeds (download the map from visitleeds.co.uk).