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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.
Christmas isn't just for children. See Santa's sleigh ride on real reindeer or take home a hand pruned Christmas tree, home-grown at the historic house estate of Stockeld Park in Wetherby, just outside of Leeds. For more information visit stockeldpark.co.uk.
Famous front man Noel Gallagher is coming to the First Direct Arena with special guests Super Furry Animals. The former OASIS singer has found success with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and their number one album 'Chasing Yesterday'. 27 April 2016, www.firstdirectarena.com.
Spend a day at West Yorkshire Playhouse with one of the world's favourite musicals, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. A mix of madness, intrigue and exuberance guarantees members of all ages will be flying high. Ends Sat 30 January, www.wyp.org.uk.
Catch Paul Cummins' beautiful poppies, created to mark the Centenary of the Great War in the exhibition Wave, displayed at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park until Sunday 10 January with free entry. For more information visit ysp.co.uk.
Whether you're browsing or buying, there's plenty to see in Leeds' original shopping arcade, the Victoria Quarter. Ornate glass and iron work dating back a century play host to high street staples and luxury boutiques, not forgetting the North's very own Harvey Nichols. 4 Cross Arcade, Victoria Quarter, Leeds, LS1 6AZ, www.v-q.co.uk.
The annual Made with Love exhibition explores the romance of British craft across a mixed media of materials ready for you to take home as gifts. Whether you have Valentine's Day or Mother's Day on your mind, you'll be sure to find a Great British treasure. 16 January - 12 March 2016, www.craftcentreleeds.co.uk.