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.
Visit Harewood House from March 25th for a look back in time at the Victoria set used by ITV for its successful series. See outfits worn by Jenna Coleman or stroll through the opulent State Floor to see how the house was brought alive for the programme which was filmed across Yorkshire during winter 2015/16. harewood.org
Shoppers will delight at the renovations happening at Victoria Gate this Spring. Wander through the Valentine's Day displays or get ready for the rooftop restaurants opening soon to delight your tastebuds.
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