is the cultural, financial, commercial and sporting center of West Yorkshire in Northern England, a metropolitan area with more than 2.2 million inhabitants and the Leeds City Region, a metropolitan area with 3 million inhabitants. Leeds is a modern, cosmopolitan city, embedded in a beautiful environment full of history. Like many of the big cities in Yorkshire, Leeds has a glorious past. Numerous magnificent buildings from the Victorian era bear witness to this. In contrast to other cities, Leeds has retained its splendor into the 21st century and is increasingly developing into a music and cultural center.
While Leeds' skyline is not necessarily breathtaking, the city has shopping malls that can compete with those in London, gastronomic offerings that are in no way inferior to Birmingham's, and nightlife as famous as that of Manchester. Leeds is so incredibly diverse. Here you can find, inexpensive shops are only a few minutes' walk from luxury shopping centers, curry bars stand side by side with English pubs and skyscrapers are surrounded by historic streets.
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e has decades of experience in the charter bus market. Thanks to our local airport shuttle and tour depot in Leeds, we are able to offer you a variety of bus rental services. Our airport shuttle coaches can pick you up directly from Leeds airport and you will travel comfortably to your accommodations in Leeds or surroundings. If you plan to spend a few days in Leeds
, consider booking one of our tour bus vehicles to allow you to visit all landmarks Leeds has to offer flexibly. Or maybe you intend to tour the north of England comfortably in your own chartered bus
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We have prepared some recommendations as to which places you should have on your list when visiting Leeds. Here are our Top 10 charter bus company attractions for Leeds:
1. Millenium Square
Millennium Square is the social hub in central Leeds. All around are important sights such as the City Hall, the Leeds City Museum and the Leeds Civic Hall as well as various theaters and galleries. Events take place regularly on the square itself, such as the Christmas market, concerts and live broadcasts of major sporting events, or a skating rink is installed. There are various cafes, pubs and restaurants in the area, which is why this is also a good place for a fresh morning coffee.
2. Music Festivals
When it comes to talking about Leeds, one cannot fail to mention the music festivals. Admittedly, a festival is less suitable as a one-day activity in Leeds
, but the festivals are just great. For example, the Leeds Festival on the last Monday in August is one of the largest in the UK and brings well-known bands to Bramham Park. Dozens of festivals take place throughout the year, but most of them take place between June and September. Live at Leeds and the Slam Dunk Festival take place right in the city center, while the Otley Folk Festival and Let's Rock Leeds! to be held just outside. All music genres are represented, from classical music to 80s music to modern rock and pop.
3. Emmerdale Studio Experience
The Emmerdale Studio Experience is the former film set of the popular British soap opera Emmerdale and is now open to the public. You can take an 80-minute tour of the fictional village in Yorkshire and the various film sets, such as the Woolpack pub. It also explains some of the skills required to produce a television series. If you want to fully immerse yourself, you can also visit the outdoor set from Emmerdale. It is located on the Harewood Estate, about 3 miles north of Studio Experience, just a quick drive by charter bus. Book your Coach Charter Europe tour bus
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4. Victoria Quarter
The historical importance of Leeds can be seen in nothing better than its magnificent shopping arcades. There are several of these in the city, but the Victoria Quarter shopping arcade is second to none. It's a shopping palace in a class of its own, with major brands such as Harvey Nichols, Vivienne Westwood and Louis Vuitton. Victoria Quarter is also worth a visit for a simple window shopping. Between wrought-iron elements and marble columns there are some first-class restaurants and cafés. The Victoria Gate Casino, which is only a few minutes walk away, also fits to the mundane atmosphere.
5. Corn Exchange
And here we have another recommendation for those who enjoy to shop. The former Leeds Grain Exchange is another magnificent example of Victorian style architecture and was once certainly one of the most pompous farmers' markets of its time. The building is one of the few exchanges in Britain that still serves as a trading venue, even though the goods on offer today are clothing, household goods and musical instruments. The Corn Exchange is an "alternative" shopping centre, where you will find mainly independent shops and hardly any branches of big brands. Keep your eyes open even after Humpit. The restaurant specialising in hummus has a reputation for being one of the best places to eat in Leeds.
6. Royal Armouries Museum
In the Royal Armouries Museum there is a lot of military equipment to see. Among the oldest pieces in the collection are medieval swords and armour, but there are also modern firearms and various other weapons from all over the world. The museum is located near the city centre on the river Aire and the entrance is free. Perhaps the biggest attraction of the museum is the fort, where famous battles, duels and tournaments are re-enacted. These and other special events take place throughout the year.
7. Eating out in Leeds
Leeds has an amazingly diverse cuisine offerings with many first class restaurants in the city centre. It is virtually impossible to recommend a particular street or neighbourhood, as there are great restaurants on every corner. However, the South Asian restaurants should be highlighted as they can easily keep up with Birmingham's famous curry scene. Look for Hansa's in North Street, Tharavadu in Mill Hill or Bengal Brasserie in Merrion Way. There are also very good Thai, Japanese, Italian and of course British restaurants throughout the city.
8. Roundhay Park
Roundhay Park is one of the most popular attractions in Leeds, stretching over 700 acres. This patch of greenery is a great place to have a picnic, walk your dog, jogg, and just simply enoy the sun. Roundhay Park is also the only park in Leeds with a family of meerkats as tenants. There are also lakes, woodlands, gardens and the 'Tropical Biome,' home to all things wild and wonderful.
9. Call Lane
Call Lane, like the more famous Canal Street in Manchester, has a reputation for being the best place to party. On the LGBT-friendly street, the bars and clubs are practically lined up. On weekends the street is car-free, making it ideal for a pub crawl. The music offer is very diverse, so just keep on touring from one pub to the next until you find the right one for you. Popular pubs on Call Lane include Jake's, Wire Club and Call Lane Social. Oporto is best known for its live music, while Neon Cactus offers a good selection of tequilas and rich cocktails. However, keep in mind to not drink and drive, so why not hire one of our smaller charter bus
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10. Thackray Medical Museum
The Thackray Medical Museum on Beckett Street is a fascinating place that tells the often grim story of the development of medical technology around the world. The building was once a poorhouse and was then attached to the neighbouring hospital, so it is more than likely that ghosts are present. Few other buildings in Leeds are said to be also haunted. If the dioramas and exhibitions during the day weren't spooky enough, you can join an evening ghost night, which is a regular feature. If you're lucky (if you can say so), the mysterious woman in 18th century clothes may appear and wave to you or you may hear eerie knocking and hammering.
Hopefully our bus company
suggestions for Leeds will help you when planning your Leeds vacation. With an abundance of places to visit, Leeds is a great place to spend a few days. Let us take care of your transportation needs. Coach Charter Europe is your partner every step along the way. Rely on our knowledge and experience in the charter bus industry to provide the best possible bus rental services for your trip. Request your airport shuttle transfers and tour bus charters right away. Our modern charter bus
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