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Life in Leeds
With a population of around 700,000, Leeds is the fourth largest city in the UK after London, Birmingham and Manchester. It is one of the most exciting and fastest growing cities in the UK and ranked amongst the top cost effective places to study in the country.
It’s no wonder that Leeds has been consistently labelled the “Knightsbridge of the North” by The Lonely Planet Guide; it is because Leeds boasts one of the best shopping experiences outside London.
Many stores give student discounts for members of the National Union of Students (NUS). Leeds Kirkgate Market is one of the largest in Europe. There are also plenty of international supermarkets throughout the city. More…
You can sample international cuisine from around the world including British, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Nepalese, Mexican and Thai to name but a few! More…
Things to do
Leeds is famous for its thriving music scene and has some excellent music venues and festivals which have hosted some of the world’s biggest names. If your tastes are more classical there are plenty of other places in Leeds for you to be entertained.
Leeds and West Yorkshire have one of the most thriving art scenes in the UK; art galleries, historic sites and sculpture parks in and around Leeds house some of the finest art collections in the UK.
The city hosts the annual Leeds International Film Festival, and you can see some of the best independent films at the Hyde Park Picture House, one of the last few surviving original picture houses in the country. More…
Leeds is well known for its legendary sporting heritage, with teams representing all major national sports and stadiums which feature regularly in the international sporting calendar. Leeds is particularly famous for: Yorkshire County Cricket Club at Headingley Stadium, Leeds United Football Club, Leeds Carnegie (Rugby Union), and Leeds Rhinos (Rugby League).
The city offers some excellent sporting facilities for students who are sports enthusiasts or are just looking to have some fun and keep fit at the same time. More…
Leeds has a reputation for being one of the UK’s favourite clubbing destinations. The city’s clubs, bars and pubs offer something for every taste whether it is dance, indie, bhangra, jazz, soul, hip hop, R ‘n’ B or Latin American. Venues range from the large super-clubs to more bohemian bars. More…
It is very easy to escape the hustle and bustle of city life as Leeds is considered to be one of the greenest cities in Europe and is within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, the Yorkshire Coast and the Peak District. More…
Leeds is a diverse and multicultural city and at Leeds City College we welcome and support students of all faiths, beliefs and nationalities. We have prayer rooms at our main campuses. The list here gives details of places of worship for most major faiths in Leeds.
For more information visit http://www.visitleeds.co.uk