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GUIDED LEEDS CITY MANUAL


CONTENT With architecture new and old Leeds has something to offer everyone, from the ultra modern Broadcasting tower, to the stunning aged Corn Exchange building. The city is an architecture entusiasts dream, with a number of breathtaking beutiful buildings for you to feast on.

Shoppers in leeds are truelly spoilt. From high street giants such as top shop and zara to uniques boutiques leeds has shops to appeal to everyone. Getting styled in the big city is easy even for the vintage thrift shop lovers.

Leeds offers a unique and quality source of entertainment for both day and night. Whether you want to get dressed up and hit the clubs or spend a romantic evening at the hyde park picture house Leeds will accomodate for all.

The city map helps you get from A to B and just shows the closeness of aminities and resources situated in the city centre

INTRO From stylish shopping and decadent dining, to contemporary arts and a vibrant nightlife, Leeds is abundant with things to do. Our compact city centre is easy to explore, and boasts breathtaking architecture like the Leeds Town Hall, and the Victoria Quarter. Our fantastic attractions offer something for everyone, with entertainment, sport, theatre and heritage alongside world-class museums and galleries such as the Royal Armouries museum, Leeds Art Gallery and Leeds City Museum. The best bit is, most of the attractions are free, so you can enjoy a day full of memorable and enriching experiences without it costing a fortune. There's also an ever changing programme of unmissable events and festivals all year round from Leeds Festival and Light Night to Leeds West Indian Carnival. You're sure to find something that takes your fancy!


THE BROADCASTING

TOWER

The Broadcasting Tower is a reletively new development in Broadcasting Place in Woodhouse Lane. Adjacent to other university buildings, it forms part of Leeds Metropolitan University, housing its Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology, as well as some student flats, and is close to the main campus of The University of Leeds and other academic institutions. Designed by Sterling Prize-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley, the Tower is distinctive, with comfortable and contemporary interiors and stylish decor. It is cladded in COR-TEN weathering steel, which has given it the rust-like appearance it is known for. In June 2010 Broadcasting Place was the recipient of the 2010 Best Tall Building in the World award by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Its unique and stunnig design is a must visit for architecture enthusiast and photographers alike.

Woodhouse Lane  Leeds, West Yorkshire LS29PD


BEST

CLOTHING

STORE

Qith some of the best independent stores and vintage shops on offer in leeds, Best clothing is a must visit. Mixing timeless vintage fashion with it’s quirky printed tee’s you are sure to find a bargain. Not only does best clothing sell the very best vintage classics it also resotres and redesigns them. Situated on new market street it is a short walk from the main high street and with in walking distance from Leeds market and the corn exchange which are both a must visit for bargains and to take in the stunning architecture.. This is a rare gem that must be explored by the curious and fashionistas alike. With an abundance of different styles sizes colours and designs it is the perfect way to add some individuality and classic street style to your wardrobe

Best Clothing, New Market Street, Leeds LS16DG


HYDE

PARK

PICTURE

HOUSE

Despite the outbreak of war in August 1914, the Hyde Park Picture House was built and opened ready for business on the 7th November 1914. The pages of the Yorkshire Evening Post were almost enitrely devoted to news of the war but a small advert announced the opening of the new Picture House. It proudly proclaimed itself to be “The Cosiest in Leeds” and to this day this is a title we try our best to live up to. The first film to be shown at the picture House was Their Only Son, billed as a patriotic drama and was followed the next week by the famous invasion drama An Englishman’s House. Although few new cinemas could be built during the war years audiences continued to grow. By September 1914 over 6000 men had enlisted in Leeds and the cinema provided news bulletins, war footage and morale boosting dramas as well as the escapism of lavish productions. In the years to come the cinema would become the highlight of many people’s week. A vibrant heart within the thriving Hyde Park community. Over time it became the backdrop to many little off screen dramas. It was a hot spot for young couples and many a romance blossomed in the back row. The advent of the talkies in the late 20’s didn’t hurt the stride of the little Picture House in the slightest and a quick conversion to sound was easilly enough achieved but the road was now open for many a new hurdle. The 30’s saw the building of several new city centre ‘super cinemas’ capable of seating up to 3000 people at once.

Hyde Park Picture House, Brudenell Road, Headingley Leeds LS6iJD


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