Child in the City international seminar Child Poverty in Western Cities


Located in the heart of England, Leeds is one of the largest and friendliest cities in the UK. Leeds is famous for its stunning Victorian arcades. Unique to Leeds these architectural masterpieces rival those found in Budapest and Milan. The Town Hall, Corn Exchange and Kirkgate Market are three of the most historic buildings in the city.

Leeds is also home to world-class theatres, performance, music and dance, award-winning restaurants, and a wealth of attractions.

Art, Galleries and Museums

Home of Kirkstall Abbey, the largest medieval cistercian abbey in the UK. Royal Armouries – National museum with the largest collection of weapons and armour in Europe. Harewood House, one of the Treasure Houses of England. Leeds Art Gallery – flagship visual arts venue


Leeds is the 3rd largest shopping destination outside.

London The Corn Exchange – home of independent shopping in Leeds Trinity Leeds –home to over 120 shops, bars and restaurants plus an Everyman cinema Victoria Gate – is a premium new retail destination whose design is a modern take on on the Victorian arcades for which Leeds is renowned. Victoria Gate houses a flagship John Lewis outside London and the largest casino in the North of England The Victoria Quarter – 70 of world’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands including Harvey Nichols, Louis Vuitton, Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood and Liz Earle Leeds Kirkgate Market – largest covered market in Europe and dates back to 1875, the birth place of the first Marks and Spencer

You can download the Leeds Visitor Guide here.