Join your local Blue Badge Guide for a tour of Leeds, this fascinating Yorkshire metropolis.
Discover how the city rose to prominence as a wool producing town during the 1700s, and how its fantastic transport links led to it taking a prominent role as a Victorian industrial hub. Today the grandiose architecture shouts of the cities former glories and exciting areas of regeneration that support a thriving arts and cultural scenes. Our tour takes in the city’s early origins, as we see the remains of the medieval history in the Briggate area, the Georgian splendour of the Assembly Rooms and White Cloth Hall and the The Victoria Quarter, now home to high-end designer shops and wonderful 19th century arcades full of Yorkshire’s finest independent retailers – do not miss the world famous Leeds Market – you may be very surprised by the variety of things on offer! Be inspired by a world-class art gallery which includes many works by local sculptor Henry Moore. For those interested in military history, we can visit Royal Armouries Museum at Clarence Dock – one of the most important collections of armaments in the world.