Leeds is a bustling city in West Yorkshire, resting on the banks of the River Aire. It’s famous for its trendy bar and restaurant scene. In fact, you could easily spend all your time sampling the delights on offer, but you’d be missing out. Dig deeper and the fascinating Victorian history is ready and waiting for you to explore. Stay in a hotel near Leeds Train Station, and everything is in walking distance. With the wonderfully restored and maintained buildings, it’s easy to imagine what life was like in the mid-19th century.
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Book a hotel near Leeds Train Station, and make sure you head to the Royal Armouries, the biggest of three arms museums in England. It is less than a mile’s walk along the River Aire from our Central Vicar Lane Hotel. There’s a lot there to keep the kids happy. Maybe they’ll be lucky enough to witness a swordfight? When you’re done, head to The Corn Exchange for a bit of retail therapy. What was originally the city’s grain market is now home to an eclectic mix of independent boutiques. Luckily, our Leeds Central Hotel is a five-minute walk, so you don’t need to go far with all your bags. Obvious But Overlooked Photo Tip: Before you leave, just look up. What really makes The Corn Exchange special is the spectacular, Instagram-worthy dome.
Things to do near Leeds Train Station
With our Leeds Central Vicar Lane Hotel next door to Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House, it’ll be rude not to go — if only for a peek around the majestic building. Green option: head to Roundhay Park. One of the biggest parks in Europe, it’s made up of themed gardens. Take a picnic. Maybe spend the day there. Trivia: The first ever moving picture was filmed here, by French inventor Louis Le Prince in 1888. Pull out your phone and put Le Prince to shame with a 360-degree shot by the picturesque Barrans Fountain then head 4.4 miles north to our Leeds Central Hotel to make evening plans.