Leeds is part of West Yorkshire, England and officially called the City of Leeds. The city prospered through the trade of wool, and became a mill town during the Industrial Revolution. Today, Leeds is a legal centre in the UK and runs the fourth largest urban economy in the country. Leeds provides a good selection of cultural activities through out the year. Some of their biggest attractions are film showings and cinema events.
The Hyde Park Picture House is considered by many as the city?s number one attraction. Hyde Park shows retro indie films shot on 8mm film to recreate a nostalgic old-fashioned cinema experience. Cottage Road Cinema shows golden oldies using modern sound and viewing technologies. The fares are reasonable and a bargain compared to multiplex tickets. Cottage Road Cinema is located in the suburbs of Leeds and much enjoyed by the locals. Patronising one of Leeds many small cinemas provides a pleasant needed break from malls and multiplex cinemas.
For live performances visit the City Variety Music Hall and the Grand Theatre. The City Varieties Music Hall was built in 1865 and their programme varies from comedies, stand-ups, musicals, variety shows, family shows, and pantomimes. The Grand Theatre is found in the centre of Leeds, it is a grand and impressive theatre that stages operas, dramas, ballet and family shows.
Leeds has a compact city centre, getting around on foot to different museums, theatres, restaurants and cafes is not difficult. The city is well connected by road, situated between London and Edinburgh, Leeds receives a lot of road traffic. Reach the city by plane, train, bus or car. Leeds is also accessible by ferries that travel between Belgium and the Netherlands. Within the city, you can walk, bike or use the Leeds City Bus.