Fly to Leeds, UK
Leeds, Britain’s third largest city behind London and Birmingham, has a reputation of hosting all sorts of cultural events throughout the year. The Victorian style, well preserved in the city’s buildings, combined with a contemporary architecture, adds up to the unique atmosphere of this interesting British city, located at West Yorkshire and UK’s fourth largest urban economy.
Featuring all sorts of top performers and innovative shows, Leeds is the center of creative talent. While in the city, pay a visit to The Grand Theatre and Opera House, home to Opera North, the world known English opera company, with the famous Howard Assembly Room, a captivating performance venue, famous for its unique blend of Victorian and modern architecture. The Northern Ballet performs both in the Grand Theater and the Phoenix Dance Theater, one of Britain’s leading dance companies. Additionally, the Leeds International Film Festival is a huge event taking place in the city annually during November, featuring international films, events and screenings.
Home to more than 8,500 objects constituting Britain’s national collection of arms and armor, The Royal Armouries is Leeds’ most remarkable museum. Located at Clarence Dock, very close to Leeds downtown, The Royal Armouries features five unique galleries, War, Tournament, Oriental, Self-Defense and Hunting as well as a Hall of Steel and a wonderful Arena. The museum was built in 1996. In total, more than 75,000 exhibits are both displayed in the Tower of London and Leeds. Totally worth seeing! Kirkstall Abbey is perhaps the most striking and well-preserved medieval building in England. Constructed in 1152 by Cistercian monks, the Kirkstall Abbey is located on the banks of the river Aire, featuring a unique architecture. Right across the road, you can visit the Abbey House Museum, home to some of Leeds’ best-preserved Victorian shops and houses as well as artifacts and objects portraying the monastic life. At the Visitor Center you will find unique souvenirs, so pay a visit there! Additionally, the Leeds Art Gallery houses a wonderful collection of the 19th and 20th century British Art, acknowledged by the British government as a collection "of national importance".
Leeds Bradford International Airport Flights to Leeds are handled by the Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA), ranked the 16th busiest airport in the UK in 2012. In 2013, 3.3 million passengers used the LBA airport, flying mostly to Spain. The airport operates regular flights to Europe and the United States with major carriers and charter airlines.
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Hotels and Accommodation
Most of Leeds’ hotels are built in renovated traditional buildings. The city offers luxury accommodation as well, but it is worth staying at a Victorian style hotel to feel the real atmosphere of this wonderful British city. Find Leeds Hotels.
Best Time to Visit
Leeds has an oceanic climate with mild summer and chilly winters. The average temperature throughout the year is around 13 Celsius, and surprisingly enough, Leeds is one of the driest cities in the UK. From January to March expect occasional snow and frost, while July is typically the warmest month. The best time to visit Leeds is from May to September when the average temperature is around 18 Celsius with no rainfall at all.