One of the most famous cities in the UK, Leeds is known for its historical moments and its economic vibrancy. It excels in areas such as music, sports, arts, and politics. Leeds is famous for being the birthplace of many famous people and brands. Retailer Marks and Spencer opened their first shop in the Kirkgate Market over a hundred years ago. As well as the famous names to be born in Leeds, it has a rich industrial history and once produced much of the world’s cloth as well as other materials. The world’s first moving pictures were shot in Leeds. The city is also the cultural hub of the area and boasts numerous fun things to do. Highlights include annual events such as the Leeds Festival in Bramham Park; the Leeds International Concert Season and the Leeds International Film Festival. Leeds is a young city with a creative scene unlike any other… and when it comes to music and partying, it’s no different! Packed full of huge nightclubs, spacious and unique venues and so much more, there’s something for everybody to fall in love with on a night out here. Leeds is a shopper’s paradise. A world of retail, all within reach. With our compact and walk able city center, you’re never far away from the biggest brands, the best boutiques, and those cool and quirky finds that markets and independents are renowned for.