A complete newbie's guide to the Leeds city centre by a curious, chatty out-of-towner. Tie up your laces and join a British traveller to discover the intricate architecture, markets and streetside attractions of one of the United Kingdom's oldest towns through fresh eyes, and perhaps learn a thing or two.
The Town Hall, Leeds Art Gallery, The Grand Theatre, The Victoria Quarter and Kirkgate Market
Starting point is Leeds Town Hall in the centre of the city. From Leeds train station, exit onto Wellington Street and turn left onto Quebec Street. Walk for 3 minutes and turn right onto King St / Eastern Parade. Walk for another 3 minutes and you'll reach The Headrow and Town Hall in front of you. Bus stop Headrow Y15 is across the road from the Town Hall.
Places to stop along the way:
The Leeds Art Gallery, The Henry Moore Institute, St John's Church, Millies Restaurant, The Victoria Quarter and the Kirkgate Market.
Best time of day:
You can do this tour at any time of day. The Kirkgate Market is closed on Sundays.
Leeds city centre is very busy, so watch for the traffic that can be heavy in parts. Outside the market you sometimes find street drinkers so watch for that.