Get the most out of Leeds by road with the help of National car hire, experts in professional service.
Once voted the UK's favourite city in Condé Nast's Traveller Awards, Leeds is a sprawling metropolis with humble roots. What was once a small market town has now become a powerhouse for a modern service-based economy - an evolution that was catalysed by the industrial revolution. Evidence of Leeds' diverse history is dotted around its many districts and discovering these pockets of culture is a rewarding feat.
Travelling by car is advantageous in Leeds as it is noted as having one of the best road infrastructures of any UK city. It is also well positioned and connected to other major cities, lying in the centre of the country, half way between London and Edinburgh, helping it gain ever more popularity on the tourist scene.
While not a traditional tourist destination, Leeds boasts a huge variety of places to visit and occupy yourself with. The Civic quarter features an abundance of art galleries such as the Henry Moore Institute and the surrounding hotels, restaurants and bars are local favourites for evening entertainment. A beautifully converted historic building known as "The Light" is a major pull for visitors and further adds to Leeds' evening scene with yet more pubs to wet your whistle. Venture further along the Headrow and you'll come into contact with some of the best cultural attractions to visit in the city; The Art Gallery and Central Lending Library with its beautiful Victorian interior which sits opposite the Town Hall, displaying a remarkable exhibit of civic pride.
Dubbed the Mecca of consumerism, the Central Shopping District is a place to visit if shopping is more your forte. Park up near Briggate street and experience an area noted as being one of the most busy and diverse pedestrian shopping districts in the UK, where the highest concentration of the city centre's stores are to be found. Amble further along Briggate to experience one of Leeds' famous arcades, where palatial Victorian era roofs stretch over the city's most exclusive shops and boutiques, and then lose yourself within one of the several medieval yards that seemingly disappear between shop fronts. Chances are you'll end up in an area of genuine historical significance and find one of the many attractive pubs and bars that hide within this notable atmosphere.
The massive dome of the Corn Exchange signifies the location of the Exchange Quarter - the centre of Leeds bohemian life. Boutiques, alternative cafés and piercing parlours are scattered throughout the cobbled streets and mingled with a plethora of upscale bars and restaurants that are evidence of its up and coming chic culture. While you're on your feet why not take part in one of the many walking tours? Designed to educate you on architecture and historical events of note within the city, they are a great way to explore as much as possible from expert guides.
Ensure you're prepared for your journey through Leeds by booking a car with National car rental today. Aiming to make your trip as smooth as possible, National car hire has pick up locations at Bradford airport so you can begin your trip as soon as you disembark.
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