A report on Leeds

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Granary Wharf
The Leeds Corn Exchange opened in 1864
Leeds from the Meadows by Joseph Rhodes, 1825.
A crowd gathers outside Leeds Town Hall during the 1880 general elections.
1866 map of Leeds
19th-century Briggate, Leeds
River Aire in Leeds
Sunny early-June 2006 day at Park Square
Map of Leeds in West Yorkshire
Leeds Civic Hall is the seat of local government.
Infirmary Street in the heart of Leeds's Financial District
Central Business District at night
Bridgewater Place
Leeds skyline in 2013
NHS England HQ.
King Edward Street
Victoria Quarter, opened in 1900
Trinity Leeds is Leeds's largest shopping centre
Victoria Gate is Leeds's newest shopping centre
The Old Post Office in Leeds City Square
Kirkstall Abbey, founded c. undefined 1152
Leeds city centre, viewed from South Leeds at night
M621 heading towards Central Leeds
Leeds Bus Station
Leeds railway station
Leeds Bradford International Airport
Parkinson Building at the University of Leeds
Broadcasting Tower at Leeds Beckett University
Leeds City Museum
Royal Armouries Museum
Leeds Museum Discovery Centre
Henry Moore Statue outside Leeds Art Gallery
Leeds West Indian Carnival
Light Night: One of the UK's largest annual arts and light festivals
Louis Le Prince
Waterloo Lake in Roundhay Park, one of the largest urban parks in Europe
The Mansion at Temple Newsam
Leeds First Direct Arena
BBC Yorkshire studios
Elland Road Stadium
Headingley Stadium, home of the Leeds Rhinos
Carnegie Pavilion at Headingley Stadium
Location of the 2014 Grand Depart
Leeds Minster
St Anne's Cathedral
Sikh Temple, Chapeltown Road
Harehills Mosque
Leeds Central Library

City in the county of West Yorkshire, England.

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The Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Granary Wharf

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Leeds Town Hall

West Yorkshire

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Metropolitan and ceremonial county in England.

Metropolitan and ceremonial county in England.

Leeds Town Hall
Geology of Yorkshire
Kirkstall Abbey, Kirkstall, Leeds
Population density in the 2011 census in West Yorkshire.
Bridgewater Place, a symbol of Leeds' growing financial importance.
Titus Salt's mill in Saltaire, Shipley is an UNESCO World Heritage Site
Leeds Bradford Airport
Elland Road, home to Leeds United
Harewood House
Sandal Castle
Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds: Looking up the main stairwell
Emley Moor Mast
Clarence Dock in Leeds

Its largest settlements are Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Halifax, Keighley and Dewsbury.

Leeds Arena

Leeds city centre

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Leeds Arena
Leeds Town Hall
Inside the Royal Armouries main stairwell
Infirmary Street in the heart of financial quarter.
Park Square in the financial quarter
Bank House, the Bank of England offices on King Street in Leeds.
Victoria Quarter
Trinity Leeds opening day
King Edward Street
Leeds railway station
Street map
A view of the south side of Leeds city centre, from Beeston Hill in February 2013
Leeds city centre from the south

Leeds city centre is the central business district of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.


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Historic county in northern England and by far the largest in the United Kingdom.

Historic county in northern England and by far the largest in the United Kingdom.

Location within England, showing historic extent
Statue of Constantine I outside York Minster.
Coin from Eric Bloodaxe's reign
The counties of England in 1086
York Minster, western elevation
Yorkist king Richard III grew up at Middleham.
Battle of Marston Moor in 1644
Titus Salt's mill in Saltaire, Bradford is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The LNER Class A4 4468 Mallard built in Doncaster is the current confirmed record holder as the fastest steam locomotive at 203 km/h on 3 July 1938.
Geology of Yorkshire
The main rivers of Yorkshire
Historic divisions of Yorkshire
Bridgewater Place, a symbol of Leeds' growing financial importance.
The Shambles is a popular tourist district in York
The Conference Centre, in Harrogate
The A1(M) and M62 junction at Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire
Castle Howard
Wakefield County Hall
St George's Minster in Doncaster was built in 1858 and is Grade I listed
The Brontë sisters
A Yorkshire pudding, served as part of a traditional Sunday roast.
Kate Rusby on stage in 2005
Arctic Monkeys performing on Orange stage at Roskilde Festival in 2007
The original hand-written 'Laws of the Game' drafted for and on behalf of The Football Association by Ebenezer Cobb Morley in 1863
The George Hotel
York Racecourse
William Wilberforce, leading abolitionist, was the MP for Yorkshire between 1784 and 1812.
Map of the Combined authorities, including West Yorkshire and the Sheffield City Region.
The White Rose of York remains as the prime symbol of Yorkshire identity

Norman landowners increased their revenues and established new towns such as Barnsley, Doncaster, Hull, Leeds, Scarborough and Sheffield, among others.

City of Leeds

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City and metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England.

City and metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England.

Albion Place
Pudsey, which is one of the boroughs towns also forms part of the conurbation of nearby Bradford
Morley town hall, one of the towns forming the borough
Leeds Civic Hall on Millennium Square, meeting place of Leeds City Council
Leeds Minster
Leeds City Centre
Leeds railway station, the city's busiest station

The metropolitan borough includes the administrative centre of Leeds and the towns of Farsley, Garforth, Guiseley, Horsforth, Morley, Otley, Pudsey, Rothwell, Wetherby and Yeadon.

Construction starting in Milnrow, 1968

M62 motorway

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Construction starting in Milnrow, 1968
M62 Summit sign
Stationary traffic at Lofthouse Interchange
The Ouse Bridge, from the floodplain adjacent to the river
Junction 32a during construction in September 2005
1999–2006 traffic flow graph
Stott Hall Farm, viewed from moorland above westbound carriageway
The M62's route in relation to the four major cities it serves: Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Hull
M62 passes Scammonden Water in West Yorkshire

The M62 is a 107 mi west–east trans-Pennine motorway in Northern England, connecting Liverpool and Hull via Manchester, Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield; 7 mi of the route is shared with the M60 orbital motorway around Manchester.

Looking towards Leeds city centre from Beeston Hill.

Beeston, Leeds

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Looking towards Leeds city centre from Beeston Hill.
The Spinning Wheel pub
The Junction pub and Crescent Grange in Beeston Hill.
The Co-op on Old Lane
Tempest Road, Beeston Hill
The former railway station in 1961
Elland Road Stadium.
South Leeds Stadium at the John Charles Centre for Sport.
Guinea Graves
A plaque commemorating the opening of Shaftesbury House, Leeds, 15 December 1938.
Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (Leeds) UK Gurdwara on Ladypit Lane (formerly Ringtons tea-packing factory).

Beeston is a suburb of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England located on a hill about 2 miles (3 km) south of the city centre.

Weir on the River Wharfe at Otley with Garnett's paper mill behind


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Market town and civil parish at a bridging point on the River Wharfe, in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England.

Market town and civil parish at a bridging point on the River Wharfe, in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England.

Weir on the River Wharfe at Otley with Garnett's paper mill behind
Sculpture of Wharfedale Press in Wharfemeadows Park
Otley Civic Centre
View over Otley
Otley Bridge, viewed from the South and West side
Wharfemeadows Park
Prince Henry's Grammar School old premises
All Saints Parish Church.
Navvies' Monument
Otley Show in 2009.
Cross Green rugby ground, the home ground of Otley R.U.F.C.
Thomas Chippendale was born in a cottage which formerly stood here
Black Horse Hotel
Red Lion
The Bowling Green
Rose and Crown
Old Cock
Black Bull
Bay Horse
The Junction Inn
The White Swan
The Yeoman (formerly the Fountain)
The Ring O'Bells (now the Otley Tavern)
The Cross Pipes

The town is in lower Wharfedale on the A660 road which connects it to Leeds.


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Cathedral city with Roman origins, sited at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England.

Cathedral city with Roman origins, sited at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England.

Roman wall and the west corner tower of Eboracum. The top half is medieval.
Roman Emperor Constantine the Great proclaimed Emperor at York in 306 AD.
A panorama of 15th-century York by E. Ridsdale Tate, York Castle is on the right hand side of the river, opposite the abandoned motte of Baile Hill
Clifford's Tower, part of York Castle
St Mary's Abbey, York, was founded in 1155 and destroyed during the Dissolution,c. 1539
A map of York, 1611
The Great hall at the National Railway Museum
Former British Rail Offices, demolished in 2018 to be replaced by the Hudson Quarter Development.
Low Petergate with the cathedral in the background
York Guildhall is the seat of local government
The Mansion House is home to the Lord Mayor of York
Tour boats on the Ouse
The River Foss
Yorkshire Museum; tourism is an important contributor to the economy
Morris dancers entertain tourists in King's Square near The Shambles
Spark:York, opened in 2018 as part of the Piccadilly regeneration scheme, offers a range of street food, drinks & live music.
The Aviva Building
Coppergate Shopping Centre
York Designer Outlet
York's Central Library is located in the city centre
York Hospital is the city's primary medical facility.
York Magistrates Court
York Crown Court
Cumberland Street along the river
The Snickleway Inn in Goodramgate
Stonegate is pedestrianised during the day
York railway station from Queen Street
York railway station interior
Yorkshire Air Museum
University of York, view across the lake to Central Hall
York St John University looking across Lord Mayors Walk from the City Walls.
Bootham School was established by Quakers in 1823
York Theatre Royal
Interior of York's Grand Opera House
York Ham
The Kings Arms
Bettys Café Tea Rooms
The Press on Walmgate
York Community Stadium
York Racecourse
Imphal Barracks
The southern entrance to York, Micklegate Bar, is a 12th{{endash}}14th century structure
The Shambles is a medieval shopping street; most of the buildings date from between {{circa}} 1350 and 1475
York Castle Museum; an 18th century building
The Art Deco style Odeon Cinema on Blossom Street
The 1960s Brutalist-style Stonebow House
Bench with Kit Kat advertising in York (where the bar was created by the confectionery company Rowntree's) to mark National Chocolate Week in 2018
York Castle Museum; an 18th century building
York Library

Competition from Leeds and Hull, together with silting of the River Ouse, resulted in York losing its pre-eminent position as a trading centre, but its role as the social and cultural centre for wealthy northerners was rising.

Kingston upon Hull

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Port city and unitary authority in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Port city and unitary authority in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Hull in 1866
Parliament Street, a Georgian thoroughfare in the city centre, with Whitefriargate in the distance
The Guildhall
Panorama of Hull from further along the north bank of the Humber near Paull, with the Yorkshire Wolds rising behind the city
The River Hull tidal barrier
The expansion of Kingston upon Hull
High-rise housing on Anlaby Road
Oil seed processing plant
The former Humbrol factory
The Isis Oil Mill Complex, now owned by Cargill
Prince's Quay Shopping Centre built over Prince's Dock
St Andrew’s Quay
Entrance to Paragon Arcade
One Humber Quays, home to the World Trade Centre Hull & Humber, The Spencer Group, RBS, and Jon Lee
Museums Quarter corner of garden
Wilberforce House, home of the museum dedicated to William Wilberforce.
"Dead Bod" mural in original location on a jetty at Alexandra Dock
Street Art is a big part of Hull's culture, and can be found all over the city
Part of the Seven Seas Fish Trail, on Lowgate
Three Ships mosaic mural on the old Co-Op building
Hull New Theatre
Bonus Arena, opened July 2018
Hull City Hall, completed in 1909
Grafton Street, birthplace of the Housemartins and the Beautiful South
Spiders Nightclub, first opened in 1979
The George Hotel in the city centre
Hull Fair taken from the top of the Big Wheel, 2006
Yellow Day Hull. 24 June 2017
Hull Minster
East Park's Khyber Pass Folly in Kingston upon Hull as of 15 January 2011.
The BBC building in Hull
The MKM Stadium
The Humber Bridge from the south bank
Hull to Zeebrugge ferry at King George Dock
A Hull K6 telephone box
The Esk Building at the University of Hull campus on Cottingham Road
Wilberforce College
View of Pearson Park
Statue of William Wilberforce, Wilberforce House, Hull

It lies upon the River Hull at its confluence with the Humber Estuary, 25 miles (40 km) inland from the North Sea, 50 miles (80 km) east of Leeds, 34 miles (55 km) south-east of York and 54 miles (87 km) north-east of Sheffield.

Coat of Arms

University of Leeds

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Coat of Arms
An early view of the Great Hall, next to the Clothworkers' Court
The Great Hall
The Parkinson Building, named after Frank Parkinson, a major benefactor to the university
Yorkshire College blue plaque 1879
The Parkinson Building campanile, which features prominently in the university logo and publications after re-branding in 2006.
The Roger Stevens Building
The Great Hall is the venue for graduation ceremonies
EC Stoner Building
The Ziff Building, which houses student services as of 2008
Street map of the main campus
Simon Fujiwara's 2015 cast jesmonite A Spire, outside the Laidlaw Library
The Edward Boyle Library, one of numerous Brutalist buildings linked by a series of interconnected skyways.
The Leeds General Infirmary (pictured) and St James's University Hospital incorporate the Leeds School of Medicine
Weetwood Playing Fields
Mary Ogilvie House (now demolished), student accommodation on the main campus
Jack Straw, former UK Foreign Secretary
Piers Sellers, veteran of three Space Shuttle missions
Blue Plaques at Leeds University

The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.