Leeds is the UK’s third most populous city and is Yorkshire’s centre of culture and living. Home to three universities, it is a northern powerhouse when it comes to hosting students.
As the city that birthed The Kaiser Chiefs and Alt-J among other bands, Leeds has always had a thriving music scene with venues like Brudenell Social Club and the O2 Academy hosting acts from across the world. For those who are foodies, Leeds is quickly becoming famous for its independent food and drink choices, with many street food bars opening up and a flourishing craft beer scene.
Attractions such as the Royal Armouries and Tropical World are great places to while away the weekend afternoons in the city. For those who want to briefly escape city life the Yorkshire Dales are a short drive away, with the iconic Bolton Abbey or Malham Cove only 45 minutes away.