Leeds Bradford - City Card
Getting There And Getting
From Leeds-Bradford International Airport, it’s 17km
into central Leeds. The regular LBA Airlink bus takes approx. 40 minutes and
costs £1.60 single. Or if you want to hire a car, Jet2 customers get
a discount with Europcar at the airport if you book through their website
www.europcar.co.uk) or their call centre (+44 (0)870 737 8282). Taxis to central
Leeds cost approx. £14.
Budget: Appetite (Wellington Street), a fantastic
café open for breakfast and lunches, extremely busy during office lunch
hours! The Wardrobe: Great food at great prices, a fun buzzing atomosphere
with live music and a club downstairs. La Tasca (4 Russell St), cheap, lively
Spanish restaurant; Cactus Lounge (St Peters Building), big noisy Mexican
next to the Playhouse;
Mid-Range: Bibis (Criterion Place, Swinegate),
Swanky interior and popular Italian restaurant in city centre; Room (The Bourse
Courtyard, Boar Lane), a stylish restaurant with a chic take on British cooking;
Calls Grill (38 The Calls), high quality British cuisine in a bright, airy
Luxury: Simply Heathcotes (2 Canal Wharf, Water
Lane), contemporary food by Michelin-starred chef Paul Heathcote in stylish
waterside setting; Pool Court at 42 (The Calls), a chic and intimate Michelin-starred
restaurant by the canal. Anthony’s (Boar Lane), a relative newcomer
to the city Anthony Flinn has already been showered with awards for his delightful
Budget: Whitelocks (Briggate), traditional pub
in 16th century building, serves classic home-cooked food; The Guildford (The
Headrow), typical English pub with cheap food and drink; BRB (Call Lane),
young bar with Happy Hour drinks and pizzas.
Mid-Range: North Bar (24 New Briggate), friendly
bar with 50 beers on tap; Milo (10 Call Lane), one of the best in a road full
of cool bars.
Luxury: Chino Latino (within Park Plaza hotel,
Boar Lane), ultra stylish bar and restaurant serving great cocktails until
the early hours. Brasserie 44 (The Calls), upmarket wine bar and restaurant
by canal; Malmaison (Sovereign St), quiet and chic bar in designer hotel.
Things To See And Do
City Art Gallery, The Headrow – home to contemporary English painting
and sculpture among much else. The Henry Moore Institute, dedicated to the
famous English sculptor who studied in Leeds, is next door.
Royal Armouries, Armouries Drive – an illuminating and brilliantly designed
museum which takes you on journey through wars, combat and hunting from Dark
Ages to present day.
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Playhouse Square– catch a play at one of northern
England’s premier theatres.
Take a stroll around the green expanse of Roundhay Park, north of the city
centre and a summer venue for big concerts.
The Victoria Quarter – boutiques, fountains and cafes in beautiful listed
building. Also contains upmarket department store Harvey Nichols with pleasant
The Corn Exchange, Vicar Lane – attractive dome-shaped building with
interesting independent and good value shops.
Kirkgate Market on Vicar Lane for everything from fresh fish to flowers.
The Light, The Headrow – trendy new arcade with bars, cinema and Radisson
SAS hotel among the shops.
Beyond The City
Salt’s Mill, Saltaire – model Victorian mill town whose vast mill
has been transformed into spectacular 1853 Gallery, with works by Bradford
artist David Hockney. Also cafes and shops.
Haworth, the heart of Bronte and Wuthering Heights country, with the Bronte
sisters’ original house.
Harrogate – elegant spa town famous for its tea shop Betty’s.
Useful Telephone Numbers
Gateway Yorkshire Tourist Office - (0113) 242 5242
NHS Direct (health helpline) - 0845 4647
Leeds General Infirmary (hospital) - (0113) 243 2799
Police (non emergency) - 0845 606 0606
City Cabs (taxis) - (0113) 246 9999
National Rail Enquiries (for train information) - 08457 484950.
Leeds-Bradford International Airport - (0113) 250 9696.
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