|Over the last ten years, Leeds has transformed from a northern industrial city to one of the most vibrant and successful cities in the country, with thriving finance, business service and retail sectors.
Leeds is a lively city, rich in culture and heritage with lots to explore. More than 750,000 people live within our city boundaries and over 100,000 people come to work in the city centre every day. Many thousands more tourists and visitors come to shop, eat out or enjoy the range of attractions Leeds has on offer.
The City has become the home to over 75 different nationalities and this rich mix of people and skills produces a thriving artistic and cultural life. The City supports exciting theatre and dance, great opera and music, prize-winning galleries and museums. Sporting activities in Leeds really pull in the crowds and the City is famous for football, cricket, rugby, swimming, the Leeds Marathon and national and international cycling events.
The Leeds district embraces thriving communities such as Headingley, Horsforth and Holbeck, plus the market towns of Otley and Wetherby, the villages of Harewood and Aberford and the townships of Pudsey and Morley. Combine the differing communities with the city, townships and the villages and add the spectacular countryside of the Yorkshire Moors and Dales to give a centre of infinite variety.