The Top 10 sights in Leeds (Part 1)

1. Civic Quarter

civic-quarterThe City Square is the pedestrian area of Leeds and is famous for its Black Prince and James Watt’s sculptures, as many, many others. Joseph Priestley Church, the Town Hall, Victoria Hall, Leeds Civic Hall are just some of the worth visiting attractions. Also, Leeds Art Gallery, which is located in Victoria Square is a must for all art fans. Its collection includes work by J.S. Cotman, Constable, Gainsborough, Courbet, Signac and Renoir. Contemporary Henry Moore Galleries of sculptures contain works by Barbara Hepworth and Epstein. One should visit the Millennium Square to see theatrical performances, concerts and the Leeds City Museum.

2. Headrow

The Headrow is a half-mile street, where one can find the best stores in town. One can find cultural and civic attractions with premier shopping places. The street will take you to Westgate, Quarry Hill and Eastgate, which are also, important cultural districts. It will take you to the biggest theater, when it comes to production, right after London’s, with the oldest music hall in the world.

3. Briggate

The Briggate is full of historic and shopping arcades with important architectural significance. There is the Grand Arcade with its lovely boutiques, the Thorntons Arcade famous for its clock with life size figures, the Queens Arcade with high-end designers and their novelty shops and the County Arcade in Victoria Quarter, which features amazing marble floors, stonework and iron domes. The Queen Victoria Street is the jewel in the crown and it is the largest expanse of the stained glass in Europe.

4. St. John the Evangelist’s Church

The finest church in Leeds was built in 1634. It has two naves and original rood screen, stalls and pulpit.

5. Leeds Corn Exchange

It is considered to be one of the most beautiful Victorian era buildings in the UK and it was designed by Cuthbert Brodrick. The structure was built in 1864 and now is home to many galleries, caf├ęs and an eclectic variety of shops.