The urban city of Leeds is located in West Yorkshire, in beautiful England. Its history can be traced in West Riding of Yorkshire, in the 5th century, when Leeds was at the core of the Kingdom of Elmet.
Meanwhile, its name was used to describe many different administrative entities over the years and centuries, after the Kingdom of Elmet. In the 13th century, it was an appellation of a little manor and its surrounding houses. Through many incarnations, it turned into the metropolitan borough of today. Through the 17th and 18th centuries, Leeds actually became a major center for wool.
During the Industrial Revolution, Leeds developed into a respected major and important mill town. Wool was still a major and dominant industry. However, flax, iron foundries, engineering, printing were important as well. In the Leeds sub-division, almost 500,000 people live there and in the City of Leeds the number is close 750,000 people. Leeds has become today’s famous urban center and district in the mid-20th century, after its expansion and absorption of the nearby villages, which were surrounding the market town in the lovely valley of River Aire starting from the 16th century.
Nowadays, it is the largest legal district after London and it has got the third busiest metro in the UK. Here you will find some interesting facts about Leeds and its amazing Yorkshire culture, the top sights, galleries and what to do when in Leeds. This amazing city should be on the lists as one of must see cities in the United Kingdom. It is full of life, perfect for every kind of enthusiast!