Leeds Walking tours

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Leeds: Guided City Center Walking Tour

1. Leeds: Guided City Center Walking Tour

Get your bearings and discover Leeds with a local on a guided walking tour. Learn about local history, and gain an authentic insight into modern life in the city. Start your tour outside the Town Hall, where you will hear about the origins of the city and its importance as a textile powerhouse during the Industrial Revolution. You will then discover historic landmarks such as the Corn Exchange and Kirkgate Market. Stop outside City Varieties Music Hall, the oldest of its kind in the world. Hear more about the vibrant cultural and music scene of the modern-day. Then, stroll through bustling shopping arcades in the Victoria Quarter and uncover some hidden gems in the heart of the city.

Leeds: 2-Hour Highlights Walking Tour

2. Leeds: 2-Hour Highlights Walking Tour

Meet your Blue Badge-certified guide in the heart of the city. Whether a tourist or a long-time local, let your guide lead you on a fascinating journey through the history of Leeds. Discover how it has come to be the city known and loved today.  Learn the story of wool, how it made the city rich, and how the industry paved the way for some great engineers. See what must be the most beautiful factory in the world, made out of local materials. The two-hour walk will take you to some hidden corners, as well as past art galleries, arcades, markets, trading places, and pocket gardens. Pick up some quirky facts along the way. Finish back at City Square with the history of the city brought to life and lots of tour tips for making the most out of the rest of your stay.

Leeds: Local Food Tour

3. Leeds: Local Food Tour

Visit six of the best independent pubs, restaurants and market stalls in Leeds, all with a focus on local and seasonal produce and with food included at every stop. Guests will meet near Leeds train station for a short introduction to the tour and each other, before setting off to the first stop, which is one of the oldest pubs in Leeds dating back to 1715. It's a short walk, stopping a couple of times for some historical facts.  From here you will visit several other restaurants, as well as a stop in Leeds Kirkgate Market, one of the largest covered markets in Europe. The tour will finish in close proximity to the train station, and guests will have the chance to ask the guide any questions they have or for recommendations of where else to eat and drink in Leeds.

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What people are saying about Leeds

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We were only 2 on the tour so got plenty of attention, interaction and information from tour guide. She was a student (sorry can't remember your name) and was very knowledgeable about Leeds and the buildings, arcades, places to visit and places to eat. I would recommend this tour to give you information about the history of Leeds and get your bearings of where places of interest are

Sarah, that showed us around Leeds yesterday, was very knowledgeable & made the tour very enjoyable. Gave us a great insight into the history & things to look out for & an enthusiasm to go back to explore more places visited in depth i.e. we went & had lunch in the tiled cafe at the Leeds art gallery, which is an amazing room.

Annabella was lovely & very knowledgeable. Visiting our family but never properly walked around. Went to places we have never seen. Wonderful experience.

Sarah was excellent…We loved the tour and the history of Leeds was fascinating…I will book again with friends who loved what I had to say about it…

Michelle was very pleasant and had an excellent recall of historical names and facts. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to her.