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|Leeds city centre|
|Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA): 6 mi from city centre|
Planning a holiday in Leeds? Start your trip planning with cheap flights to Leeds onboard British Airways. BA offers the cheapest flights but Flybe, KLM and a few others also operate the route for a higher cost. Flights to Leeds-Bradford International Airport from London take off from Gatwick Airport.
Leeds is one of the fastest growing and prosperous cities in the UK and summer is by far the best time to visit. Festivals roll into town, bars open up the rooftop terraces and the parks fill up. Plan your flights to Leeds at least a couple months before you plan to travel.
Direct flights take 1 hours from London.
Leeds is known for its nightlife but it also has great shopping and a jewel for Georgian and Victorian architecture. Just outside the city the Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Moors are at your doorstep if you have a Leeds car hire during your trip.
Shopping District: Shopping is a big deal in Leeds and the best place to do it is in the city centre along Briggate Street. The city also has some famous Victorian arcades. The Victoria Quarter is great for posh shops but for something more affordable, try Queen's and Thornton's arcades.
Chapel Allerton: If it's hot new restaurants and bars you're after then this north Leeds neighbourhood has got your back. In the summer, the streets are buzzing till late night. By day, don't miss a walk through the beautiful Gledhow Valley Woods.
Leeds Festival: If it's live music you're after, this summer festival is a must. Three days, hundreds of live bands playing to 80,000+ people. It's a riot! Bring your tent and the appropriate clothes for any type of weather.
Find more information on Visit Leeds.
Leeds is well equipped with hotels for its visitors. You'll find few options in the budget range but mid-range hotels are popular and most common. In the summer, it's essential to book your hotel rooms in Leeds in advance, especially during special events like the film festival or concerts.