LEEDS United Kingdom
A shopper’s paradise
Chosen as favourite city in the United Kingdom by the luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller, Leeds has lots to offer the visitor by way of arts and entertainment, shopping, night life and architecture. A shopping city for some, Leeds is also a student city, where sports and culture are everywhere.
You can fly to Leeds all year round via Southampton with Flybe, departing from Rennes.
- Capital city: London is the capital of the United Kingdom
- Climate: Temperate
- Time difference with France: 1 hour behind
- Currency: Pound sterling
- Official language: English
- Travel document requirements: Passport or valid national identity card
- Tourist Information: www.visitbritain.com
Art, students and music
The University of Leeds makes the city a young and dynamic place to be. Arts and culture play a significant role, with prestigious museums such as the Royal Armouries and Leeds City Art Gallery, as well as a jam-packed theatrical programme.
On the music scene Leeds is at the forefront, as the birthplace of many world-famous bands: Soft Cell, Sisters of Mercy, Kaiser Chiefs, Gang of Four…
Let's go shopping!
The prestigious Victorian galleries in Leeds town centre house a wide range of shops and major retailers. Briggate is the main shopping street, where all the not-to-miss British shops can be found. Take a walk through the Victoria Quarter and you will also find the major French luxury brands.
Football or rugby?
Leeds is a sports-packed city, with its rugby league and rugby union teams, its football club Leeds United FC and its cricket club, one of the most important in the country. Even the famous cycling race, the Tour de France, is heading to Leeds, with the start of the 2014 Tour de France.