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A Quick Guide to Living in Leeds

View of a canal surrounded by buildings in Leeds, United Kingdom, when it's foggy and grey.

Here at FDM, we work with over 180 clients who are located across the globe. Our unique business model gives our consultants the opportunity to move around the UK in response to client demand and to ensure consultant skills and client needs are best matched. With some of our biggest clients located in the North including YBS, here are a few suggestions to help you make the most of the energetic city of Leeds.

Leeds is a vibrant city. You can photograph stunning listed buildings, treat yourself to luxurious brands in Victoria Gate, discover hidden bars such as the Tiki Hideaway and dine like royalty in roof-top restaurants. Leeds is one of the few cities which can boast such a varied calendar of events, from the annual Leeds Festival held at Bramham Park attracting over 90,000 people to the German Christmas markets which run from November through to January, this city has it all.

Food glorious food…

If you are a foodie then Leeds will not let you down. From independent diners and Michelin star eateries to cafés that come alive at night, your options are unlimited.

Feeling hungry? Try Fazenda, a Brazilian restaurant in the area. They have an all-you-can-eat steak buffet which is served to you fresh; simply flip your card to green when you’re ready for more!

Cheat day? We would definitely recommend trying the Nation of Shopkeepers, situated in central Leeds. This upmarket American diner offers an array of mouth-watering food. Whether you fancy macaroni and cheese or half a spatchcock chicken, it is impossible to find something low in calories on this menu!

Fancy an adventure? If you are up for a bit of DIY, then Bulgogi Grill is the place to go. This Korean style barbecue restaurant is a first for Leeds. Let the chefs prepare your sides and marinate the meat before bringing the grill to you!

Looking for an escape?

Moving to a city can be a bit of a shock to the system, the hustle and bustle of city life can often leave you missing nature. Luckily if you are placed in Yorkshire, there are an abundance of natural parks for you to get lost in.

Roundhay Park situated in Leeds is the only park in the city that has its own meerkat family as residents. With over 700 acres of woodland and gardens as well as two large lakes, this is the perfect place to have a weekend stroll and picnic.

If the weather isn’t too great, don’t fret; make your way to Tropical World that is also located in the park, home to all things wild and wonderful.

We hope this guide will give you more insight if you relocate to Leeds – there’s plenty to do, eat and see!

Featured image credit: Photo by Gary Butterfield on Unsplash 

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