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Leeds

About Leeds

715,000 in city
2,079,217 in metro
552 km² (213 mi²)
63 m
Leeds is one of the largest cities in the North of England and the capital of West Yorkshire. It is also at the centre of a conurbation of around 2 million people. Like all northern British cities, Leeds grew up during the industrial revolution, a period in which the city generated much of its wealth. Today, Leeds is a cosmopolitan city with many attractions. It has the region's best shopping, a growing nightlife with over 200 bars and clubs in the city centre, a number of cultural attractions including the Royal Armoury, the West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Leeds Opera House. Leeds is also a financial and legal centre, with growing importance outside London. Leeds has few tall buildings. The majority are council-built tower blocks on the city's outskirts, but recent years have seen a growing demand for city centre apartments which has led to a corresponding rise in the number of residential high-rise buildings being built. This, coupled with the city centre's flourishing retail and leisure scene has made Leeds one of the UK's fastest growing cities.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
188 All Buildings
156
existing
5
planned
20
unbuilt
7
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Bridgewater Place 361 ft 2007
2 Sky Plaza 338 ft 2009
3 Opal 3 269 ft 2008
4 West Riding House 262 ft 1973
5 Park Plaza Hotel 252 ft 1965