Leeds Top UK Destination For Shopping

Recent research has suggested that Leeds could be the best place to go for a spot of shopping, highlighting its newly opened Victoria Gate shopping centre as the jewel in its retail crown.

Among the retailers based there are John Lewis, with its five-storey flagship store, Tommy Hilfiger, Ghost, Anthropologie and Aspinal of London.

If you’re living in a student or professional letting in Leeds, this could be the ideal opportunity to buy all your gifts before you head home for the easter holidays. 

 Other top spots for a bit of retail therapy – and potentially some good present finds – are the Corn Exchange where you’ll find over 30 unique emporiums selling all things vintage and cool.

 And finally, the research pointed out you’ve still got traditional high street favourites in the form of Top Shop, Primark, River Island and Next, among many others, located in Trinity Leeds. 

If you’re looking for something a bit more up market you should take a look at Victoria Quarter in Leeds that houses the likes of Harvey Nichols, Louis Vuitton, Reiss, Ted Baker and Kiehls to name but a few.

The final piece in the retail jigsaw is the Headrow  Leeds which is the main shopping street where you can find the likes of Zara, H&M, Gap, American Apparel and Office etc.

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Leeds’ Worst Crime Hotspots Revealed

A Freedom of Information request from the Yorkshire Evening Post has revealed the top ten crime hotspots in Leeds, which could prove useful if you are currently looking for a new house or flat in the city and its surrounding areas.

The top ten was made up of the Asda at the Owlcotes Centre in Pudsey, the Morrisons supermarket at The Penny Hill Centre in Hunslet, the TK Maxx at The Headrow in the city, St James’ Hospital on Beckett Street in Burmantofts, the Asda Superstore in Killingbeck, Leeds General Infirmary on Great George Street, the area at Heaton Court in Briggate, Swinnow Lane and Swinnow Road junction, Call Lane in the city centre and Space nightclub on Duncan Street.

Some of the best places to live in Leeds include Headingley & Horsforth, which is perfect for young professionals looking to get out of the city centre, Chapel Allerton which is very popular and home to lots of bars, restaurants and shops, and Roundhay, which has a beautiful park and some incredible converted properties.

If you want to live in the city itself, then Leeds waterfront would be a good choice as there are lots of buildings here that have a huge amount of character. Common sense usually prevails and being safe and sensible can often help avoid crime. 

Rooftop Living take security and the safety of our tenants very seriously and will always do everything we can to ensure our tenant stay safe when renting any of our properties.

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Leeds City Centre Offers Safe Night Out

Another reason to love Leeds!

The scheme is run by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) and the accreditation signals that the city is a great place to go for an evening on the town. It’s run in a similar way to the Blue Flag scheme for beaches and the Green Flag scheme for parks.

 The Yorkshire Evening Post revealed that Leeds is only the second destination in West Yorkshire to receive a Purple Flag.

 Speaking to the newspaper, Andrew Cooper, LeedsBID chief executive, commented: “The award demonstrates the strong and varied provision of entertainment, culture and leisure offer between the hours of 5pm and 5am which is also very well managed.”

He added that it highlights Leeds as a top spot for a night out in the region, and described the nighttime economy as “integral” to the city and the experience visitors and locals alike enjoy there.

As with the other flag schemes, the Purple Flag award is reviewed annually, with Leeds due to receive its accolade officially at a ceremony next month.

According to the ATCM, the Purple Flag scheme is now being taken up internationally having been embraced around the UK.

Given that Leeds already has an excellent reputation as a place to party, this award is only likely to draw in more revellers.

 Those living in student lettings in Leeds will no doubt be aware of all that’s going on in the city, but any new students arriving in Leeds in 2017 can look forward to getting involved in its varied and vibrant nightlife.