I’d heard that there was more to Leeds than city centre shopping so one sunny morning I took the train there to have a look around. Leeds is located in West Yorkshire and is only a two and a quarter hour rail journey from London King’s Cross station. Instead of leaving Leeds Railway Station from the main concourse, I followed signs to the rear of the station and left at its shiny new glass and steel south exit at Holbeck Urban Village.
Leeds Railway Station South Entrance, Holbeck Urban Village
Stepping outside the station, I was pleasantly surprised to find myself in a welcoming, waterside setting. The new development is an urban renewal project located amongst former engineering and manufacturing buildings some of which dating from the 18th century have now been given heritage status. The blend of these old mills with modern apartments and leisure facilities seems to work…
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