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Leeds' top 10: take the tour
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Take a tour of Leeds' buildings
The Director of Leeds Civic Trust, Kevin Grady, has fallen in love with the city. We invited Kevin to guide you to his favourite 10 buildings in Leeds city centre. And take our virtual tour of the sights.

Take our virtual tour of the city

Corn Exchange
42 The Calls
1 City Square
Prince's Exchange
Queen's Court
Town Hall
Victoria Quarter
White Cloth Hall
The failures

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Kevin Grady says:

"There are four gems on a large scale - the Town Hall, Corn Exchange, Victoria Quarter and the Market.

"It is easy to get daily access to all but the Town Hall. Just go in and wonder at the Victorian splendour.

Kevin Grady of Leeds Civic Trust
Kevin Grady of Leeds Civic Trust

Georgian features
"Then for Georgian features look behind the Corn Exchange for the White Cloth Hall and Queen's Court on Briggate.

"If you fancy a drink why not revive yourself during the walk by going to Whitelocks, off Briggate and take in some classic workers' cottages in the same yard.

Modern buildings
"For modern buildings try the Prince's Exchange just behind the railway station or the Norwich Union building in City Square.

"Or go shopping in the Victoria Quarter.

Historic waterfront
"Have a look at Leeds' historic waterfront and the converted mill that is the award-winning hotel, 42 The Calls.

Demolish immediately
"Lastly, If I had two wishes for Leeds I would demolish two buildings immediately.

The Crosby Homes flats right by Crown Point Bridge and West Riding House"

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