Leeds has one of the most diverse economies of all the UK's main employment centers which is great news for coliving. Leeds is the cultural, financial and commercial heart of West Yorkshire, sitting 170 miles from London and home to roughly 800,000 residents. This vibrant has become the largest financial and legal center outside of London today, making it a great place to choose as a coliving destination.
Just like most other larger cities in the United Kingdom, Leeds has impressive options for nightlife and cuisine to choose from. With Leeds becoming a major financial and legal player, this has brought many new businesses to the area. For a night out on the town or maybe a business lunch, you'll have endless options to choose from, with choices from small cafes to upscale steakhouses and restaurants. In the evening, there are pubs along all the major streets in town. When it comes to shopping, Leeds has all the highest end stores you could imagine, from Rolex to Louis Vuitton.
Leeds is dominated by cars and is the 9th most congested city in the UK - so avoid buying a car if you want to save time and money. The public transit here is as good as it gets and is parallel London standards. Public buses to light rail trains will get you all over town. The airport is small but because of British Airways and KLM, you can catch a quick flight out to connect through a major hub airport to get you anywhere in the world.
Fun facts about Leeds:
- The oldest flying airplane in Britain was made here in Leeds
- Hippos once walked the same streets we do now and we have the proof
- Leeds had a huge role to play in that because it gave birth to the UK’s first internet service provider, Freeserve
- The x-ray is one of the most important progressions of the 21st century and it was made in Leeds