Leeds Basics


Weather & Climate: When's the best time to visit Leeds?

It gets pretty cold up north. Not Yakutsk cold, not enough Moscow cold, but cold enough for the city to have a reputation for being a bit chilly. It isn’t even the temperatures to be honest, more the biting winds and the constant clouds. Summers are rather pleasant, with mild temperatures that rarely climb into the mid 20s but never feel anything less than enjoyable. As with practically everywhere else in the world, spring and autumn are the best times to visit.

Crime & Safety: Is Leeds safe?

We’ve always found and felt Leeds to be a safe city, and we’re pretty sure that is how it is. There is a commitment and dedication to Yorkshire that ensures a community feeling whether you are a part of the community or not, and local people (old or young) are generally quick to step in if things are looking a little tasty. Keep your wits about you at night, maintain your common sense, and don’t say anything stupid.

Hospitals & Pharmacies in Leeds

Fingers crossed you won’t need it, but Leeds General Infirmary is the place to go if you find yourself in need of some serious medical attention. The hospital is accessible by public transport, but if it’s that serious then you’ll be getting a taxi, surely? 999 is the number to call if things are serious. As for pharmacies, you can get most mild medication from supermarkets these days, but you’ll have an altogether more legitimate time if you nip into Boots or Savers.

Can you drink the tap water in Leeds?

Can you drink the tap water in Leeds? Yes, you can drink the tap water in Leeds. You might even like it.

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