15 Things That Could Only Happen in Leeds

The former cloth town of Leeds is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK – so it’s no wonder that there’s lots of chatter across social media about what makes this bustling place unique.

We’ve scrolled our way through Twitter and Instagram to find the best locally-taken pictures that define the spirit of the city.

Let’s start with the really important stuff: food.

One Instagram user discovered his burger had been given an unusual garnish in one Leeds restaurant:

A nice surprise in the burger, #onlyinleeds @clifflauson

A photo posted by Simon Fujiwara (@simon.fujiwara) on


Here’s a pub where you can enjoy proper Yorkshire fish and chips alongside your pint…

New favourite pub. Can eat your fish n chips whilst having a pint #onlyinleeds #youlldoforme #topboozer #newlocal

A photo posted by Calum Strodder (@cjstrodders) on


…and another with a unique approach to ‘Dry January’:

We like the style of this #dryjanuary!🍸🍺🍷 #premiumcountrypubs #roundhay #leeds #thedeerpark

A photo posted by The Deer Park Leeds (@thedeerpark) on


When it comes to getting out and about on the roads of Leeds, you never know what you could encounter, from a car done up like a dog…

Seen this seat today, Only in leeds. #leeds #seatleon #seat #dogcar #onlyinleeds

A photo posted by billy buxton leeds 11 (@billybuxtonleeds11) on


… and a wittily-named van…


… to an especially festive bus driver…


… and someone who’s decided to try a more unusual form of transportation:


Wander down Briggate for a spot of shopping and you may well spy a busker with a difference…

Leeds with a singing horse #what #horse #odd #onlyinleeds #leeds #dayout #omg #streetentertainment

A photo posted by Crafty Mrs Morgan (@madewithmadness) on


… or a second-hand store with a very open-ended policy:

#onlyinleeds

A photo posted by Leeds Burlesque (@leedsburlesque) on


We also found plenty of praise for Leed’s beautiful buildings…


… as well as the locals’ willingness to dress up for a special occasion:


And the good-natured Yorkshire sense of humour that pervades Leeds extends to a bit of clever sign manipulation too:

Bus banter 🚌 #onlyinleeds #bus #leeds #funny #reversegraffiti #graffiti

A photo posted by Megan Helena (@meganhelena) on

#welcometoleeds #onlyinleeds #mightyleeds #leeds #yorkshire #dontmesswithyorkshire #bosh

A photo posted by werd leeds (@werdleeds) on

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