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:
…and another with a unique approach to ‘Dry January’:
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…
…or you might even spot a tropical lizard…
… and a wittily-named van…
— Darren C Foster (@DCF_esq) September 20, 2014
… to an especially festive bus driver…
— Gemma Hoyle (@GemH91) December 23, 2014
… and someone who’s decided to try a more unusual form of transportation:
— Just Didn’t Think (@deakin_mike) September 22, 2013
Wander down Briggate for a spot of shopping and you may well spy a busker with a difference…
… or a second-hand store with a very open-ended policy:
…or Leeds’s take on taking sculptures to the next level…
… as well as the locals’ willingness to dress up for a special occasion:
— Zoë Maria (@ItsZoeMaria) July 1, 2014
— Hannah Gee (@Hannah_Gee93) August 24, 2013
And the good-natured Yorkshire sense of humour that pervades Leeds extends to a bit of clever sign manipulation too:
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