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:


…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…

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…or you might even spot a tropical lizard…


… 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…


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

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…or Leeds’s take on taking sculptures to the next level…

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… 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:

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