Leeds (United kingdom)

Leeds is a large city in central England, located along the Aire River. The city's climate is typical of the British Isles, average temperature are about +5 C in winter and about 15 C in summer, rain falls almost throughout the year. Leeds is known for its shopping opportunities, its nightlife, its universities and its sports. The city also has some buildings from the Georgian and Victorian era and modern tower blocks as well as museums and theaters. Leeds is also considered to be the main starting place for departure to the ancient city of York or the Yorkshire Moors. The city's most famous buildings include the Leeds Corn Exchange, which was built during the Victorian era and is now mainly a shopping center, full small shops, that are selling everything.

Population: 751,500
Beach : No
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: No
Official language: English
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)
Electric plugs: G
Voltage: 120 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A service fee is often included. If it's not, in good service restaurants the expected tip is around 10%, otherwise, it isn't expected.
Time in destination: Dec 15, 2019, 5:33:57 AM

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Weather Forecast

Mon
16.12

Fair

41°F

Mon
16.12

Cloudy

43°F

Tue
17.12

Fair

39°F

Wed
18.12

Partly cloudy

39°F

Thu
19.12

Cloudy

46°F

Fri
20.12

Light rain

45°F

Sat
21.12

Partly cloudy

45°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 36.9 41.2 32.4 15
February 36.9 41.4 32.2 12
March 40.1 45.5 34.5 14
April 43.5 49.8 36.9 10
May 49.3 56.8 41.7 10
June 54.1 61.3 46.9 11
July 58.6 65.8 51.3 9
August 58.1 65.1 50.9 11
September 53.6 59.9 47.3 11
October 47.8 53.2 42.3 13
November 41.7 46.4 36.9 14
December 38.7 43.0 34.2 15

More information: Leeds forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Leeds is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $63.42, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $240.93, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $69.97
  • Hotel (3 stars): $91.29
  • Hotel (4 stars): $127.09
  • Hotel (5 stars): $159.14
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.85
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $21.68
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.83
  • Meal, McDonalds: $7.36
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.08

More information: Leeds price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Leeds destination map

Safety

Leeds has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 59.0 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 70.6 (a little better than United states average 69.0)
  • Walking alone at night: 48.8 (better than United states average 41.3)

More information: Leeds safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe