At the heart of every city are the people and the places that together create its unique character. From bustling old markets with generations of traders to vibrant new openings with innovative creators, these diverse happenings are what really bring a city to life

There are few places that ooze the personality of its people more so than Leeds, and Independent Life is here to help you seek it all out and take it all in.

Scoot to the shops, at the traditional Kirkgate Market, the modern Victoria Gate, the stunning Corn Exchange, and the hundreds of independents that underpin it all. Skip to the cafes, bars and restaurants, at historic alehouse Whitelocks, curry connoisseurs Bundobust, sweet sensations Temple, and countless awesome offerings all over town.

Soar to the array of entertainment, at the charming Hyde Park Picture House, the famous Headingley Stadium, the amazing Leeds Arena, the brilliant Brudenell Social Club… and the rest! 

To discover, choose, find and enjoy your best Leeds, take us with you in any of our many forms. The Little Black Book is a handy-sized info-filled guide and directory of what to do and where to go, unlike any other. A quarterly magazine delves into the most interesting and genuine stories from the city streets.

Our website explores the centre and suburbs to dig out hidden gems, established favourites, what’s on listings and enticing offers. On social media, be inspired and engage with photos, videos and words of the real Leeds. And when you know where you want to go, let us take you there with our hook up to google maps. 

This is a city that deserves to be showcased in all of its connecting glories, from exciting urban vibes to enriching rural beauty, from thrilling underground gatherings to leading world industries.

In print, online, and on the go, join us as we join the dots to discover the differences that could only make up this one wondrous city: Leeds.