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Preparing your trip to Leeds: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Just popping to the library, darling 1. The city has excellent public transport system. Buses cruise around the streets from 6:00 am to 8:00-9:00 pm. Travelers who expect to use services of public transport actively, have to buy a travel card. The benefit will be quite apparent, and if after purchase you manage to keep a bill, then it will be possible to return 15% of the ticket price, when leaving the country.
2. Many local stores have discounts for students, but you definitely have to have relevant documents to use special offers. Some stores may notify clients about discounts with special signage, but that’s rather an exception. It’s better to ask in advance about discount for students at the box office.
3. Shoppers are welcome to visit Leeds during sales; at this time, prices decrease virtually in all stores. Usually sales are held in June and after Christmas holidays.
4. It’s better to pay for goods and services in local currency, in most shopping centers and restaurants you can pay only with pounds. Currency exchange services are offered by numerous banks and exchange offices, but in latest rates may not be the most profitable.
5. Public institutions open no later than 9:00 am and serve visitors up to 5:00-6:00 pm. During the day, small lunch break is possible; it usually lasts less than an hour. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. In restaurants and cafes it’s customary to leave a tip, the size of which depends on the level of the eating place. In the prestigious restaurant service charges are included in the bill, usually it doesn’t exceed 15% of the total order. In restaurants of the middle class a tip has to be at least 10%, and in small cafes and restaurants it is common to leave 5% of the total bill.
7. Locals are very friendly and hospitable; you can always ask them for help and or to show the direction, where point of interest is located. On the streets the police are always on duty, you can also ask them for help when it is necessary.
Leeds is an excellent choice for tourists who like to rest on open air or participate in various sport activities. City offers multiple attractive parks, gardens, playgrounds and sports … Open
8. In all local parks, gardens and on city streets exemplary cleanliness is maintained. Before you go for a picnic in one of the parks, you should definitely clarify actual rules. You can’t kindle fire at the very first place as well as drop litter in wrong places, because heavy fines are collected in these cases.
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What to visit being in Leeds - unique sights

York

From the series “The Last City-Fortresses Survived to This Day”
The craft stall, souvenir shops have placed in the old buildings. There you can buy wonderful memorable gifts. The most adorable palace has been saved in York. Nowadays there has placed the historical museum. Its collections are multi-faceted, there was collected thousands of artefacts, from the old household items and weapons to the crucial historical documents. York Minster, a large Gothic Cathedral, is the main outstanding landmark in the city. It was built in 13th-14th centuries. York is a real asset for lovers of walks in historical places. … Read further

House Garden of Anne and Robin Strange

From the series “Unique Living Houses”
For many years, gardeners have attracted many fans. One woman even sends spouses certificates for a floral shop, so they they can supplement their collection with new items. The most difficult part of caring about the garden is daily watering a vast number of flowers. Recently, the couple has equipped an area with a modern irrigation system, with which the gardening has become much easier. The house of Stranges is close to the road, so it’s well known to many motorists, who are often driving these places. It won’t be difficult for curious tourists to find it too. … Read further

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Travelling to Leeds - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Leeds. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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