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MoSe
22-03-2006, 10:58:17
I ogled this morning on someone else's paper in the tube, an ad by some jet2.com offering at 14 flights to.... Leeds?

why would anyone want to fly to *Leeds*???
what's that interesting in or around it to pick it as a touristic destination?

:confused:


anyway, I was surprised that they thought there were enough readers in Milan interested in flying to Leeds, to make it worth an ad on the paper!

;) :p

Kitsuki
22-03-2006, 11:08:04
I imagine the people going from Leeds to Milan and back is steadier trade.... ;)

Drekkus
22-03-2006, 11:08:10
14 flights are interesting enough, no matter where they Leed to.

MoSe
22-03-2006, 11:11:51
I propose a CG meeting in Leeds next time!!!!

DOOOOOOOO
DI
DOOOOOODS


maybe to celebrait their next comeback to Premiership!
:D

Kitsuki
22-03-2006, 11:13:54
Leeds is actually a really nice city with brilliant nightlife....

MoSe
22-03-2006, 11:17:37
I honestly had no idea, nice to learn it :)

Our vague geographic ignorance here doesn't go further than putting it in a generic industrial steelfactories and smokestacks belt with Sheffield and Coventry, "somewhere up north of London".... :o :nervous:

Kitsuki
22-03-2006, 11:19:42
Leeds town centre has really been rejuvenated of late too. Shopping and dining is really good there now too - the centre is fairly cosmopolitan - the suburbs havent really changed all that noticably.

Immortal Wombat
22-03-2006, 11:20:49
Originally posted by MoSe
Our vague geographic ignorance here doesn't go further than putting it in a generic industrial steelfactories and smokestacks belt with Sheffield and Coventry, "somewhere up north of London".... :o :nervous:
That's the general impression of Leeds in England as well.

King_Ghidra
22-03-2006, 11:26:30
i'm sure it's not much different to any other large (northern) town in the UK

Nills Lagerbaak
22-03-2006, 11:31:59
Leeds won some "best quality of living" award in UK, recently.

Kitsuki
22-03-2006, 11:34:32
Leeds and Manchester are much, much nicer than Liverpool, Doncaster, Sheffield, Newcastle, Bradford, Hull and so on. Worth visiting.

Kitsuki
22-03-2006, 11:35:02
(ofc if you were going on holiday in the UK, London or Edinburgh are the places to be.)

Drekkus
22-03-2006, 11:36:10
I guess the british tourism board has a great deal of work to do if they ever want to get rid of that image.

MoSe
22-03-2006, 11:40:49
perusing a map of that northern region, I found much more amusing names I had never heard of, like Worksop, Scunthorpe and Barrow-in-Furness! :D

MoSe
22-03-2006, 11:55:53
hmmm...
it's ~300km from London, like Milan-Florence for instance

just a bit less than
Milan-Geneva (MoSe-Aredhran)
Groningen-Hamburg (MrBas-Vincent)
Rotterdam-Calais (DutchDuo-Ferry2Britland)

still probably too much to convince the usual mob to move the consolidated meeting venue :D ;)

Drekkus
22-03-2006, 12:04:53
You might get Rodgers to be there. He's from Sheffield I think.

Kitsuki
22-03-2006, 12:12:57
EiF and Matt both from Manc so much closer too, but yea, think the south suits far more people... ;)

novacane
22-03-2006, 12:48:46
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
i'm sure it's not much different to any other large (northern) town in the UK

Its not really. Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle in particular seem to have received more investment and rejuvenation that other northern cities in recent years but this has simply made them more alike IMO. I've been to Leeds many times, Sheffield and Liverpool occassionally and Manchester a couple of times and wouldn't say any are particularly nicer than the other. The difference is more in the people I think. I will refrain from sweeping generalisations at this point.

Scabrous Birdseed
22-03-2006, 13:47:44
Well, structurally and aesthetically Newcastle is a much nicer city than Hull, which is a nicer city than Leeds, which in turn is a fair bit nicer than Manchester.

Leeds's main negative is in the ghastly accent which makes them all sound like old, clapped-out drag queens.

*End Is Forever*
23-03-2006, 18:35:13
The centres of most large cities have been rejuvenated. Anyone going to Manchester or Birmingham for the first time in a decade will be amazed at the difference.

The centres of Manchester and Birmingham have been completely overhauled. Leeds has been improved considerably although there doesn't seem to be quite the same level of new build. Hull feels like a large town rather than a City Centre. Central Liverpool is still rough, and won't be any better until they get rid of the ghastly shopping centre and market. That said there are some gorgeous 19th century architecture.

King_Ghidra
24-03-2006, 09:16:01
Originally posted by *End Is Forever*
The centres of most large cities have been rejuvenated. Anyone going to [...]Birmingham for the first time in a decade will be amazed at the difference.


Having had that exact experience not long ago, i have to agree.

shagnasty
24-03-2006, 09:27:53
^^
jesjes me toooooo ti tooooooo. The Bull Ring center is now lovely and shiny rather that the grey concrete pile of shite that it once was.