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Leedsis the largest city in West Yorkshire and the third-largest city in the United Kingdom after London and Birmingham, with around 781,700 inhabitants.
In the 17th and 18th centuries Leeds became a major centre for the production and trading of wool.During the Industrial Revolution, Leeds developed into a major mill town; wool was the dominant industry, but flax, engineering, iron foundries, printing, and other industries were important.
Today, Leeds is the largest legal and financial centre in the United Kingdom, after London, and the third largest manufacturing centre with around 1,800 firms. The largest sub-sectors are engineering, printing and publishing, food and drink, chemicals and medical technology.
Many cultural institutions such as Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds City Museum, Grand Theatre with Opera North and The City Varieties Music Hall, which hosted performances by Charlie Chaplin and Harry Houdiniare based in the city and have a well-known international reputation.
Leeds Self-Storage: At A Glance
With such a large population living in Leeds, moving in and out, there are numerous self-storages available. Choosing the one that suits your needs should not be a problem. City and its surrounding host six self-storages different in size with one of them located just near city centre. You can use storages for differently sized items: from books and clothes that overcrowd your home, to robust pieces of furniture that need to be laid aside while moving, as well as for short and long term storing of goods.
Does Leeds student population affect self-storage prices?
Leedshoststwo universities: The city has five universities: the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity University, the University of Law and Leeds Arts University with total student population of 64,990.
Every year, students move in and out of dorm rooms. However, student budget is limited, and it often doesn’t allow moving furniture, books and other belongings all the way back home. Keeping things in local self-storage is more convenient, and many students as well as owners of self-storages know that. That is why in many places with large student population some storage facilities offer discounts specifically for students to help them afford a storage unit.
Things to see in Leeds
Leeds has a lot of things to offer to visitors and residents: from cultural sites to parks, gardens and places to have fun. Here are just a few places we recommend: Parkinson Building, Broadcasting Tower at the Leeds Beckett University, The Mansion at Temple Newsam, Waterloo Lake in Roundhay Park,The Old Post Office in Leeds City Square and Victoria Quarter.We are sure you will discover many other interesting places, while walking down amazing streets of Leeds.