Leeds is one of England's most up-and-coming cities, with a vibrant and fashionable atmosphere which will suck you in even if you're only visiting for a weekend break. The city proudly boasts some of the UK's best shopping outside of London, and it's all within easy walking distance from wherever you've made base. Leeds is a university town with around 60,000 students, so head up to Headingley if you want to relive your student years with jager bombs and dancing into the wee hours! The town's atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and you'll be made to feel like an old friend throughout your weekend trip. Part of the attraction of Leeds is its proximity to the stunning Yorkshire countryside, so if you've indulged in one too many local ales, head into the fresh country air to relieve that hangover. Round off your Leeds weekend break in the time-honoured manner – perhaps with an afternoon tea or a roast dinner complete with Yorkshire pudding?