Visitors often enjoy supplementing their travel experiences with increased knowledge about the area they are about to see.  Travelers interested in learning more about Leeds and the surrounding area before their travels should consider reading the following books:

  • “Itchy Insider’s Guide to Leeds” by Itchy Media is the best resource for the nightlife in Leeds. .
  • “Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Yorkshire” by Gary Firth. .
  • “Leeds Photographic Memories” by Clive Hardy.  This photographic history of the area is practically guaranteed to inspire travelers to become excited about their upcoming vacation. .
  • “Leeds: Pevsner City Guide” by Susan Wrathmell is a guide which details the architecture of the area and could be used for gaining a great appreciation of the history of the buildings all around Leeds. .
  • “The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner” by James Hogg and John Carey.  This novel is set in and around Leeds, providing a background highlighting the area as well as language in the style of that spoken in Leeds. .
“Well-Suited: A History of the Leeds Clothing Industry, 1850-1990 (Pasold Studies in Textile History” by Katrina Honeyman is a guide to the commercial side of the history of the area.