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Let's practise in...Leeds


Named in The Best Place in Britain to Live in The 2004 Urban Behaviours Study, by Henley Management College, Leeds is a thriving, cosmopolitan city. The Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds surround it.

How thriving is 'thriving'?

715,000 live and work here.


100 GP practices spread across five PCTs.


Leeds was dubbed 'the Knightsbridge of the North' in the Lonely Planet travel guide due to the huge array of designer stores. The Corn Exchange and The Victorian Quarter offer more bohemian shopping. The International Concert Season is held annually in the Victorian Town Hall.


Inner-city property is limited to apartments at hefty prices (£240,000). In the suburbs a three-bedroom house costs around £115,000.


A good choice of non-selective schools, a few showing far higher results than the national average.

From the local press

A patient is suing Yorkshire PCT after being told he must wait three years for an appointment at Leeds gender identity clinic.

Famous residents?

Playwright Alan Bennett and arch-antagonist Jeremy Paxman have called Leeds home at some point.

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