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Walkit Route A23

Welcome to Walkit Leeds. This is sign A23

Walk it Leeds is a project aimed at making it easy for you to make your way around Leeds City Centre on foot.

This sign gives you clear, easy-to-read mapping of the local area. It shows you the main shopping areas in yellow, places to eat and drink in orange, and other places of interest in purple.

The map is known as ‘heads up’, which means the map is orientated to the direction you are looking at it, rather than having north at the top.

The sign is also solar powered, so the map should be backlit if it’s before 9pm and if it’s dark.

This sign was installed in March 2012 and the map was last updated in November 2011. If you spot any mistakes or damage, we’d be pleased to hear from you. Please email walkitleeds@leeds.gov.uk or call 0113 2474685.
You are at sign A23 at the junction of the Headrow and Albion Street. The Headrow was once the northern edge of ‘head’ of the boundary of medieval Leeds, hence the street’s name. It is now one of the most recognisable and significant streets in Leeds. It was widened between 1928 and 1932 as part of a development by Reginald Blomfield, who was also responsible for the design of Regent Street in London. The development saw the street widened to improve traffic flow and the grand neo-baroque style buildings constructed along the northern edge of the street. You are currently outside the headquarters of the Leeds Building Society – a financial institution which has been in Leeds since 1875. 

For more information about Leeds, including what’s on and when, please visit www.leedsliveitloveit.com

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