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Walkit Route A27

Welcome to Walk it Leeds – this is sign A27

Walk it Leeds is a project aimed at making it easy for you to find 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 October 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 A27 on Briggate near the junction with the Headrow.  The view from here down Briggate is excellent., Briggate is Leeds primary shopping street and it is still home to many of the famous yards and arcades that Leeds city centre is renowned for. Thornton’s Arcade, with its spectacular clock, opened in 1878, while Queens Arcade, named in honour of Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee, was opened in 1889. Today these arcades are home to many of the independent retailers which make shopping in Leeds city centre such a unique experience. You can also visit some of the pubs tucked away down the many yards off Briggate, such as The Angel Inn, the Ship Inn, and Whitelocks, which first opened as the Turk’s Head in 1716.

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

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