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Walkit Route WP8

Welcome to Walk it Leeds – this is sign WP8

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 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 WP8 next to the Corn Exchange. The dome-roofed Corn Exchange was designed by Cuthbert Brodrick - the Hull-born architect who was responsible for Leeds Town Hall and the building now occupied by Leeds City Museum. This spectacular grade I listed building is among Britain’s finest Victoria buildings. Designed with a large expanse of glazed roofing which allowed traders to more easily inspect the quality of the corn, it is now home to a selection of independent retailers and a basement restaurant. It was refurbished in 2007 and a visit, if only to see the spectacular interior, is essential.

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