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Walkit Route A12

Welcome to Walkit Leeds. This is sign A12

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 January 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 A12 on Bishopgate Street, outside the Scarborough Hotel. This pub, locally known as the Scarborough taps, was built in 1765 on the site of a medieval manor house. Originally built as a lavish home, it was bought by Henry Scarborough in 1826, who turned it in to the Kings Arms. It became the Scarborough Hotel in the late 1890s. 
‘Light Neville Street’ is an art and sound installation that can be seen and heard under the tunnel below the railway. The design integrates work by Berlin-based sound & light artist Hans Peter Kuhn featuring thousands of LED lights which generate a random pattern on the east wall each day. Leeds-based graphic designer Andy Edwards designed an installation for the west wall that creates the illusion of movement as you pass by.

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

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