Recently titled a UNESCO City of Film, Bradford is a thriving cultural destination with a packed events calendar, award winning museums such as the National Media Museum and galleries and impressive theatres eg St George's Hall and the Alhambra. Bradford is a city full of surprises and an exciting place to live.
The many spectacular Victorian buildings found throughout the city illustrate Bradford’s impressive history and include the stylish apartments in the area known as Little Germany and the Wool Exchange. Also not to be missed is Bradford Cathedral the city's place of worship for centuries, an oasis of calm in the city centre.
Bradfords Surrounding Area
The surrounding area of Bradford also has a lot to offer including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Saltaire, a perfectly preserved Victorian village and home to Salts Mill. Nearby is the the former spa town of Ilkley an elegant town set in the Yorkshire Dales, a perfect base for those who enjoy walking. Magnificent countryside can also be enjoyed near the village of Haworth, the former home of the Brontës and the Brontë Parsonage Museum. The market town of Bingley is situated on the River Aire and Leeds-Liverpool Canal and now has a population of around 20,000. It has excellent train links to Leeds, Bradford and Skipton. Bingley Music Live is an annual music event hosted in Bingley's Myrtle Park.
Some of the country’s best Asian restaurants are found in Bradford The Aagrah, Mumtaz and Kiplings are just three of Bradford's award-winning curry houses. The new Centenary Square development has brought some excellent restaurants to Bradford city centre. Chino Thai and Markas both serve great food in elegant surroundings. Nearby is the town of Shipley, a town that takes its food seriously. Here you will find Yo Yo Restaurant and Café Bar, the latest restaurant in Shipley serving fusion Asian cuisine. Neighbouring Saltaire also offers Indian, Thai, British and Chinese restaurants.