Things we love:

Missing the wildlife at Trafalgar Square? Hit the Leeds Town Hall and it will cater for all your 'lion' needs. The Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs named themselves after the former club of their favourite Leeds UTD football player (Lucas Radebe). Leeds University have pieces of hair from Mozart and Beethoven. Mel B is from here, go Spice Girls. JellyTots were accidentally discovered in 1967 by Leeds scientist Brian Boffey.

Things we wish we'd known:

Be prepared for wolf whistles - there are builders taking tea breaks on every corner. It’s home to the most burgled street in Britain. Skip the library and play giant chess on the board outside.