About Bradford

Welcome to Bradford, where the fresh air and natural beauty will invigorate you, whilst the heritage and culture will fascinate you. Where else can you enjoy two UNESCO sites, amazing countryside, combined with the former home of literary greats, alongside a city full with a rich and varied mix of cultures and languages.

Places to visit

The Guzelian Café Bar & Gallery has been supplying editorial photography to quality-minded customers – from businesses, to newspapers, to big banks – since 1986. On the walls at the Guzelian Cafe Bar & gallery you will find stunning photographic prints from the Guzelian news agency.

The Saltaire United Reformed Church was built by Sir Titus Salt in 1859 to serve his staff who worked at the Mill within the village of Saltaire, now a world heritage site. The building is a unique example of Italianate religious architecture.

The entrance is up six steps under a portico supported by six unfluted Corinthian columns and topped by a fretted tower with a cupola. Inside are hollow Corinthian columns with beautiful Scagliola exteriors, fashioned by Italian craftsmen.

Bradford’s beautiful Cathedral is a hidden jewel waiting to be discovered. Set in tranquil gardens where once battle raged, the Cathedral is alive with a sense of story from its 13 centuries at the heart of Bradford. This, the third church on the site, is 500 years old, with 20th century additions. Bradford’s most ancient place of worship is friendly, peaceful and fascinating, with many special features.

Social Events

There’s a real buzz around the nightlife in Bradford, with lots of new venues opening around the city.

The Independent Quarter has a host of bars and clubs, which is a great student night out.

Fancy visiting an underground complex? Sunbridge Wells is a shopping and leisure complex in the heart of Bradford, with an array of bars and restaurants – worth a visit!


The choice of food throughout Bradford & the district is amazingly varied, from the Michelin starred Box tree in Ilkley, award winning Terrace in Saltaire to over 200 Asian restaurants. Bradford has won the award for Curry Capital of Britain for 6 years on the run and is a great place to enjoy a curry!

The Box tree in Ilkley is a small renowned restaurant that has been apart of Ilkley for the past 40 years. The modern French classical menu and extensive wine cellar offer food lovers an unforgettable experience. The Box Tree represents a combination of 21st century efficiency and exquisite good taste. Whilst the kitchens boast the latest equipment, the restaurant features a collection of art and antiques which define the style and luxury for which the Box Tree is famed.

The Terrace in Saltaire features excellent home cooked food in a relaxed French cafe-style atmosphere. It is the perfect place for breakfast, and that can be from boiled eggs and soldiers to a truly continental selection with everything in between! For lunch there is a delicious choice of light snacks, soups, salads, ciabattas, jackets and of course full meals from game pie to traditional fish soup with rouille, the children have their own “”tots corner”” to choose from.

Fancy afternoon tea? Then there’s a mouthwatering selection of home-made cakes and beverages on offer, giving your feet a welcome break from shopping.


Located at the heart of the city, the shopping center is easily accessible by car, bus, rail or on foot. Over 70 shops and eateries with an individual mix of stores and recognised high street brands, are located all under one roof.

Retailers include Debenhams, Marks and Spencer, Next, Topshop, Topman, H&M, Superdry, Schuh, Office, Kiko Milano, Paperchase, Ernest Jones, plus many more.


Bradford Interchange is situated in the city and is served by National Express. Bradford is features two central train stations; Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square which connect with intercity services to London, Manchester and further afield.

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) is seven miles from Bradford and is one of the fastest growing regional airports in the UK.

Did you know?

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