Bradford was a boomtown of the industrial revolution, became a tourist destination in the mid-20th century, and is now a city as diverse and vibrant as any you are likely to find. Home to the University of Bradford and the hugely successful Bradford Bulls rugby league club, the city also has a great range of cultural attractions.
Bradford was voted the first UNESCO City of Film and it now has a strong relationship with the Bollywood film industry. Of course everyone knows the tastiest thing about Bradford has to be its curry, being the winner of the Curry Capital of Britain award numerous times. On top of all this, the city boasts some of the most colourful shopping destinations in the country.
For the high street lovers the Kirkgate Shopping Centre has recently undergone extensive refurbishment and is home to high street favourites such as Primark and WH Smith. The Foster Square shopping park is also worth a visit with Next, JD Sports and many more. However, Bradford has much more to offer than your traditional high street fare. Bombay Stores is the largest Asian department store in the UK and people come from all over the country to shop there. The World Mile contains over 75 international shops and restaurants and at the end of the mile is White Abbey Road, which is the place to go for fabrics and South Asian fashion.