From its location in the foothills of the English Pennines, Bradford is a city with a lively mix of culture and history. Business travellers can expect to find excellent transport links to nearby Leeds and Wakefield, as well as an efficient public transport system to get you where you need to be. The city has plenty to see and do, so whether it’s exploring the beautiful Yorkshire countryside on your afternoon off, or sampling Britain’s best curry on your lunch break, a hotel in Bradford is a great choice for any trip.
What is there to do in Bradford?
If you’re into history, Bradford is a fascinating place to spend a few days. Take a walk through Little Germany, a collection of 85 unique Victorian buildings, where German textile merchants took residence in the 1850s, and learn about the city’s Saxon roots in the wool trade. Bradford also boasts some fantastic museums, reflecting the city’s thriving cultural and arts scene. Visit the National Media Museum to learn about photography, film and TV – it’s free to get in, and also home to Yorkshire’s only IMAX cinema – perfect for some evening entertainment.
What's best for business in Bradford?
Bradford has a thriving business scene, with conferences, exhibitions and trade shows taking place throughout the year. Now in its fifth year, the Yorkshire Enterprise Network Expo takes place in October, featuring panels, seminars, business clinics and networking events to bring innovation and business opportunities to the forefront of the city. Bradford University also has a lot to offer, with regular specialist fairs and events promoting learning, education and local business growth.
What highlights can I visit from my Bradford hotel?
Choosing a central hotel in Bradford will place you within striking distance of the city’s highlights. The ancient cathedral is centrally located, and with stunning architecture and 13 centuries of history, it's well worth a visit. Having won the title of Curry Capital of Britain five years in a row, the city’s Asian cuisine is well worth a taste at the end of a hard day’s work. Check out Akbar’s on Leeds Road for award-winning curry and a buzzing atmosphere, or take a stroll through North Parade and the West End for an array of independent cafés, restaurants and bars.