The United Kingdom's third-largest city, Leeds was once a thriving Mill Town during the Industrial Revolution through its history can actually be traced as far back as the 5th Century. The city's history is wrought in stone and iron from the ruins of the Kirkstall Abbey with its 100-foot central spire to the Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills and the Royal Armouries Museum each offering a different side of the city's past. The ultra-modern waterfront with its steel and glass construction looks to the future and tells a story of urban renewal, while its vibrant shopping districts abound with big-name brands and trendy boutiques. The food scene is no joke either and around Vicar Lane, there are restaurants and pubs featuring a variety of cuisine for every palate. A melange of modernism and British traditions basks under the glorious Leeds sun.