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Bradford Things to Do

  • LORD MAYORS PARADE

    SATURDAY 19th MAY 2012Despite the cold weather the parade was fantastic. A good turn out despite it being a cold day in May. The adults seemed to enjoy it more than the numerous school children who were mostly shivering with cold. The theme was "Royal jubilee" and the children were dressed in amazing costumes from packs of cards to all the kings...

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  • Lister Park & Cartwright Hall Art...

    Lister Park must be one of my favourite parks I've ever visited. Lister Park is Bradford's top park which was originally the home of Samuel Lister, a successful local business man who was involved in textile engineering during the 19th Century and was business partners with Sir Isaac Holden. Samuel Lister sold his home, formerly Manningham Hall,...

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  • BRADFORD CATHEDRAL

    Bradford Cathedral is an Anglican church.The church that stands on this site today was built in the 1950’s although parts of the church are a lot older. There is evidence that people worshiped here as far back as AD 627. The church was rebuilt in 1963 and foundations of earlier buildings were found under the chancel. The nave is the oldest part of...

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  • Well done Bradford

    An amazing day at Bradford's centenary square official opening day.A fun filled day from 2pm, There were Bhangra dancers, drums, street theatre, a Dixie band, stilt walkers and an amazing acrobat act suspended from a balloon filled with helium.The central pool was filled with excited children (and some adults) splashing about in the water and...

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  • CENTENARY SQUARE

    CENTENERY SQUARE1997 was Bradford City's centenary, and major development work was carried out to create a new Centenary Square in front of City Hall. The area is pedestrianised with seating and a large open paved area directly in front of the main entrance.More work has been carried out in Centenary square in recent times with a pond with...

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  • BRADFORD CITY HALL

    Bradford town hall was opened on the 9th September 1873 and it stands tall and proud in the heart of Bradford city centre. The building was designed by a local architect firm, Lockwood and Mawson. The previous town hall had been at the fire station in Swain street. The cost of the town hall was £100,000 and was built by John Ives and son, a Shipley...

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  • Centenary Square & City Park

    Bradford City Centre is undergoing an extensive regeneration programme including Centenary Square and City Square. It features a large made water fountain park, the largest in the UK, and is almost completed. An official celebration is scheduled for 24th March 2012.The six acre park is public space availalbe for people to relax and play. There is...

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  • Bradford Industrial Musuem

    I visited Bradford Industrial Museum (via getting lost with the buses! I got the right bus no. but I went in the opposite direction to Wisbey and Buttershaw instead of Greengates so I had to retrace my steps!). The museum was originally Moorside Mills, built in 1875, and operated as a worsted spinning Mill by John Moore. The ownership of the mill...

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  • Bowling Park

    Bowling Park is a municipal park near Bolling Hall in South East Bradford and not far from the city centre. Bradford Council purchased land of Bolling Hall's grounds where this land had been mined for coal and ironstone in the late 19th Century. The park since 1880 had been developed and a bowling green, tennis courts and a children's playground...

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Bradford Restaurants

  • Great views of City Park

    Before I went to see CATS at the Alhambra Theatre I treated myself to a meal in the theatre's unique 1914 restaurant. I love the eclectic and nostalgic environment and had great views of the City Park and the Town Hall.Including a tip it cost me approximately 21 gbp for the meal (April 2013). It's more that what I would usually pay for a meal but...

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  • JUST ON THE OUTSKIRTS

    Greengates is a area of Bradford. There is a Sainsbury superstore, KFC, priceless shoes and Matalan in this area.The Costa was very busy when we visited on Saturday morning. LATTE AND NUTTY FLAPJACK

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  • WETHERSPOONS CLOSE TO THE ALHAMBRA

    I think that this is one of the few Wetherspoons that is wrongly named. Titus Salt is a legend around here, He provided good wages and decent housing for the families that worked in his mills. He was the 2nd Mayor of Bradford and he deserves a Wetherspoon named after him. Wetherspoons name their pubs according to the history of the area they open a...

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  • Great for meat eaters,veggies families &...

    This is absolutely one of our favourites, the family have eaten here a few times and we had a big birthday bash for one of our friends this week. The food is great for meat eaters and veggies alike and the service was and always is top class.We are becoming regulars!We are really glad to be the first to review of Omar Khans on Virtual TouristWe...

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  • PIE NIGHT

    As this week is "NATIONAL PIE WEEK" Emma and I went to The Park pub in Bradford for it's weekly pie night. I was suprised how quiet the pub was. Even though it was a Tuesday I thought the whole area would be out for pie night.I had chicken and ham pie with mash and peas, Emma had steak and ale with chips.The cost of the meal was £6.99 each which...

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  • ALWAYS A FAVOURITE

    The Turls green is a wetherspoons pub overlooking Centenery square in Bradford city centre. As with all Wetherspoons the menu is the same throughout the chain. I like this as you know what to expect when choosing where to eat.The name of the pub comes from the area where the pub stands which was once called Turls Green. This is now called Centenary...

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Bradford Nightlife

  • Bradford's West End

    The Alhambra TheatreThe Alhambra theatre was built by Frank Laidler in 1913 on a former waste site and opened in 1914 just before World War I. It became a Grade II listed building in 1974 and following a extensive refurbishment, which the theatre reopened in 1986. The Alhambra has been known traditionally for its pantomimes and variety shows and...

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  • A GREAT NIGHT

    Emma and I went to the Ginger Goose to see "Definitley mightbe" A Oasis and Paul Weller tribute band. The entrance was free and the pub was packed. It was a very good night and I will look out for more events held there. Casual

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  • Another rock bar

    Since the Empress closed down this pub has tried to take over the rock and metal pub bit but to be honest I prefer the Market Tavern. Cheap drinks and busy on Friday/ Saturday nights. Sometimes hosts some bands but very crowded! Its kind of in a cellar so not much light but hey rock pubs meant to be dark lol none

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Bradford Transportation

  • Bradford Interchange

    Bradford Interchange serves as the city's bus station and one of the city's railway stations. If you're travelling by public transport to Bradford this is where you arrive. Services from the bus stations serve Bradford's districts and there are services to and from other cities and towns in West and North Yorkshire.The buses are serviced mainly by...

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  • Classic Car Show

    Every year the Bradford City council use Centurion Square, located in front of the Town Hall, for a number of shows, including local drama and dance clubs. But once a year owners and collectors of classic cars gather for a competion known as Bradford's Classic Cars.Held for one weekend in August every year avid classic cars owners bring their...

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  • 662 The Shuttle (By Transdev in...

    You can catch the bus, 662 The Shuttle, frequent, from Bradford and The Shuttle stops at Bradford's attractions including Lister Park and Cartwright Hall, Saltaire, Bingley's Five Rise Locks, East Riddlesden Hall and Keighley (for connections to Haworth, Pennine Country and Skipton).

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Bradford Shopping

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    by Sjalen Written Sep 20, 2002

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    One of Europe's largest Asian supermarkets. Here they have more than just your average curry powder. Spices galore, Pakistani woks, ladles and other kitchen ware...we spend ages in here and without spending a fortune.

    What to buy: Indian/Pakistani light weight frying pan. What a bargain for this non stick super duper kitchen assistant.

    What to pay: Less than you think.

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Bradford Warnings and Dangers

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    by Arianasarah866 Written Feb 3, 2006

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    Loads of unlicensed cabs so dont get into them! Biggest taxi rank is behing the city hall. However beware as they will try to rip you off. Try to go be the meter if you can, if not you need to sound like you have travelled to your destination before and be firm about what you will pay. It costs us around £12-5 to get from Bradford centre to Huddersfield or Oxenhope. Do not get into the taxi until you have agreed a price. And say "How much to _______? I usually pay £__". If they think you are local then they wont get away with rippping you off easily! Beware even the small local companies out in the dales will try to rip you off. Stand your ground! They will back down.

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Bradford Off The Beaten Path

  • Enjoy a foreign language

    Bradford's 'Circle for Foreign Languages' is unique in England. it has existed for over 100 years, owns its own building and lets out part. With its property income it manages to keep members' subs to £10 per annum [no typos here!!] Tea, coffee or cold drinks in the interval cast 10p a cup.Spanish, Italian, French and German Sections each have...

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  • Bronte sisters

    OK so Haworth isn't really off the beaten path since it is littered with tourists BUT it isn't in Bradford itself either so I had to put it somewhere. Haworth is where the Bronte sisters grew up and got the inspiration for Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and all their other masterpieces. You can visit their home here as well as walk on the moors. See...

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Bradford Sports & Outdoors

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    by Arianasarah866 Written Jan 7, 2006

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    Tends to be full of teenagers, but you cant beat ice skating. You ca rent skates here if you have none, just watch out for the people who think they are experts in the middle!

    Equipment: You can bring your own skates, or rent if you have none

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Bradford Favorites

  • Bradford By the sea

    I would take them top the bus/train station to go elsewhere! honestly its not worth it Bradford by the sea. Whoever thought of that was an idiot! We could be no further from the sea in the UK. Still, they put up some dodgy wooden donkeys and a water feature that no longer works by the city hall. Go visit and you can see some graffitti added by...

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  • Fish pond???????????

    Te thing that I remember most about Bradford is going to a nightclub, I can`t remember the name of the club though. I needed the toilet so went on a hunt for it. After finding it I opened the door and walked in, to my surprise there was a fish pond, settee and a man selling aftershave. Yes I did say a fish pond, oh and yes there were some urinals...

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