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'''Bradford''' is a city in [[Yorkshire]], a county in the north of [[England]], in the [[United Kingdom]].
 
'''Bradford''' is a city in [[Yorkshire]], a county in the north of [[England]], in the [[United Kingdom]].
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==Understand==
 
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Revision as of 19:22, 22 November 2006

Bradford is a city in Yorkshire, a county in the north of England, in the United Kingdom.

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Understand

Bradford is one of the ten largest cities in Britain with a population of over 450,000 people.

Get in

By plane

Get around

By taxi

  • Bradford Town Taxis 78 Morley Street; tel. 01274 636293, 01274 740655. 24/7, no call out charge.
  • Preston Private Hire Preston Street; tel. 01274 392694, 01274 308993. 24/7

See

  • Saltaire - a well-preserved mid 19th century industrial town, which is located within Bradford. The site is UNESCO World Heritage listed. In the mill itself you will find a large David Hockney exhibition, two restaurants and numerous shops - well worth a visit.
  • Stunning architecture - especially the area known as Little Germany - a unique collection of 85 buildings constructed between 1855 and 1890, during the peak of Bradford's wool textile industry, now a popular residential and business area. 55 of the 85 buildings are listed because of their architectural and historical importance.

Museums

Do

  • Bradford Film Festival [1] - the 12th Annual Bradford Film Festival runs in 2006 from 2 March until 18 March

Buy

Eat

Once famous for its woolen textile manufacture, Bradford is now known as one of the best cities in Britain to eat a curry.

  • Karachi Restaurant 15/17 Neal Street; tel. 01274 732015. This cheap and cheerful Pakistani/Indian restaurant is a Bradford institution. Open 11:00-01:00 Mon-Thu, 11:00-02:00 Fri-Sat (ideal after a night out). Mains roughly £4.50.
  • Omar's 45 Stony Lane; tel. 01274 641321. Renowned for its "family sized naan" and "naan & curry challenge".
  • Omar Khan's 30 Little Horton Lane; tel. 01274 720030
  • Akbars [2] is a modern style curry house with contemporary feel and superb value for money. The restaurant is always packed - always book as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment. A large meal (starters and main with sides dishes) with wine for four people comes in around £15 per head.
  • The Love Apple [3] - for quality food and drink with full table service in a relaxed atmosphere, art exhibitions, music, dance and funky loving people, the Love Apple is the place to be in Bradford.

Drink

  • Sir Titus Salt Unit B Windsor Baths, Morley Street. Good decor and a selection of ales available. Full of dead heads though!
  • Fighting Cock 21-23, Preston Street. Nice little pub a bit further off the beaten track. Real ales and real cider available.
  • Cock & Bottle Newly refurbished in 2005 after several decades of dereliction. Oldest pub in Bradford now serves thirteen guest Ales. Can be found near Bradford Cathedral on Barkerend Road.
  • Walkabout Glydegate Square. Best staff ever. Brilliant food.

Sleep

Contact

  • The Pulse of West Yorkshire [4] & Pulse Classic Gold [5] - the local commercial radio stations based in and serving Bradford (plus neighbouring Calderdale & Kirklees), on 97.5 and 102.5 FM and 1278 & 1530AM.

Get out

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