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5 reasons why Bradford is the best place to be in 2023

With City of Culture 2025 events on the horizon, Bradford is gearing up to welcome the world! With great food, entertainment, and the arts, here are five ways to get the most out of the exciting and welcoming city of Bradford. ๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿด๐ŸŽจ


International cuisine - from take-aways to award winning restaurants ๐Ÿ˜

Renowned for its international cuisine, Bradford is home to many award-winning curry restaurants. Catering for all tastes and budgets, you'll find classic fish and chips, full english breakfasts, vegan food, Afro-fusion, Vietnamese street food and Greek Cypriot dishes.

Diverse, exciting, and affordable, Bradford's food culture brings together street food and high-end cuisine and offers something for everyone.

For a taste of Bradford, check out these recommendations:
Chaskah (a Kashmiri restaurant)
Drakes Fisheries (classic fish and chips)
My Thai (Thai food)
Mamma Mia (family-run authentic Italian restaurant)

Shopping, socialising, and big-name brands ๐Ÿ™Œ

Enjoyable and eco-friendly, the new Darley Street market will offer shopping and cultural events. Independent traders, music and pop-up events will all be here to tempt you. For even more great shopping and food, The Broadway Shopping Centre brings together high street names in a convenient city centre location.

Art Galleries and museums; cultural heritage and stylish exhibition space ๐ŸŽจ

The National Science and Media Museum sits at the heart of the city, a free museum devoted to the science and culture of light and sound. Cartwright Hall, Bradford, and Salts Mill, in nearby Saltaire, in turn celebrate both nineteenth century painting and the work of Bradford born contemporary artist David Hockney.

Music, theatre, and entertainment venues ๐ŸŽถ

In 2024 Bradford Live, a new 4,000 capacity music venue is due to open. The former Odeon cinema sits beside The Alhambra Theatre, which hosts events from international dance to musicals, drama, and pantomime, while St George's Hall brings classical music and talks to the city. With exhibitions, events and artist residencies, the University of Bradford's Gallery ll is an equally vibrant cultural space.

Be part of the 2025 buzz

Hosting 1000 events and performances, including 365 artist commissions, alongside major international arts festivals and collaborations, Bradford will soon be sharing its unique heritage with the world. As the UK's youngest city (with 29% of our population being under 20), young people will be key in the delivery of a wealth of prestigious City of Culture events. Get onboard and get involved as you explore both your potential as a student and the potential our city holds.

What are your fave things to see and do in and around the Bradford District? :smile:
Haven't been to Bradford in ages, I'll add it onto my visit list :wink:
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