Though Manchester may be the best known northern English city on the world stage, ever-rising Leeds has much to offer. The Yorkshire city’s largest industries are financial and business services, yet it fosters a substantial creative arts economy, too. Thanks to massive regeneration over the last decade, the city centre ranks among the country’s most exciting, with high-end shopping alongside world-class dining.
Average house price: HK$2.5 million
Selling point: A bustling, well-connected urban centre within easy reach of greenery
Good to know: Leeds is Britain’s largest financial centre outside London
Schools: The Grammar School at Leeds is Yorkshire’s leading co-educational independent day school