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48-Hours in Bradford

48-Hours in Bradford

A 48-hour stay gives you time to enjoy Bradford UK City of Culture 2025.  By following this two-day itinerary focusing on history and heritage, you will discover interesting sights.


Plan your visit to this vibrant city.  There are many accommodation options in Bradford. Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs offer a more traditional experience, while holiday lodges and serviced apartments are ideal for those seeking independence.


Day One

MORNING: Explore the Bradford heritage trail in the city centre to familiarise yourself with the area and appreciate the stunning buildings like City Hall and Little Germany. The trail finishes at the Wool Exchange, where you can visit Waterstones bookshop for a coffee and cake or enjoy a lunch at Cake'ole in City Park while enjoying the view of the fountains and City Hall.

AFTERNOON: Afternoon activities in Bradford include a visit to the Bradford Industrial Museum, a former Victorian mill showcasing textile machinery and exhibitions that provide insight into the city's industrial history. Also worth stopping by is Undercliffe Cemetery, the final resting place of Bradford's prominent industrialists who have elaborate monuments and sculptures dedicated to them.

EVENING: Experience a cultural evening at the charming Alhambra Theatre or St. George's Hall concert hall, where you can watch great shows or enjoy live music and comedy from touring international acts.  For pre-show dining, the Alhambra Theatre Restaurant 1914 is the place to be, overlooking City Park and offers a seasonal menu brimming with tempting dishes.

STAY: The Leonardo Hotel Bradford is within walking distance of City Park and Bradford Interchange station, perfect for a 48 hour stay in the city.

Day Two

MORNING: Start your day with a visit to Bradford Cathedral, set in peaceful gardens in the heart of the city. Take some time to wander around and admire the William Morris stained glass windows. If you visit on a  Wednesday, you can enjoy the music of the organ and even grab a bite to eat.

AFTERNOON: Pop over the road to Broadway Bradford shopping centre to enjoy a range of stores for a shopping spree and grab some delicious street food and desserts.  Afterwards, make your way to  Bolling Hall Museum, a historical building with sections that are from the Middle Ages, located south of the city.

EVENING: When visiting Bradford, it is essential to dine at a curry house since Bradford is renowned as the Curry Capital of Britain. After enjoying authentic Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine, explore the bustling bars and restaurants in the Top of Town area, such as North Parade, or explore the hidden Underground Quarter at Sunbridgewells. If you prefer, you can also watch a popular movie in a comfortable and stylish setting at the Light Cinema on Broadway.

Product Information

  1. Bradford City Centre Heritage Trail


    Step back in time on the Bradford City Centre Heritage Trail. This self guided walk takes you on a fascinating route around Bradford's historic city centre.

  2. City Park


    City Park is a six-acre park in the heart of Bradford which contains the largest man-made water feature in any UK city, plus more that 100 fountains, laser lighting and mist effects.

  3. Little Germany


    Bradford has a long and intriguing history dating from Saxon times. The city developed from a small market town to a prosperous city with the development of manufacturing in the 18th century and the growth in the wool trade.

    By the middle of the 19th century there were 38 worsted mills in…

  4. Undercliffe Cemetery


    Bradford's historic cemetery.

  5. Bradford Industrial Museum


    Bradford's Industrial Museum has permanent displays of textile machinery, steam power, engineering and motor vehicles, along with an exciting exhibitions programme.

  6. Alhambra Theatre


    Professional theatre providing classic drama, musicals, ballet, opera, pantomime, international dance and West End tours.
    1914 Restaurant - A luxurious and sumptuous new dining experience in a brand new purpose built restaurant.

  7. St George's Hall


    The Victorian built St George's Hall is home to a wide range of entertainment bringing the cream of touring music, comedy and variety to the region.

  8. Bradford Cathedral


    City Centre's hidden jewel set in attractive gardens. Visitors experience a warm welcome, exploring its pace, beauty, varied worship schedule, exciting events, reflecting civic and national life.

  9. The Broadway Bradford


    With everything from department stores to fashion brands and all your favourite high street names, you can shop until you drop at The Broadway.

  10. Bolling Hall


    A primarily 17th century mansion house, containing period furnished rooms as well as temporary exhibition space.

  11. Leonardo Hotel Bradford


    198 air conditioned rooms with free Wifi and hardwired internet access in each room. All rooms have at least a king sized bed - twin rooms have one king size and one single bed.

  12. Sunbridgewells


    Sunbridgewells is a underground tunnel complex in the heart of Bradford, with easy access from City Park and Sunbridge Road.

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Bradford City Centre Heritage Trail (53.79237,-1.75475)City Park (53.79216,-1.75404)0.05
City Park (53.79216,-1.75404)Little Germany (53.794,-1.74673)0.47
Little Germany (53.794,-1.74673)Undercliffe Cemetery (53.80528,-1.73794)1.24
Undercliffe Cemetery (53.80528,-1.73794)Bradford Industrial Museum (53.8108,-1.72249)1.07
Bradford Industrial Museum (53.8108,-1.72249)Alhambra Theatre (53.79177,-1.75688)2.79
Alhambra Theatre (53.79177,-1.75688)St George's Hall (53.79249,-1.75103)0.35
St George's Hall (53.79249,-1.75103)Bradford Cathedral (53.7954,-1.7477)0.35
Bradford Cathedral (53.7954,-1.7477)The Broadway Bradford (53.79444,-1.75008)0.17
The Broadway Bradford (53.79444,-1.75008)Bolling Hall (53.77876,-1.73856)1.71
Bolling Hall (53.77876,-1.73856)Leonardo Hotel Bradford (53.79303,-1.75739)1.81
Leonardo Hotel Bradford (53.79303,-1.75739)Sunbridgewells (53.79308,-1.7551)0.14
Total Distance *10.15 miles
Estimated Journey Time20 minutes

* Approximate distance by road

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