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The one thing these large northern cities have in common is their adoption of the French-style zoning or quarters. Manchester has a Northern Quarter or Artists Quarter and plans for more designated areas.

The boys in Yorkshire and in particular Leeds are no less keen on adopting this continental appendage. In their case the VQ or Victoria quarter is trumpeted to all who will believe and listen as the 'Knightsbridge of the North'.

It is, I have to say, a very  pleasant place to while away an hour or so, particular if you have a healthy credit card or fat wallet. For here under or adjoining the stunning Victorian and Edwardian buildings, a plethora of up-market goodies awaits, principle amongst which is Harvey Nichols, and yet again in proud Yorkshire boast 'the best Harvey Nichols outside London' – say no more !  

Extract from North of Watford GapBy kind permission of SilverWood Books

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