Leeds has a long industrial past built both in manufacturing and the wool trade. Today many of the city's mills are still standing but have been converted to house the ever-more important service sector. Well-connected to both the north of England and the rest of the UK with road, rail and air links, Leeds is a thriving city which was also the first place outside of London to have a prestigious Harvey Nichols store. Central Leeds is a reasonably compact area with many suburbs and other areas radiating outwards. It also has a proud sporting heritage with football, rugby (league and union) and cricket all well represented. Hire a car to explore the city of Leeds, where you can visit amazing parks such as Roundhay and Golden Acre or take a journey to the historical Kirkstall Abbey.