Bradford is the 5th biggest city in England. According to recently published statistics, Bradford has one of the fastest growing youth population’s in the country.
During the industrial revolution of the late eighteenth and nineteenth century Bradford came to international prominence as the textiles and woollen centre of the world. It became one of the richest cities in Europe. However, by the twentieth century, the wool and textiles industry had collapsed creating an economic void, high unemployment and limited job prospects. The measure of which impacted the city.
The recent Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) ranked Bradford in the top 10% most deprived cities in the UK with some areas ranked within the top 0.5% of national deprivation. These are the inner-city areas that One In A Million work within. They are why we exist – to make a difference in this great city!
The wealth expansion generated during the nineteenth century was invested into developing the social and cultural wellbeing of the city.
Today, Bradford is a culturally rich city steeped in fascinating history, heritage, attractions and events. Let us tell you why we think Bradford is great and draw your attention to the many wonderful things there are to do:-
- Explore the former home of literary greats like the Brontës in Haworth; Saltaire village (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Salts Mill, key attractions that draw visitors from across the globe to view the artistry of the world famous David Hockney;
- You don’t have to go far to marvel at the Victorian buildings can be seen throughout the city and a particular area of interest is Little Germany.
- Bradford is proud to be the first ever UNESCO City of Film, with attractions such as the National Media Museum, Bradford City Park, the Alhambra Theatre and Cartwright Hall which is situated in one of Bradford’s numerous picturesque parks;
- Enjoy the best in entertainment at the Alhambra Theatre and St Georges Hall;
- Engage in sporting attractions like Bradford City FC, Bradford Park Avenue FC, Bradford Bulls RLFC, Tour De Yorkshire, the Aegon Ilkley Trophy tennis tournament and Yorkshire County Cricket
- Celebrate annual events such as the Bradford Film Festival, Bradford Festival, Bingley Music Live, Ilkley and Bradford Literature Festivals, Haworth’s 1940s weekend and the Saltaire Festival to name just a few;
- Like dining? We have over 200 Asian restaurants and Bradford is proud to be the Curry Capital of Britain for the last five years;
- Create your own shopping experience at The Broadway, our brand new shopping centre in the heart of the city;
- There’s quick and easy access to nearby popular destinations such as Harrogate, Leeds and York. Leeds Bradford Airport is within short commuting distance from the city centre;
- And if all of the above is not enough, be inspired by breathtaking countryside of immense beauty and character in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.
It’s My City!