Noted for its welcoming atmosphere, the city of Bradford has much to offer a potential visitor. The city boasts, among others: the country's most visited museum outside the capital, The National Media Museum, which houses several cinema screens and a gargantuan Imax cinema alongside the exhibition spaces; The Bradford Industrial Museum which showcases all the key events that guided Bradford's pivotal role in the Industrial Revolution; two significant art galleries - Cartwright Hall and Salts Mill - which exhibit both modern and classical art (Salts Mill is home to the largest collection of works by David Hockney in the world).
For those seeking some culture of an evening, Bradford has several theatres worth visiting, such as The Alhambra - the city's main theatrical venue that puts on many big-name shows - and The Studio - a smaller space used for more experimental work. If literature is more your thing, then a trip to the house of the Bronte sisters (Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights) in Haworth just outside the city may be of interest.
In terms of nightlife Bradford takes some beating with many good quality pubs and clubs to choose from, and so, although much of the city centre itself is now dedicated to commerce and industry, you won't have to look far for a good time; in fact some of the city's night-spots are virtually legendary on the club-scene.
As a city Bradford could be said to be sports-mad, with a rich heritage in Rugby League especially. The city's team - The Bradford Bulls - are one of the most successful clubs in Rugby League, both nationally and overseas, and commands huge and fanatical support. Bradford City FC, on the other hand, struggled in the top tier of English football and were relegated to The Championship a few years ago.