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Why Leek Is a Great Place To Live Or Visit In 2022 - 2023


I'm going to cut right to the chase: Leek is a great place to live so wouldn't it stand to reason it's an even better place to visit? Yes, It's a small town, but it has pretty much everything you need, and more. The people are friendly, the food is delicious and plentiful (did I mention it's really great value for money?), and there's always something fun happening outdoors. If you're looking for a new neighborhood or just want to escape from city life for a weekend trip, then come on down, Leek Is The Place to Be!

Local Shopping Great Prices

The local shopping scene in Leek is great. You can find just about anything you need, and you’re never more than a few minutes away from a place to buy it. The people are friendly and welcoming—you’ll be able to meet loads of new people just wandering around town. You can find some delicious food, cool clothing, and awesome services (like the excellent barber shop I went to last week). And did I mention the price? Everything is such amazing value for money!

Homemade Delicacies

There's nothing better than a homemade delicacy to warm the heart. And Leek is rife with them. You can get them at the market, in local shops, at friends' houses, and even at your local pub (if you're so inclined).

In fact, you'll find that most of Leek's most extraordinary culinary delights are made by people who live right here in town—so when you order one of them from your favorite vendor, they'll have been prepared just for you! Whether it's homemade pies or butcher sausage rolls, or cheese and bacon oatcakes with your choice of sauce on top—you'll always be glad that someone around here was willing to make something special just for your taste buds.

Entertainment Outdoors

The Leek area is full of festivals and events, especially during the summer months. Every year,

there is an abundance of events taking place in the town's parks and public spaces.

Some Of The most popular include:

  • The annual Leek Blues & Americana Festival

  • Scooter Fest in May attracts thousands of people

  • A yearly Agricultural Show with, food stalls, Shire horses, hundreds of exhibitors, Artisan merchants, Competitions & Displays. A Great Family Day Out

  • An evening Christmas lights switch on at the end of November right outside Leek Radio's Station In Sparrow Park.

Shopping is great in Leek and you get to meet loads of new people

There are some amazing local shops, butchers, and artisan bakers, with a huge emphasis on keeping it local. You can buy local produce, meet new people, and have a good time. There are lots of shops in Leek where you can find all sorts of things from food and drink to hats, coats & Shoes.

You also get to support local businesses by buying things from them instead of bigger companies that operate far away from Leek.

We must give a mention to "Totally Locally Leek" Who has not only made shopping more fun for the consumer but, helps the vendors too with some amazing events just as "Fiver Fest", The next being from 8th-22nd October 2022. It’s a chance for independent businesses to use their collective power to encourage people back to our town centers, to say thank you to customers who supported them during these testing times, and to prove once again, that the small guys can compete with the online giants & the supermarkets. In fact, they beat them hands down in many ways, but most of all their contribution to our local economies.


Leek is a great place to live, with the local shopping and homemade delicacies being just some of the reasons. You can enjoy these things at any time throughout the year as well, which means that you never have to miss out on anything. There are also many other activities in Leek that you can participate in outside, such as golfing or swimming; so everything's covered whether it's summer or winter!

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