Bradford has a strong industrial heritage with many stunning buildings which date back to the city's beginning, now re-purposed as apartments, shops and museums. Bradford established many advances in workers’ rights, like the practice of rewarding good work, instead of only punishing bad work. Bradford also invented the notion of school dinners. Until 1906, this childhood staple simply did not exist. But the scheme trialled in Bradford was so successful, that it soon became standard policy for near every school across the country
During the Industrial Revolution, Bradford had a thriving textile industry. These days, Bradford is perhaps more famous for its curry, having been judged the Curry Capital of Britain for several years running. The city‘s contributions to the film industry also awarded it the prestigious title of being the world’s first ever UNESCO City of Film.
Amongst the city streets, you will find the beautiful open space of Bradford City Park. There, you may feel like you’ve stepped into a wonderland when you see the mirror pool, with its fountain shooting powerful jets of water, 100ft into the air. Add this to the 100 other fountains nestled within the park, as well as a laser and music show, and you will surely be impressed.